Police clash with protesters in Ukrainian capital
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Defiant demonstrators faced off with thousands of riot police on Kiev's central square as the sun rose Wednesday after an overnight confrontation in which police removed some barricades and tents from the protesters' camp and scuffled with demonstrators....
Uruguay OK's first national market for legal pot
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana, with the government regulating the production, sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence....
Mandela's body arrives for viewing in South Africa
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- A flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela arrived with a military honor guard Wednesday in an amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years ago as South Africa's first black president....
AP PHOTOS: Thousands gather to remember Mandela
They gathered by the tens of thousands in a Soweto soccer stadium, braving a cold rain to pay respects to Nelson Mandela: world leaders, family members and South Africans whose lives he helped change in his decades-long fight against apartheid. The list of dignitaries was long, ranging from President Barack Obama to Cuban President Raul Castro. And a handshake between those two men epitomized the spirit of reconciliation Mandela came to represent....
Myanmar's surreal capital now less of a ghost town
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Watched around the clock, bathed twice a day and otherwise pampered, five white elephants are munching on choice greenery in Myanmar's vast, remote and surreal capital. Above them soars a shimmering, gold-plated pagoda....
Thai democracy enters dangerous new crossroads
BANGKOK (AP) -- Protesters waging a surreal political fight to oust Thailand's elected prime minister are trying to establish what amounts to a parallel government - one complete with "security volunteers" to replace the police, a foreign policy of their own and a central committee that has already begun issuing audacious orders....
Bavaria to keep blocking 'Mein Kampf' publication
BERLIN (AP) -- Bavaria's state government says it will try to keep Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" out of publication in Germany after the copyright expires in 2015 - reversing a previous decision to support new editions with critical commentary....
Gunmen abduct Syria's leading human rights lawyer
NABEK, Syria (AP) -- Masked gunmen abducted a leading Syrian human rights lawyer and three other prominent activists in a rebel-held Damascus suburb Tuesday in a new sign that al-Qaida linked militants who have joined the fight against President Bashar Assad are trying to silence rivals in the opposition movement....
2 French troops die disarming C. African rebels
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- More than 500 people have been killed over the past week in sectarian fighting in Central African Republic, aid officials said Tuesday, as France reported that gunmen killed two of its soldiers who were part of the intervention to disarm thousands of rebels accused of attacking civilians....
Obama shakes hands with Cuba's Raul Castro
HAVANA (AP) -- It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela....
Do you think installing automatic red light cameras at certain Pittsburgh intersections will result in fewer crashes? <More Info>
Motorists who run certain red lights in Pittsburgh next year could be caught by an automatic traffic camera and fined $100 for the violation. Revenues from the traffic fines will be used to make road improvements. Opponents say there's no proof that the red light cameras will result in improved traffic safety.
Do you agree with Newt Gingrich's admiration for former South African President Nelson Mandela who died last week at the age of 95?