PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the videotaped message, Pope Francis issues a personal invitation to pilgrims — "See you in Philadelphia!" — but it remains an open question whether the massive crowd organizers have predicted will turn out to see him.
A year after a federal jury convicted him of crimes behind a salmonella outbreak blamed for killing nine people and sickening hundreds more, former peanut executive Stewart Parnell returns to court facing possible imprisonment for the rest of his life.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Flush toilets and running water are elusive dreams for Paul Dock and other residents of impoverished Alaska villages where indoor plumbing has historically cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to install in just one home.
More than 1,000 people who were forced to evacuate from areas of Northern California affected by a deadly wildfire that has destroyed nearly 900 residences will be allowed to return home on Sunday, officials said. Authorities said they will allow residents to go back to Hidden Valley Lake, one of the largest areas ravaged by the so-called Valley Fire since it began a week ago. Firefighters made progress over the weekend battling the two major wildfires that have killed five people and destroyed more than 1,400 homes in recent weeks, said Lynnette Round, spokeswoman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire).
Thousands of Cubans filled Havana's evocative Revolution Plaza for Pope Francis' first Mass, curious to see history's first Latin American pope on their home turf and hopeful over the key role he played in bringing about the historic detente with the U.S.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.