Justice Scalia dies, succession fight begins

WASHINGTON - Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates hardened their positions on blocking a move by President Barack Obama to replace the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.

Refusing to sit on lead, Trump gets bitter in Republican debate 1:21am EST

WASHINGTON Donald Trump, his face red with emotion, lashed out at rivals Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz on Saturday at the most acrimonious debate to date between Republican presidential candidates, shouting insults and casting aside a pledge to be more measured.


Record-setting cold chills U.S. Northeast on Valentine's Day

BOSTON Residents of much of the northeastern United States woke up on Sunday to bone-chilling cold conditions that shattered Valentine's Day records in Boston, Hartford and Providence.


Pope to pray for one of Mexico's poorest, most violent cities

MEXICO CITY Pope Francis heads to one of the poorest, most dangerous cities in Mexico on Sunday to celebrate Mass before a crowd of hundreds of thousands that residents hope will give them strength to cope with drug gang violence.


Unknown dead fill Lesbos cemetery for refugees drowned at sea

LESBOS, Greece She drowned trying to reach Europe, but her headless body was never identified. Her tombstone will bear no name.


'Project Panic' rather than love may keep Britain in EU

BRUSSELS Panic rather than love may keep Britain in the European Union when voters cast their ballots in a referendum, probably in June, on whether to stay in the 28-nation bloc under Prime Minister David Cameron's "new settlement".


Obama to Russia's Putin: cease air campaign on moderate Syrian opposition - White House

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama discussed the Syria crisis with Russian leader Vladimir Putin by telephone, including the importance of rushing humanitarian aid to that country and containing air strikes, the White House said on Sunday.

Help wanted for Google's car project

Google's postings show it wants manufacturing expertise amid speculation it wants to build its own cars. Fred Katayama reports.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) waves during the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt’s iron-fisted ruler won’t last

One day, Sisi will be replaced — probably not democratically.  Commentary