By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - On the brink of a second term, President Barack Obama invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to service Saturday as inauguration-goers flocked to the capital city for a distinctly American celebration including an oath-taking as old as
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Senegal's justice minister says former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre will go on trial next month for alleged crimes against humanity.
The trial got the go-ahead after a vote in Senegal's parliament last month.
By TOM ODULAAssociated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Hundreds of demonstrators angered at the conduct of outgoing Kenyan legislators doused 221 coffins with gasoline and set them on fire Wednesday, causing an inferno outside parliament's main entrance.
Organizers of the protest said the coffins re
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill and promoted alternative energy sources throughout the nation, will step down in March.
A former U.S.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Three days after six teachers and 20 students were killed by a rampaging gunman at a Connecticut elementary school, an 8-year-old Maryland boy pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote President Barack Obama, asking for "some changes in the laws wi
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family's drinking water had begun bubbling like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: A company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.
At first, t
By ALBERT AJI and BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syrian troops stepped up an offensive against rebels in the north on Wednesday, following explosions targeting security forces and a university campus that killed more than 100 people in two days.
Powerful suicide car bombs that k