Governor of Mexico’s Jalisco state says same-sex marriage ‘grosses me out’

Mexican governor: Gay marriage ‘grosses me out’

All politics are local as Chicago mayor’s race casts shadow over governor, Senate races

Chicago mayor’s race casts shadow over state races

Nevada GOP Senate hopeful Angle says Muslim law taking hold in parts of United States

Angle: Muslim law taking hold in parts of US

8 months after clearing operation, Marines in Marjah face full-blown insurgency

Marines in Marjah face full-blown insurgency

Lawmakers, officials scuffle in Indian Kashmir’s parliament; 4 injured

Lawmakers scuffle with officials in Indian Kashmir

NYC seeks to ban food stamp recipients from spending them on soda, other sugary drinks

NY seeks to ban sugary drinks from food stamp buys

Obama still popular in Chicago, but residents thought he’d have done more

Even in Chicago, residents wanted more from Obama

2011Mazda2 hatchback is maneuverable and a gas sipper

Mazda’s new small car is fun to drive

The bright, neon-green exterior ensured no one missed my 2011 Mazda2 test car. But it was the hatchback’s maneuverable small size and fuel economy that really caught everyone’s attention.

US government signs lease with energy firm for Mass. offshore wind farm, nation’s first

US government signs lease with Cape Cod wind farm

Nazi praise sparks Swiss rethink of legendary architect Le Corbusier, UBS drops ad drive

Nazi praise sparks Swiss rethink of Le Corbusier

Chicago black leaders see chance in wide-open mayor’s race to unify voters, leverage power

Black community looks for Chicago mayor candidate

Top civilian NATO official in Afghan province says government control of key city expanding

Top civilian sees progress in southern Afghan city

NYC Mayor Bloomberg urges ground zero workers to settle lawsuits over World Trade Center dust

NYC mayor urges settlement of 9/11 health claims

In a state with a tradition of corruption, NJ residents say no big deal to 3 trials in a day

3 corruption trials in a day? NJ says no big deal

Moderate leftist leads mayoral race as Lima gets first-ever elected woman mayor,

A first for Lima: elected female mayor

LIMA, Peru — A moderate leftist who gained renown as a human rights advocate consolidated what remained a narrow lead Monday over her pro-business rival. Whoever wins, Lima will have its first elected female mayor ever.

Kiev, Warsaw and Donetsk to host 5 games as UEFA finalizes Euro 2012 match schedule

UEFA finalizes schedule for Euro 2012

MINSK, Belarus — European soccer’s governing body finalized the schedule for the 2012 European Championship on Monday, seemingly relieving fears that all eight venue cities would not be ready to host games.

Pakistani officials say 5 German militants believed killed in a US drone strike in NW region

5 Germans said killed in Pakistan missile strike

Closing arguments at trial of 4 men accused in plot to blow up NYC temples, shoot down planes

Closing arguments held at NYC temple-plot trial

Obama’s ex-chief of staff Rahm Emanuel getting reacquainted with Chicago ahead of mayoral run

Emanuel to get reacquainted with Chicago

CHICAGO — Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel began his campaign for mayor of Chicago in earnest on Monday, greeting commuters at a downtown elevated train station.

Obama’s ex-chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to get reacquainted with Chicago ahead of mayoral run

Emanuel begins getting reacquainted with Chicago

Former mayor of Moscow says he will form his own political movement

Ex-mayor of Moscow to form political movement

Moderate leftist leads in Lima mayoral race, would be first female ever in post

Lima to have first female mayor ever

LIMA, Peru — A moderate leftist looked Sunday night to be headed by a narrow margin to becoming Lima’s first elected female mayor.

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says he’s preparing to run for mayor of Chicago

Emanuel says he’s preparing run for Chicago mayor

Ethnic divide in Guinea widens: Exercise in democracy turns into racial contest

Ethnic divide in Guinea widens, threatens election

Democratic NY Gov. David Paterson says tea party makes important contributions to democracy

Democratic NY governor praises tea party movement

San Francisco targets McDonald’s over toys in Happy Meals in latest aggressive health measure

San Francisco considers banning Happy Meals toys

Chicago mayor’s race may be a fight of shoe leather as much as a media battle

Chicago mayor’s race may be battle of shoe leather

Between stumbling peace efforts, then and now, an Israeli settlement in West Bank expands

Peace talks come and go, but a settlement grows

Kurdish lawmakers plan strategy session on Iraqi prime minister’s bid to retain power

Kurdish official: lawmakers to discuss al-Maliki

Political dance in Chicago mayor’s race as Emanuel, others hold off on official announcements

Political dance continues in Chicago mayor’s race

Police and protesters clash in Amsterdam after tolerant policy toward squatting is ended

Violent protests after Dutch outlaw squatting

Hailey to start land zoning plans in anticipation of airport departure

Hailey to make zoning rules for airport land

NYC mayor angry that NYPD again didn’t get share of federal money to hire more officers

NYC mayor angry about no fed money to hire cops

Police detain anti-gay protesters at Russia’s first-ever sanctioned gay rights rally

Police detain anti-gay protesters in Moscow

Dutch tradition of “squatting” in empty homes now illegal, ending another pillar of tolerance

Hands off my house: Dutch outlaw squatting

Americans tread water in gulf between rich, poor

Americans tread water in gulf between rich, poor

CDC chief boldly picks 6 ‘winnable battles’ for health focus, angering advocates left out

CDC chief picks 6 ‘winnable battles’ in health

Police break up protest against German rail project with water cannons, pepper spray

German police hit protesters with water cannons

Obama to make personnel announcement Friday, expected to be chief of staff Emanuel’s departure

Obama expected to announce Emanuel’s exit Friday

AP Sources: Emanuel to resign as White House chief of staff Friday, to begin Chicago mayor bid

AP sources: Emanuel leaving White House on Friday

With South African AIDS orphans aging, prolonged and tailored help is needed

SAfrican AIDS orphans aging

PRETORIA, South Africa — When the Mohau children’s home opened in 1997, orphans with AIDS died every other day. But these days, not one child has been lost in seven years — and as they age with the help of drugs they face the teen complexities of dating and sex.

Indonesia’s president says it’s time to move the dirty, overcrowded capital Jakarta

Indonesia mulls moving its bursting capital

NYC mayor sits down for 1st chat with Letterman, says he’s not embarrassed to be a billionaire

NY mayor talks to Letterman about job, money, bugs

Letterman teases NYC mayor about pedestrian plazas, says Broadway now like ‘petting zoo’

Letterman teases NYC mayor about pedestrian plazas

Maine Republican gubernatorial candidate says he would tell Obama to ‘go to hell’

Maine gov. candidate: I’d tell Obama to go to hell

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