Clinton struggled to fit in under Obama, emails show

Jul 1, 2015

Clinton struggled to fit in under Obama, emails show

Hillary Rodham Clinton struggled to fit into the government of President Barack Obama after being appointed Secretary of State in 2009, according to emails released by the State Department on Tuesday. They showed Clinton turning up for meetings that had been canceled and worrying ...

Mexicans bash pinata of Trump, calling him an imbecile

Jun 27, 2015

Mexicans bash pinata of Trump, calling him an imbecile

Few presidents of Mexico have managed to unite the country in the way Donald Trump did after he launched his U.S. presidential bid a week ago with a string of broadsides against America’s southern neighbor. “Imbecile,” “racist,” “absurd” and “ignorant” were some of the ...

12 Republicans, 4 Democrats in the race for president so far

Jun 24, 2015

12 Republicans, 4 Democrats in the race for president so far

Republicans Jeb Bush, former Florida governor Ben Carson, pediatric neurosurgeon Ted Cruz, Texas senator Carly Fiorina, former CEO Hewlett-Packard Lindsey Graham, South Carolina senator Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor, 2008 presidential candidate George Pataki, former New York state governor Rand Paul, Kentucky senator Rick ...

Donald Trump candidacy a boon for late-night comics

Jun 18, 2015

Donald Trump candidacy a boon for late-night comics

He doesn’t need the money, but if Donald Trump’s presidential campaign falters, late-night comics would surely pass the hat to keep it going. An animated Jon Stewart looked like he was second-guessing his decision to step away from “The Daily Show” in the wake ...

Jun 18, 2015

Hong Kong vetoes China-backed electoral reform proposal

Hong Kong’s legislature on Thursday vetoed a China-vetted electoral reform package that had been criticized by opposition prodemocracy lawmakers and activists as undemocratic, potentially easing the prospect of fresh mass protests. The vote came earlier than expected, with only 37 of the legislature’s 70 ...

In Uganda, desire for money, power behind child sacrifices

Jun 18, 2015

In Uganda, desire for money, power behind child sacrifices

Kanani and Sylvia, a brother and sister ages 9 and 8, were grazing the family cattle in rural Uganda when they were approached by a man they vaguely knew. Sperito Bisekwa was angry. He accused the children of allowing their cows to eat his ...