Wednesday, July 8, 2015
A Spaniard by birth, the Rev. Francisco Cortes walks slowly with a cane with a built-in flashlight and admits to a lifelong weakness for cigars.
Lawmakers in South Carolina voted 37-3 on Monday to remove from the grounds of the state legislature the Confederate flag -- a symbol increasingly viewed with repugnance following last month's shooting massacre at a black church.
New regulations aimed at rolling back Brazil's obsession with Cesarean sections took effect Monday, with the government hoping it can steer the country from its status as a world leader in C-section births.
Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who helped turn BMX bike racing from a backyard backwater into an international action sport, has died, authorities said Monday.
Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again. Thickets of yellow cranes have crowded the skyline, where new glass-sided office buildings.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Pope Francis, in South America on a three-nation tour, will perform Mass in Ecuador Monday, with more than a million faithful -- many of whom camped out overnight -- expected to attend.
Guadalupe Reyes clings to thoughts of her daughter one day flying a plane, a dream for the 18-year-old girl.
Monday, July 6, 2015
Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday.