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Whether Mom still wants sex probably isn't top-of-mind when most people are picking a nursing home for their loved one.
KABUL - The Islamic State, or a militant group linked to it, claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday that killed at least 34 people and injured 125, according to a statement believed to have been sent on behalf of the movement based in Syria and Iraq.
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy committed the nation to landing a man on the moon by decade's end. In July 1969, it was mission accomplished.
CLEVELAND - Joan Jett couldn't keep her rough rocker edge for long. Once she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Wynnewood native was overcome by the moment and moved to tears.
An Inquirer story Saturday about millennial voters incorrectly stated how long Trisha Das has lived in Philadelphia. She moved to Philadelphia seven years ago and recently bought a home in the city.
WASHINGTON - World finance officials said Saturday that they saw a number of threats for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and that the Greek debt default posed the most immediate risk.
TIKRIT, Iraq - Saddam Hussein's former palace complex is seemingly idyllic, its gardens lined with lush palm trees and bursts of bougainvillea. But at the heart of the compound, diggers are turning over the earth in search of evidence from what could be one of Iraq's worst atrocities in more than a decade.
CALIFORNIA Investigation begins into pipeline blast Pacific Gas & Electric Co. investigators were at the scene Saturday of a natural gas pipeline blast...
Police finally caught up with a minivan carrying four caged puppies on its roof after dozens of calls poured in to 911 centers in northeast Ohio.
TANZANIA At least 19 perish when low-tech mine collapses The collapse of an artisanal gold mine in northwest Tanzania on Friday killed at least 19 people...
Pope Francis on Saturday joined Italy in pressing the European Union to do more to help the country cope with rapidly mounting numbers of desperate people rescued in the Mediterranean during journeys on smugglers' boats to flee war, persecution, or poverty.
VLAMERTINGE, Belgium (AP) - At the Vlamertinge Military Cemetery in Flanders Fields, the headstone of James Duffy usually stands unnoticed among the solemn rows.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The United Nations says Afghanistan's women are being failed by the country's justice system as most complaints of domestic violence are dealt with by mediation rather than prosecution.
BEIJING (AP) - The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.
SRINAGAR, India (AP) - Officials say two Indian policemen have been arrested in the killing of a teenager during weekend protests in the disputed region of Kashmir.
HELSINKI (AP) - Finns are voting in parliamentary elections that will determine which coalition of parties can lead the country out of a three-year recession.
NEW DELHI (AP) - Tens of thousands of Indian farmers are rallying in New Delhi to protest the government's plans to ease rules for obtaining land for industrial projects.
ROME (AP) - Reports say migrant ship with some 700 overturns north of Libya, coast guard rescue under way.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - A senior commander in Iran's Revolutionary Guard said Sunday that inspectors would be barred from military sites under any nuclear agreement with world powers.
LONDON (AP) - Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Turkish Cypriots are electing a new leader for the breakaway north of Cyprus in an unpredictable contest as talks to reunify the ethnically split island are expected to resume next month.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - About 200 participants in a protest convoy of Central American migrants have arrived in Mexico's capital and filed abuse complaints with the government's National Human Rights Commission.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Former three-time boxing champion Wilfredo Gomez will not face any charges after police detained him Saturday while investigating allegations of domestic violence, authorities said.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis says Milan's world's fair, which opens on May 1, can inspire decision-makers to help save the "health of the planet that God entrusted to the care of the human race."