Police clash with protesters in Ukrainian capital
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Defiant demonstrators faced off with thousands of riot police on Kiev's central square as the sun rose Wednesday after an overnight confrontation in which police removed some barricades and tents from the protesters camp and scuffled with demonstrators.
Mandela's body arrives for viewing in South Africa
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The casket of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, draped in the multi-colored South African flag, arrived Wednesday at the seat of power in the country's capital for public viewing.
Pay gains for young women; inequality still seen
WASHINGTON (AP) — Young American women are increasingly likely to receive pay nearly equal to their male counterparts, with earnings at 93 percent of men, a new study finds. Still, those women remain as pessimistic as their mothers and grandmothers regarding gender equality.
Uruguay OK's first national market for legal pot
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay has become the first country to create a national marketplace for legal marijuana, with the government regulating the production, sales and use of pot in a bold bid to control addiction and drug violence.
Bipartisan negotiators reach modest budget pact
WASHINGTON (AP) — Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.