Alabama prison inmate tests positive for tuberculosis

Alabama Department of Corrections officials say an inmate at a facility in Elmore has been quarantined after testing positive for tuberculosis.

Business Leaders Challenge International Aid With Commerce

A month that has seen newspaper reports of UK Government aid money being spent on apparently frivolous projects and the arrival in London of Microsoft founder Bill Gates to urge young people to help eradicate poverty through the Global Citizens initiative looks a good time to assess how wealthy industrialized [...]

What’s next for California’s contentious vaccine law

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.

Economists say Puerto Rico needs right to bankruptcy option

Puerto Rico's financial future hung in limbo Tuesday as economists and officials warned that the U.S. territory could head down Greece's path if it is not allowed to declare bankruptcy as it struggles with $72…

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis shut her blinds at work Tuesday to block the view of rainbow-clad protesters outside. They carried flowers and flags and signs saying “you don't own marriage.” They chanted “do your job.”

Facebook Offers Marketers New Video Ad Option That Only Counts Longer Views

Video ads have been a huge boon for Facebook, but not all marketers have been pleased with how the company charges for them. In response, Facebook is giving marketers a new option in what the company is calling a test. Instead of getting charged the instant a video ad, auto-play or not, comes into view, ad buyers now can choose to pay only once the video has played for 10 seconds.

3 injured in Gulf Shores parasailing accident

Authorities in coastal Alabama say three people have been injured in a parasailing accident.

AIIB vital to Asia: Indonesia FinMin

Indonesia's Finance Minister has defended the structure of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

China e-commerce starts food fight

China e-commerce firms are inking deals to import foreign delicacies, highlighting consumer fears over domestic food safety.

Tulsa judge says grand jury can review sheriff’s operations

A grand jury should review operations at an Oklahoma sheriff's office that sent onto the streets a 73-year-old reserve deputy who shot and killed an unarmed and restrained suspect, a judge ruled Tuesday.