Twenty-six North Carolina legislators sat out a vote Tuesday on a resolution honoring the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms, showing that the Republican remains a polarizing figure a year after his death.
Black, Latino and Asian lawmakers warned Democratic leaders that any health care overhaul that ignores health gaps between whites and minorities will face stiff opposition.
Global financial markets are starting to heal and the U.S. economy could begin to grow again this year.
The number of new HIV infections among South African teens has dropped significantly.
The head of Gabon's senate was sworn in Wednesday as the Central African nation's interim president.
Retail sales rose by the largest amount in four months in May.
Delta Air Lines Inc. will shave additional capacity later this year.
Investors welcomed a better-than-expected report on jobless claims and growth in retail sales, pushing stocks higher Thursday morning.