Emails: UN health agency resisted declaring Ebola emergency

In a delay that some say may have cost lives, the World Health Organization resisted calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency until last summer, two months after staff raised the possibility and long after a senior manager called for a drastic change in strategy, The Associated Press has learned.

Airline world's tiny secret: infatuation with model planes

In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their own: the exchange of model airplanes.

Airline world's tiny secret: infatuation with model planes

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ AP Airlines Writer NEW YORK — In America, businessmen shake hands. In Japan, they bow. But all over the world airline executives engage in a greeting that is all their own: the ...

California governor proposes $1 billion in drought spending

As California copes with a fourth straight year of drought, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday proposed legislation to accelerate more than $1 billion in water spending and urged residents to do their part to conserve.

Iran nuke talks break, but top Russian official optimistic

Iran and six world powers broke off nuclear negotiations ahead of schedule Friday to allow members of the Iranian delegation to attend the funeral of their president's mother, as a senior Russian official suggested that the sides were close to a deal.

U.Va. arrest raises questions about agency's powers

An arrest that left a University of Virginia student bloodied and shouting allegations of racism has prompted some lawmakers to question whether state liquor control agents should have the power to arrest people.

Attorney: Ferguson shooting suspect didn't target officers

A man accused of shooting two officers last week in Ferguson was not targeting police or aiming at demonstrators at a late-night protest, his attorney said Monday as he countered an earlier police description of the crime.

Landmarks go green for St. Patrick's Day around the world

Landmark buildings across Ireland and the world have been floodlit green for St. Patrick's Day as global celebrations of the Emerald Isle's patron saint are culminating in parades and celebrations in Dublin, New York and scores of other cities Tuesday.

Facebook explains what posts are not allowed on its network

Facebook is trying to clarify what posts, images and other content it allows on its site and why.

In an update to its community standards page, the world's largest online social network gave users more guidance on why, for example, it might take down a post that featured sexual violence and exploitation, hate speech, criminal activity or bullying

Iranians express optimism over nuclear agreement

A senior Iranian official suggested Tuesday that Iran is nearing a preliminary deal with the U.S and five world powers that would lead to a breakthrough eluding them for more than a decade — a formal pact limiting Tehran's ability to make an atomic weapon while easing punitive economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Gay groups march at last in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade made history Sunday as two gay and lesbian groups marched after decades of opposition that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Vanuatu president says nation must start anew after cyclone

Vanuatu's president said Monday that the cyclone that hammered the tiny South Pacific archipelago over the weekend was a “monster” that has destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the buildings in the capital and has forced the nation to start anew.

Putin reappears after 10-day absence, looks healthy

Russian President Vladimir Putin resurfaced Monday, smiling and looking his normal self after a 10-day absence from public view that fueled a wave of rumors about his health.

Man, 20, charged with shooting 2 officers in Ferguson

A 20-year-old man charged Sunday with shooting two police officers watching over a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department had attended a protest there earlier that night but told investigators he wasn't targeting the officers, authorities said.

2 officers shot at protest outside Ferguson police station

FERGUSON, Mo. - Two officers were shot in front of the Ferguson Police Department early Thursday, authorities said, as demonstrators gathered after the city's police chief resigned in the wake of a scathing ...

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