Bruce Schreiner and Gary B. Graves, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 9:25am
Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky.
David McFadden, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 9:14am
Dozens of emaciated men with sunken cheeks and protruding ribs lie silently in an infirmary at Haiti's largest prison, most too weak to stand. The corpse of an inmate who died miserably of malnutrition is shrouded beneath a plastic tarp.
Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 9:14am
The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa headed to victory in the opening round of Ecuador's presidential election, although it was uncertain Monday whether he would get enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival.
Eileen Ng, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 9:04am
North Korea's ambassador to Malaysia on Monday denounced the country's investigation into the death of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe amid increasingly bitter exchanges between the once-friendly nations.
Denise Lavoie, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 9:04am
With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles.
Hallie Golden, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 8:44am
Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state says no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures.
Collin Binkley, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 8:34am
Once seen as a luxury of the corporate world, private planes are becoming increasingly common at U.S. colleges and universities as schools try to attract athletes, raise money and reward coaches with jet-set vacations.
Danica Kirka, Associated Press | Posted Feb 20th - 7:14am
Uber's chief executive ordered an urgent investigation Monday into a sexual harassment claim made by a female engineer who alleged her prospects at the company evaporated after she complained about advances from her boss.
An agile thief nicknamed "spiderman," an antiques dealer and an art expert have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay the city of Paris for stealing five masterpieces from the city's Modern Art Museum worth 104 million euros.