Venezuela Law Allows Possible Use Of Deadly Force At Protests
January 31 2015 4:08 AM EST
The new measure authorizes the use of deadly force if soldiers feel their lives are threatened. It has been condemned by rights groups.
Venezuela Shoots Down Small Plane Carrying Cocaine
January 30 2015 11:32 PM EST
Authorities say the aircraft's pilot did not respond to communications.
Canadian Bill Would Provide New Powers To Combat Terrorism
January 30 2015 7:39 PM EST
"Criminalizing people's words and thoughts is misguided and won't make Canadians any safer," a civil libertarian says.
'We Do Not Accept Interference,' Argentine Official Says
January 30 2015 2:20 PM EST
Some U.S. lawmakers are calling for an international investigation into a prosecutor's death -- and Argentine officials aren't happy.
What's In The FBI's Top-Secret Cold War Plan?
January 30 2015 10:51 AM EST
The basics of Plan C were revealed in federal documents that were recently published by transparency organization MuckRock.
During Brazilian Drought, 'Water For Golf, But Not The Population'
January 30 2015 9:00 AM EST
Brazil’s worst drought since the 1930s is pushing the country into a desperate situation where there is not enough water and chronic blackouts.
Three Killed, Dozens Injured In Mexico Hospital Blast
January 30 2015 12:10 AM EST
Officials said a leak in a pipe from a gas truck was believed to have triggered the explosion.
Senate OKs Keystone Pipeline Bill
January 29 2015 4:50 PM EST
The Senate voted 62-36 to authorize the pipeline, which would bring Canadian oil to the U.S. It now goes to the House.
Pope Francis Moves Pallium Ceremonies To Local Dioceses
January 29 2015 2:23 PM EST
An investiture ceremony for new archbishops will be held in their local diocese rather than in Rome, the Vatican confirmed.
Chile Lawmakers Endorse Same-Sex Civil Unions
January 29 2015 11:23 AM EST
The predominantly Catholic country will become the sixth in Latin America to approve same-sex union rights.
Mentally Disabled Man Faces Execution
January 29 2015 7:51 AM EST
The Texas inmate, who defense attorneys say was diagnosed with mental retardation, is scheduled to die Thursday at 6 p.m. CT, unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.
Nisman Didn't Trust His Security Detail, Acquaintance Says
January 28 2015 6:55 PM EST
The man who loaned Argentinean prosecutor Alberto Nisman the gun that killed him spoke out in a press conference.
Negotiations 'Wouldn't Make Any Sense'
January 28 2015 4:04 PM EST
Cuba's Raul Castro said "diplomatic rapprochement" would be of no value if the embargo wasn't lifted and Guantanamo Bay wasn't returned.
GOP Grills AG Nominee On Obama's Immigration Actions
January 28 2015 12:21 PM EST
Members of the Republican-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee grilled Loretta Lynch on the Obama administration’s actions on immigration.
Canadian Muslim Charity Supported Hamas-Linked Group
January 28 2015 12:04 PM EST
The Muslim Association of Canada reportedly gave $300,000 to IRFAN-Canada, which is designated a terrorist organization.
Venezuela's Second-In-Command A Drug Trafficker?
January 28 2015 11:26 AM EST
A former top bodyguard, now in the U.S., may testify that the chief of the National Assembly leads a drug-trafficking organization.
Obama Drops Plan To Tax 529 Accounts
January 28 2015 4:07 AM EST
A White House official said the bipartisan opposition to Obama's 529 proposal had become a "distraction" from a grander tax relief program.
Mexico's Missing Students Were Killed And Incinerated
January 27 2015 4:18 PM EST
Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam’s press conference outlining the investigation came four months after the 43 students disappeared.
Obama Wants To Open Oil Drilling From Virginia To Georgia
January 27 2015 2:36 PM EST
The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday proposed auctioning off an oil-and-gas drilling lease for the outer Atlantic shelf.
Jeb Bush On Illegal Immigrants: 'Politely Ask Them to Leave'
January 27 2015 2:16 PM EST
Bush has gotten into trouble with far-right Republicans for his more liberal views on illegal immigration in the past.