Elaine Kurtenbach and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 7:30pm
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies will begin their summit Thursday with a visit to Ise Shrine, the most hallowed site for Japan's indigenous Shinto religion — one of many aspects of the gathering that dovetail with Abe's long-term diplomatic and political agenda.
Eric Tucker and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 1:41am
Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings.
Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 11:42am
A school board in northern Switzerland said Wednesday that two Muslim boys who have refused to shake hands with their female teachers for religious reasons can be required to do so, ruling that their parents could face fines of up to 5,000 Swiss francs (about $5,000) if they don't.
A formal complaint filed with Texas education officials alleges that a charter-school network is abusing a visa program to import large numbers of Turkish teachers and violating state and federal laws by paying them more than American teachers.
Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | Posted May 24th - 10:30am
U.S. lawmakers said Tuesday they are encouraged by growing defense cooperation with India but remain concerned about religious intolerance and slavery in the South Asian nation ahead of a visit by its prime minister.