| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:24 AM
Havana -- Cuba has stepped up efforts to douse speculation over the health of its former leader Fidel Castro by publishing an article under his name in state-run media in which he scoffs at recent rumors and those who circulated them.
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:32 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- With three mighty swings, Pablo Sandoval put the San Francisco Giants ahead in this World Series and put himself in a class with Mr. October.
Sandoval hit three home runs and joined Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth and Albert Pujols as the...
| May 16, 2012
If Carlos Fuentes could have invented the perfect character to star in one of his novels, he might have come up with a protagonist named Carlos Fuentes.
That character would be a glamorous global citizen who was born in Panama as a diplomat's son, then...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:59 PM
After years of planning and months of campaigning, the most expensive presidential race in history comes down to a final five-day whirlwind of speeches and television ads in the eight states still up for grabs.
President Barack Obama and Republican...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 7:58 AM
FALCON, Venezuela -- An explosion rocked the Amuay oil refinery in northwestern Venezuela, killing 39 people, including a 10-year-old boy, a Venezuelan official said Saturday.
More than 80 people were injured, Vice President Elias Jaua told state-run...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 7:52 PM
PARAGUANA/CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - An explosion tore through Venezuela's biggest refinery on Saturday, killing 39 people, wounding dozens more and halting operations at the facility in the worst accident to hit the OPEC nation's oil industry....
| Aug 26, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Black smoke fills the sky in Venezuela after an explosion at the country's largest oil refinery Saturday.
At least 39 people are dead, including a ten-year old boy. More than 80 others were injured.
Officials say a leak caused a gas cloud, which...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia's dictator, died last week -- in a Brussels hospital.
Why didn't he get medical care at home? Look at the state of his people's health, and you'll understand.
The government provides vaccinations for only 5 percent of the...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The recent indecisive Greek elections could be summed up by two general themes: Greeks want to stay in, and expect help from, the eurozone. But they still do not want to take the necessary medicine to stop borrowing billions of euros from northern...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Another supposed conservative Supreme Court justice has turned to the left. Chief Justice John Roberts has joined the ignominious list of Republican Supreme Court appointments who betrayed the conservative movement. The Supreme Court Justice Hall of Shame...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
A wild windstorm swept through the nation's capital on Saturday, tossing broken tree limbs, downing power lines and forcing thousands of suburbanites to eat dinner by candlelight. On Sunday, with the skies sunny and mostly clear, the oppressive heat...