- 'Topless' protest falls flat on Brazil beach
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A much-hyped protest for the right to go topless on Rio de Janeiro's beaches fell flat Saturday when only a handful of women bared their chests for the movement.
- Even in willing states, health law's rollout rocky
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bug-ridden website. Endless wait times on a toll-free helpline. Error-laden data sent to insurance companies.
- In rural Wisconsin, nurses come to the farm
SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin dairy farmer Kevin Ainsworth rushed to the emergency room in 1992, when he sliced off the tip of his finger. Other than a quick trip in 2010 when a test during a blood donation raised a false alarm about hepatitis C, that was his last visit to a doctor.
- Russian oligarch Khodorkovsky reunited with family
BERLIN (AP) — The former oil baron Mikhail Khodorkovsky was reunited with his family in Berlin on Saturday, a day after being released from a decade-long imprisonment in Russia.
- Congress eyes spy review in surveillance logjam
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House review of U.S. surveillance programs has given Congress some temporary political cover after lawmakers failed this year to overhaul spy operations, and could break the legislative snarl that followed months of global outrage over privacy intrusions.
- Exhibit A: Reality TV footage becomes a legal tool
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They invite camera crews into their homes in the hopes of high ratings, endorsement deals and a taste of fame. Yet for some reality television stars, their notoriety brings some unexpected grief from tax collectors or pricey court cases.
- Memorials mark Lockerbie attack anniversary
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Families of some of the 270 people who died in the bombing of an airliner over Scotland 25 years ago gathered Saturday for memorial services in the U.S. and Britain.
- US releases more documents on surveillance origins
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of national intelligence on Saturday declassified more documents that show how the National Security Agency was first authorized to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists.
- Pope Francis visits Rome children's hospital
ROME (AP) — Young patients at Rome's main children's hospital have presented Pope Francis with a basket full of notes expressing their wishes, most of all to get well.
- 4 arrested on murder charges in NJ mall carjacking
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four men have been arrested on charges of murder, conspiracy and other counts in the carjacking death of a man shot in front of his wife outside an upscale mall in northern New Jersey last weekend, authorities said Saturday.
- Syrian rebels seize strategic hospital in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels seized control a strategic hospital near Aleppo, giving a boost to beleaguered anti-government forces in the northern city after days of relentless airstrikes on opposition-held neighborhoods there, activists said Saturday.
- Gunmen kill 3 soldiers in south Yemen amid unrest
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials in Yemen say gunmen have shot and killed three soldiers in a drive-by shooting and abducted four others in the country's south.
- Wrongdoing allegations roil Oklahoma county
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Salesha Wilken was just looking for a better understanding of Rogers County's finances when she sifted through 1,000 pages of records used in a state audit of the county. She found much more.
- US nuclear missiles are a force in much distress
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hundreds of nuclear missiles that have stood war-ready for decades in underground silos along remote stretches of America, silent and unseen, packed with almost unimaginable destructive power, are a force in distress, if not in decline.
- In woods of south NJ, pipeline plan stirs emotions
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — This is the other New Jersey.