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AP drops “illegal immigrant,” means a person will no longer be described as illegal

The Associated Press, a news cooperative which licenses its stories to organizations across the country, is changing its long-standing style entry …

Gun applications by Indian women double since Delhi rape case

Indian police have reported an upsurge in the number of women applying for gun licences since the gang rape and murder of a Delhi student last December.<p>Police said most of the applicants are professional women who may feel more vulnerable since the attack on the 23 year old physiotherapy student as …

Vote moves Uruguay towards marriage equality

Uruguay's Senate has voted to legalise same-sex marriage by approving a single law governing matrimony for heterosexuals and homosexuals.<p>Tuesday's 23-8 vote comes after a lower-house approval in December. It will now return to the lower chamber of Congress for amendments.<p>If the bill is approved, …

Clinton returns to public stage

If Hillary Clinton thought she could quietly ease back onto the public stage last night with a safe speech to an adoring crowd, her fans had another idea. Outside Washington’s Kennedy Center, 200 gathered to give her a not-so-subtle nudge toward 2016, waving placards shouting “Ready for …