The woman, wearing a violet dress, was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance.
Congress has easily approved legislation ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily.
Police in Canada say two men have been arrested and charged with plotting a terrorist attack against a Canadian passenger train.
President Barack Obama has spoken by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the investigation into the Boston Marathon attacks.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the 7.8 quake struck the slightly populated region.
Her former spokesman Tim Bell said she suffered from a stroke.
Italy's highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox's acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has become a cause celebre in the United States.
The world's 1.2 billion Catholics have a new leader. His name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio, but he will be known henceforth as Pope Francis.
Two votes today, and a vote yesterday on the first day of the conclave, failed to result in the election of a pope. Additional votes are expected later today.
He saw himself as a revolutionary and savior of the poor. But the legacy of Hugo Chavez will be much more complex.
Tens of thousands of people toting banners saying "Grazie!" -- "thank you" -- jammed the piazza to bid farewell to the pope at his final general audience.
For 101-year-old British-Indian, Fauja Singh, this run was a celebration of his retirement and marked the end of his competitive running career.
A 150-foot cosmic rock hurtled safely past Earth on Friday. It was the closest known flyby for a rock of its size, passing within 17,000 miles. That's closer than some satellites.
The U.N. Security Council is pledging further action against North Korea, calling today's nuclear test a "clear threat to international peace and security."
Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois, the archbishop of Paris, called the decision a "liberating act for the future," saying popes from now on will no longer feel compelled to stay on until their death.
The unclassified memo says it is legal for the government to kill U.S. citizens abroad if it believes they are senior al-Qaida leaders continually engaged in operations aimed at killing Americans.
Turkey's prime minister says an outlawed Marxist group is responsible for a suicide bombing in front of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, which killed the bomber and a Turkish security guard.
The Obama administration is condemning an Islamist attack on a natural gas field in southern Algeria and confirming that Americans are among those being held hostage.
An Algerian security official says at least 20 foreigners have escaped from the natural gas plant deep in the Sahara desert where Islamist militants are holding dozens of hostages.
A local mother is speaking out after President Vladimir Putin's made the decision to ban Americans from adopting Russian children.
The bill is part of the country's increasingly confrontational stance with the West and has angered some Russians who argue it victimizes children to make a political point.
An administration official says the chief of the State Department's security service, one of his deputies and an official from the agency's Middle East bureau have resigned after a damning report that found systematic management failures responsible for a lack of security.
The State Department has begun to implement recommendations to improve security at U.S. diplomatic missions called for by an independent panel set up to investigate the Sept. 11 attack in Libya.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says the earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Miyagi prefecture at 5:18 p.m. (0818 GMT) Friday.
The U.N.'s regional humanitarian coordinator for Syria says up to a quarter of the 100 international staff working for several U.N. agencies could exit by week's end.
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