HOUSTON The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2015, with nearly 40 per cent of the cases involving individuals who were exonerated in homicides, a new report shows.
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DES MOINES, Iowa Ted Cruz, a fiery, conservative Texas senator loathed by his own party’s leaders, swept to victory in Iowa’s Republican caucuses Monday, overcoming billionaire Donald Trump and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Among Democrats, Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders were deadlocked in a tight race.
JOHANNESBURG Conservationists confirmed the existence of lions in a remote national park in Ethiopia, a rare piece of good news for a threatened species whose numbers have plunged in many parts of Africa, a wildlife charity said Monday.
JERUSALEM Israel’s Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism.
DES MOINES, Iowa Hillary Clinton is used to tough questions, but a recent query from a little girl actually moved her.
Before about 700 people at Keota High School last month, the grade-schooler clutched the microphone during a town hall meeting and asked: “What are you going to do about all this bullying?”
SAN FRANCISCO Federal officials don’t know how many migrant children they’ve sent to live with convicted criminals across the U.S. over the last three years, at a time the government sought to move young Central American migrants out of shelters and into private homes, says the chair of a bipartisan congressional subcommittee that meets Thursday on the issue.
BERLIN It’s a change of heart that Iraqi immigrant Sekvan Agho never saw coming.
NEW YORK Is Fox News Channel overplaying its hand or skillfully playing to its brand in dealing with Donald Trump?
The GOP presidential front-runner has dropped out of Thursday night’s Republican debate following an escalating public relations battle triggered in part by his call for Fox to dump Megyn Kelly as one of the moderators.
Is there a winner in this dispute? A loser?
GENEVA The World Health Organization is convening an emergency committee on Monday to decide if the Zika virus outbreak should be declared an international health emergency.
At a special meeting Thursday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said the virus ‚Äî which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems ‚Äî was “spreading explosively.”
MOSCOW Syrian refugees should be given an opportunity to cast their ballots in the country’s future elections, Russia’s security chief has told The Associated Press, adding that the international community should focus on creating conditions for a free vote in Syria.