By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Six months after members of the U.S. military and the Secret Service were embroiled in a prostitution scandal in Colombia, two Navy sailors have been stripped of their security clearances and pulled off their regular jobs, but they have yet
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake centered nearly 100 miles underground rattled southwestern Colombia on Sunday but no damage or injuries were reported.
The quake struck at 11:31 a.m. local time 30 miles (48 kilometers) from the regional capital of Popayan and was felt in
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - They were two young women living alone and in fear in Albania, where they say they were ripe targets for sex traffickers notorious for kidnapping their victims and forcing them into prostitution in other countries.
Both fled to the United
By PABLO ELIAS GIUSSANIAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The leaders of three Latin American nations hit hard by drug trafficking called on the membership of the United Nations on Wednesday to promote a debate on alternative ways to combat drug trafficking.
In an unusually energetic
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and BEN FELLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigating the prostitution scandal at the Secret Service, the Homeland Security Department's inspector general uncovered a hotel record suggesting a member of President Barack Obama's team might have been
MADRID (AP) - Spanish clothes retailer Inditex, which owns the Zara store chain, has posted a 32 percent increase in first-half net profit as it continued expanding in emerging markets.
Inditex said Wednesday that sales for the first six months of the year were €7.2 billion ($9.4 billion), up 17
By FRANK BAJAK and FRANKLIN BRICENOAssociated Press
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Sixteen-year-old Cesar Medina was returning home from an Internet cafe, his mother says, and got caught up in a crowd of demonstrators when police and soldiers opened fire. A bullet tore into his head, killing him instantly.
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:
ABORTION and BIRTH CONTROL:
Obama: Supports abortion rights. Health care law requires contraceptives to be available
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former high-level Colombian general has pleaded not guilty to charges that he took bribes from drug gangs.
Mauricio Santoyo Velasco was arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. A judge set a September trial date