Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is halting donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's ban on gays serving as adult leaders.
Lithuania's president says she won't attend the Sochi Olympics because of Russia's human rights record and its "attitude" toward neighboring countries, including Lithuania.
FIFA has fined the Greece Football Federation 100,000 Swiss francs ($111,500) for offensive behavior by fans at a World Cup playoff victory against Romania.
A measure of the U.S. economy's health posted a solid gain in November, suggesting momentum was building at the end of the year.
The U.S. Marshals Service is denying claims by an Indian diplomat that she was subjected to a cavity search when she was arrested on charges of visa fraud.
Here is the weekly fishing report as compiled for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for Dec. 18 and also available on the Internet at http://http://www.txfishing.com :
A legislative leader is offering a possible solution to a dispute between the American Hockey League's Portland Pirates and the Cumberland County Civic Center.
President Vladimir Putin says Russia's top responsibility as host of the Winter Olympics is to ensure equal conditions for all the athletes.
A hard-right conservative group led by former Kansas Rep. Jim Ryun is endorsing a Republican who is trying to oust three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts.
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations plans an eight-hour visit to the Central African Republic to press transitional leaders to hold people accountable for vicious acts of violence and force armed groups to lay down their weapons to restore calm in the country shattered by violence and fear.
Japanese Olympic Committee President Tsunekazu Takeda says Tokyo's 2020 Olympic preparations remain focused despite the resignation of the city's governor Naoki Inose.
Six states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Reliance on the death penalty continues to decline with 39 people executed this year, only the second time in 19 years that fewer than 40 people were put to death, a private group reported Thursday.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chuck Hassebrook has won the endorsements of 13 state senators, a Lancaster County commissioner and former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey.