By JIM KUHNHENN and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - For all the attention wrenched elsewhere in recent days - on new violence in the Middle East, the "fiscal cliff" back home - President Barack Obama's speedy trip to Southeast Asia achieved a major goal: It was
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a new push to make testing for the AIDS virus as common as cholesterol checks.
Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at least once - not just people considered at high risk for the virus, an independent panel that sets
By CHARLES WILSONAssociated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The house explosion that killed two people and destroyed several homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood is now being investigated as a homicide, authorities said, though no suspects have been named.
Indianapolis Homeland Security Director
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - It had been Jessica Tata's dream to run a day care.
She was soon in over her head, caring for too many kids and taking chances by leaving them alone to run errands. The young woman's actions ultimately proved fatal: Four children died and
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - From California to Maine, unions used their political muscle in the recent elections to help install Democratic governors, build labor-friendly majorities in state legislatures and defeat ballot initiatives against them.
The combination of union
By ERIC TALMADGEAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - A lot has happened in Asia while the United States was off fighting its wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and most of it can be summed up in one word - China. Fueled by China's amazing growth and the promise of its huge and expanding consumer market
By TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A documentary says a Florida death-row inmate might have been involved in the murder of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife and her friend, a claim being criticized by one victim's family and being looked at skeptically by a detective and a
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - The United States and Mexico on Tuesday signed a pact for new rules on sharing water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year effort on how to spread the pain of drought and reap the benefits of wet years.
The far-reaching agreement
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - President Barack Obama dispatched Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Middle East on Tuesday as the U.S. urgently seeks to end a conflict between Israel and Hamas that has killed more than 100 in the last week.
By LISA LEFFAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco lawmakers disappointed committed nudists Tuesday by narrowly approving a ban on public nakedness despite concerns the measure would undermine the city's reputation as a sanctuary for free expression.
The Board of Supervisors