It was 20 years ago on April 30 that Ellen DeGeneres made history as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out of the closet. The moment in 1997 on her "Ellen" sitcom came just days after the now talk-show host came out in real life on the cover of Time magazine. DeGeneres was both celebrated and reviled by detractors. The hate mail and death threats flew for DeGeneres and others on her show's so-called "Puppy Episode," including Oprah Winfrey and Laura Dern.
The son of Venezuela's top human rights official is urging his father to prevent further bloodshed tied to anti-government street clashes as officials defy international criticism by withdrawing from the Organization of American States.
Eighty-year-old Alfred Wani walks across the wooden bridge over the Kaya River, the border between South Sudan and Uganda, clinging to his Bibles and family photo album, with his wife, three goats and 27 relatives in tow. Missing are a few sons (off fighting) and his cattle (stolen).
Philip Issa and Zeina Karam, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 27th - 2:55pm
Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors.
An Italian prosecutor on Thursday defended his accusation that non-governmental organizations operating rescue boats in the Mediterranean are colluding with migrant smugglers after one humanitarian organization said the charge threatened its work and requested proof for the allegation.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused Russia on Thursday of providing cover for the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons and denial of desperately needed aid to hundreds of thousands of besieged people — and she urged international pressure on Moscow "to stop this."
Turkey's electoral authority on Thursday released the official tally of the country's referendum, saying President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "yes" camp won narrowly in the vote that will greatly boost the powers of his office.