By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - South Africa's agonizing past swept over Alex McLaren, who stepped into sunlight with tears in his eyes after a tour of the Apartheid Museum, an unsparing study of white minority rule and the costly fight against it.
Yet South Africa-
By JENNIFER PELTZ and VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - From teeming Times Square to a once-isolated Asian country celebrating its first public New Year's Eve countdown in decades, the world looked to the start of 2013 with hope for renewal after a year of economic turmoil, searing
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - At age 83, Edith Windsor gets plenty of compliments for her courage to take on the federal government in a landmark case that has put attitudes about gay America squarely before the Supreme Court.
But the Philadelphia-born former IBM executive
By LYNNE TUOHYAssociated Press
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson says he chafed for several years at being branded the first openly gay bishop of the Anglican Church until he realized that he was wasting a pulpit from which he could advocate for equality.
By DENIS D. GRAY and RAHIM FAIEZAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Violence in Afghanistan fell in 2012, but more Afghan troops and police who now shoulder most of the combat were killed, according to statistics compiled by The Associated Press.
At the same time, insider killings by
By COLLEEN LONGAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A woman accused of shoving a man to his death in front of a subway train because she believed he was Muslim laughed and smiled during a court hearing where she was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Erika Menendez was charged Saturday night
By ASHOK SHARMAAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - A young woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in India's capital was cremated privately as millions of grieving, angry residents demanded greater protection for women from sexual violence.
The cremation took place during a
By JEFF AMYAssociated Press
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Five young siblings and one adult died early Saturday when a sport utility vehicle went off an eastern Mississippi road and plunged into a rain-swollen creek, authorities said.
Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell said the victims appear to have
MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man whom authorities say caused an alcohol-related wreck that killed a mother of two and the children's grandmother outside Charlotte has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony death by vehicle, police said Saturday.
Police say 28-year-old
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Two teenagers and a 12-year-old girl have been charged in the shooting death of a North Carolina man during a carjacking.
Investigators say the three approached 35-year-old Johnny Danilo Villatoro of Durham on Friday night and asked him for a ride before carjacking and shooting