Editorial: Is the British election a lose-lose for the U.S.?

By Editorial Board May 5 at 7:52 PM THE MOST competitive and complex British election in decades on Thursday may lead to weeks or months of uncertainty about the country’s leadership, with both the incumbent Conservative and opposition Labor parties scrambling to assemble...

Parker: Baltimore, race and matters of perception

Comments about recent events in Baltimore after the death of Freddie Gray provide a glimpse at perhaps one of our greatest challenges — perception. In this case, as in too many others involving police, perception seems to be black and white. Kathleen Parker writes a twice-weekly...

Ignatius: Bin Laden’s ambitious final plans

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America’s problem with atheists in the White House

By Kate Cohen May 5 at 8:08 PM Kate Cohen is a writer who lives in Albany, N.Y. My daughter announced from the backseat that she hoped Hillary Clinton wouldn’t win. “Why?” “Because I want to be the first woman president.” “So you’d make us all wait 30 more years...

LONDON (AP) — It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail.

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s candidates are campaigning from Cornwall in southwestern England to the far northern reaches of Scotland in search of votes with the general election just two days away. Polls suggest the race is extremely close and no clear trend has emerged. Many...

Substance or Style? Labour leader banks on geek appeal

LONDON (AP) — It was an unexpected moment on the campaign trail. Labour leader Ed Miliband had stopped his campaign bus in the northwest England city of Chester when he was mobbed by a bachelorette party waving iPhones and chanting “Selfie! Selfie!” Miliband, often...

Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people. Nine of the victims recovered in the Langtang...

Save the Children: Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy

CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Dozens of passengers in a crowded rubber boat fell into the sea and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared, survivors reported as they arrived in Italy Tuesday to join thousands of other migrants rescued in the Mediterranean in recent days. Giovanna di...

Remote home of leprosy patients could open door wider

JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) — A remote peninsula that has been the home of leprosy patients since the 19th century could be opened more fully to the public as the last remaining residents near the end of their lives. Now called Kalaupapa National...

Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial

BOSTON (AP) — For the first time since his trial began four months ago, Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev dropped his blank, impassive demeanor and showed emotion as his Russian aunt sobbed uncontrollably and had to leave the witness stand. Tsarnaev, 21, grabbed a tissue...