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Humerus reunion: Doc returns Vietnamese vet's arm

Updated: 07/01/2013 - Dr. Sam Axelrad brought the skeletal keepsake home to Texas as a reminder that when a badly injured North Vietnamese soldier was brought to him, he did the right thing and fixed him up.

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US defends intelligence sweep as same as allies

Updated: 07/01/2013 - U.S. intelligence officials plan to discuss the new allegations — reported in Sunday's editions of the German newsweekly Der Spiegel — directly with EU officials.

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Kerry's shuttle diplomacy lands him in Jerusalem

Posted: 06/28/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shuttled between Israelis and Palestinians Friday in his latest diplomatic mission to coax the two sides back to the negotiating table and revive the Mideast peace process.

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Obama uncertain about visit with Nelson Mandela

Posted: 06/28/2013 - President Barack Obama, in the midst of a historic tour of Africa, says he isn't certain about whether he'll be able to visit gravely ill Nelson Mandela when he arrives in South Africa.

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Vatican official arrested in corruption plot

Posted: 06/28/2013 - A Vatican official has been arrested by Italian police for allegedly trying to illegally bring 20 million euros ($26 million) in cash into the country from Switzerland with a private jet.

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Egyptian killed in Nile Delta clashes

Posted: 06/28/2013 - Egyptian security officials say that one person was killed in street fighting between supporters and opponents of Egypt's Islamist president, bringing to at least five who had died in violence in recent days.

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South Africans sing, pray for Mandela

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Members of a South African choir have prayed and sung outside a hospital where Nelson Mandela, the country's former president, is reported to be in critical condition.

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Snowden mystery deepens: All eyes on airport

Posted: 06/27/2013 - Moscow's main airport swarmed with journalists from around the globe Wednesday, but the man they were looking for, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, was nowhere to be seen.

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Obama sees a hopeful democratic example in Senegal

Updated: 06/27/2013 - During his visit to Senegal on Thursday, Obama also will reflect on the ties many African-Americans share with the continent as he takes a tour of Goree Island, Africa's westernmost point.

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A portrait of a protesting Brazilian family

Posted: 06/27/2013 - On paper, the Cavalcantes are a Brazilian success story, a solidly middle class Rio de Janeiro family with a car, a four-bedroom, four-bath house and a full schedule of extra-curriculars for the kids.

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US boss held in China leaves plant after payout

Posted: 06/27/2013 - An American boss detained nearly a week by his company's Chinese workers left the Beijing factory Thursday after he and a labor representative said the two sides reached agreement in a pay dispute.

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UN sounds alarm on widespread designer drug use

Posted: 06/26/2013 - The U.N. drug control agency on Wednesday sounded the alarm on the spread of designer drugs, which are sold openly and legally and sometimes result in deadly highs.

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Embattled Australian PM calls leadership ballot

Posted: 06/26/2013 - Gillard made the move in response to reports that Kevin Rudd's supporters were pushing for a challenge, in hopes of avoiding what opinion polls suggest will be a massive defeat for the ruling Labor Party.

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Violence kills 27 in minority region of west China

Posted: 06/26/2013 - The early-morning violence — described by state media as riots — also left at least three people injured in a remote area of the Turkic-speaking Xinjiang region, the official Xinhua News Agency said.

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20 bodies found in India rescue helicopter crash

Posted: 06/26/2013 - Paramilitary soldiers on Wednesday recovered 20 bodies from a steep hillside in northern India where a helicopter crashed while on a mission to rescue people stranded in monsoon floods.

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Iran's new president looks westward for nuke talks

Posted: 06/26/2013 - Such a public portrayal of America's importance and the need to make overtures to it undoubtedly rattled a few among Iran's ruling clerics, who decide which candidates are cleared to run.

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Taliban attack presidential palace in Kabul

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The Taliban said all eight of its fighters died in the attack. Authorities reported one security guard wounded in the gunfight and had no word on casualties from the vehicle explosion.

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Qatar ruler hands power to son to mark 'new era'

Posted: 06/25/2013 - The 61-year-old emir, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, used a televised address to repeatedly note the importance of shifting leadership to more youthful hands.

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Obama hit by Snowden setbacks with China, Russia

Posted: 06/25/2013 - Relations with both China and Russia have been at the forefront of Obama's foreign policy agenda this month, underscoring the intertwined interests among these uneasy partners.

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