Prisoners in China's re-education-through-labor camps make everything from electronics to shoes, which find their way into U.S. homes. U.S. efforts to stop their export have met with limited success.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the Friday quake was centered near Brea in Orange County — about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
Pope Francis stunned even his master of ceremonies, when he kneeled before a priest to confess his sins.
When you see an ad like those for Joni Ernst, Senate candidate and ex-hog castrator, you're viewing a message meant to grab voters emotionally, a technique that works better than repetition.
The government denies that it ever tried to recruit Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed during a gunfight with police.
The recall covers 971,000 cars worldwide and includes all model years of the Chevy Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice, Saturn Ion and Sky. It follows a recall of 1.6 million cars last month.
High cholesterol isn't just a problem for adults; roughly 1 in 3 kids may have abnormal levels, too, a large study suggests. Kids as young as 9 or 11 should get a baseline check, pediatricians say.
As racial tensions were rising in 1964, Mary Peabody, the mother of the Massachusetts governor, went to St. Augustine, Fla., to protest segregation.
The White House said Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to avoid further provocations.
The former prime minister of Norway will take over as head of the alliance in October from current Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
In between court rulings, the state allowed gay marriages, but then said they would not be recognized. On Friday, Attorney General Holder said 300 marriages would be valid at the federal level.
Iran has been a close ally of Syria for decades and a staunch supporter in Syria's current war. But a growing number of Iranians are questioning the costs of backing President Bashar Assad.
The Major League Baseball regular season began last week in Sydney, Australia. As sportswriter Stefan Fatsis explains, it resumes with one game on Sunday and a full slate on Monday.
More than 500 people in Matea, Egypt, have been sentenced to death. On one street alone, a juice store owner, a sweets shop owner, a doctor and more than 20 others have been condemned.
Many relatives of passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are furious at being told that there is no hope of finding their relatives alive — and many are convinced of a conspiracy.
Audie Cornish speaks with Washington resident Diana Bejvl, who presumably has lost her son, Alan, and his fiancee, Delaney Webb, in the Washington area mudslide. Her grandparents are also missing.
Moscow has long used its energy exports to win political concessions from its neighbors. In the last decade, Russia has twice threatened to cut off its natural gas supplies to Ukraine.
In Eastern Ukraine, the country's industrial heartland, many workers fear for their jobs if Ukraine joins the European Union.
Two women are leading the race to be the next mayor of Paris — but the contest between them is as much about class and gender politics as local government.
San Francisco criminal-turned-good citizen, Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, was arrested Wednesday after a federal corruption investigation. Joe Mozingo of the Los Angeles Times explains the case.