Tim Talley, Associated Press | PostedJan 19th - 8:33am
Beer snobs are raising their mugs to a stronger brew in three states that once forbade grocers from selling anything but low-alcohol brands, and the changes could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain.
The party behind the declared winner of Congo's presidential election on Saturday rejected the African Union's surprise request to delay announcing the final results amid "serious doubts" about the vote.
Britain's opposition Labour Party is calling for an "open and frank debate" on the government's stalled Brexit plan and an increased role for Parliament in managing Britain's departure from the European Union but still won't meet with Prime Minister Theresa May.
Britain's Parliament is crumbling — shored up by scaffolding, patched by endless repairs. And after a week of upheaval over Brexit in the House of Commons and angry exchanges on the streets outside, Britain's democratic system is looking a bit shaky, too.
Michael R. Blood and Bill Barrow, Associated Press | PostedJan 19th - 12:14am
A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign.
Mari Yamaguchi and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press | PostedJan 18th - 9:43pm
Representatives from a Pacific Rim trade bloc geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative as they met Saturday in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and inviting new membership.