Former "Two and A Half Men" television star Charlie Sheen said on Tuesday he is HIV positive. "I am here to admit that I am in fact HIV positive," Sheen said, saying he was "not entirely sure" how he acquired the virus. Sheen, who is three times divorced, played the womanizing bachelor Charlie Harper on top-rated U.S. comedy series "Two and A Half Men" for eight years before being fired in 2011 for bad behavior that included cocaine-fueled partying with porn stars and a conviction for assaulting his ex-wife.
France made an unprecedented demand on Tuesday for its European Union allies to support its military action against the Islamic State group as it launched new airstrikes on the militants' Syrian stronghold, days after attacks in Paris linked to the group killed at least 129 people.
BALTIMORE (AP) — For years, Brian Mejia begged for his father's blessing to slip out of his village in El Salvador and make the perilous trek to the United States, away from the gang violence that drove his father across the border. For years, Gabriel Mejia said no, recalling his own days-long journey through the desert, his skin sore from the persistent pricks of cactus needles.
Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania will continue to accept refugees, Jack Markell is standing behind President Obama's decision to provide asylum in the US, while Chris Christie says he's opposed to any Syrian refugees entering the country.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said on Monday she had requested a federal civil rights investigation into a police shooting over the weekend that seriously wounded a 24-year-old black man and set off protests. Activists, who said Jamar Clark was unarmed and handcuffed when he was shot in the head on Sunday, blocked the entrance of a police precinct following the shooting and briefly flooded an interstate late on Monday, demanding that authorities release video of the incident. "I have asked for this because we need all the tools we have available to us... a healthy investigative process is best for everyone, the family, the officers and the community," Hodges said.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Polynesian voyaging canoe that is guided solely by nature as it circles the globe has reached South Africa, the halfway point on its three-year journey and the most dangerous leg partly because of complicated ocean conditions.