LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Striking Portuguese postal workers have scuffled with police during a protest against the national mail company's privatization.
Some pickets tried to stop mail trucks leaving a major Lisbon distribution center late Thursday, and police moved in to clear the way. Some
CHICAGO (AP) - A suburban Chicago police officer has been released from hospital after being dragged by a car driven by fleeing Thanksgiving Day shoplifting suspects, one of which was charged with attempted murder Friday.
Another police officer fired at the 52-year-old driver, who remained
By MARK STEVENSONAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican drug cartels looking to diversify their businesses long ago moved into oil theft, pirated goods, extortion and kidnapping, consuming an ever larger swath of the country's economy. This month, federal officials confirmed the cartels
By The Associated Press
The holiday shopping season kicked off early, as several retailers began offering deals on Thanksgiving Day. Many people complained about the early start and the mad rush for deals. In Rhode Island, volunteers set up a coat-exchange program as an alternative to consumerism.
By SUDHIN THANAWALAAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has ordered immigration officials to review their decision not to grant asylum to a gay man who said he was attacked for his sexual orientation in 2002 and 2003 in his native Russia and feared he would be persecuted if
By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - The three women are among Egypt's most active democracy campaigners, the faces of its revolution. Through a string of rulers the past three years- autocrat Hosni Mubarak, the military, the Islamists - they have been at the forefront of protests,
(CNN) -- It was a heroic moment caught on tape.
A police officer in Cape May, New Jersey, ran up to a burning pickup truck and pulled out its unconscious driver, then ran back toward the blaze to search for other possible passengers.
"A million things were going through my head. I wasn'
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NEW YORK (AP) - The big balloons are soaring - and so are the crowd's spirits - as the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way through the streets of New York City. There'd been some
By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Egyptian security forces arrested a prominent political activist Thursday night over inciting a demonstration in defiance of a new law heavily restricting protests in the country, his family said.
The arrest of Alaa Abdel-Fattah, a blogger who rose to
By STEPHEN WADEAP Sports Writer
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Preparing for the World Cup and Olympics is putting Brazil's reputation on the line, giving South America's biggest country a chance to boost its profile while also exposing it to mounting pressure and unrelenting scrutiny.
The deaths of