SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 85-year-old U.S. Korean War veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress.
Will Congress shrug off President Barack Obama’s warning that imposing new sanctions on Iran will derail fragile diplomatic efforts to ensure Tehran does not get the ability to build a nuclear weapon?
By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A Google San Fran gentrification battle heats up Inc commuter bus was blocked in San Francisco's Mission district for about a half hour Monday morning, highlighting many residents' growing concern that an influx of affluent technology workers is driving up costs in the city. "San Francisco, not for sale" and "Stop evictions now" numbered among the slogans yellow-vested protesters chanted as they surrounded the double-decker bus. Google's offices are in Mountain View, about 34 miles away from the incident. The protest, organized by an advocacy group called Heart of the City, took aim at private commuter buses which whisk thousands of employees from stops around San Francisco to jobs at technology companies south of the city such as Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and Google.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Along a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners, black and white, by the thousands rubbed shoulders Monday outside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets and condolence notes on top of piles already knee-high. Others danced while singing praise for the anti-apartheid leader — a vivid example of the "Rainbow Nation" unity of race-blind multiculturalism championed by Mandela for South Africa.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton will hold emergency talks in Ukraine on Tuesday, amid growing international concern at the political crisis which has pitted the security forces against pro-EU demonstrators. Ukrainian security forces on Monday moved in on the demonstrators to end a week-long blockade of the government headquarters, prompting Washington to urge Kiev to "immediately de-escalate the situation". With the authorities apparently keen to regain control of the city centre, the party of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko said that armed police had raided their offices although this was denied by police. Upping the stakes after more than two weeks of protests over the government's rejection of a pact with the European Union, the protesters a day earlier symbolically toppled the statue of the Soviet Union's founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev.
Courtroom junkies, 2013 was your year. High-profile cases stuffed dockets across the country and around the world. There were trials that tested Americans' morals and values, judgments that ended political careers and celebrity cases that provided fodder for tabloids.
DENVER (AP) — Aron Ralston, the Colorado adventurer who cut off his forearm to free himself from a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon — an ordeal made into the movie "127 Hours," was arrested in Denver on allegations of domestic violence after police say he and his girlfriend got into an altercation.
LONDON (AP) — American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations on Monday, and tens of thousands of people were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early.
BANGKOK (AP) — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, despite opposition demands she step down as the caretaker head of government.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Narrowly beating a midnight deadline, Congress voted Monday to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms that can evade airport detection machines. But Republicans blocked an effort to toughen the restrictions — the latest defeat for gun-control forces in the year since the grade school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials said 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies saw themselves as being "above the law" when they engaged in crimes that included beating inmates and jail visitors, falsifying reports, and trying to obstruct an FBI probe of the nation's largest jail system.