With more than half the votes counted, Juan Orlando, of the ruling National Party, is ahead with about 34 percent of the votes in a close race. In other news, Uganda's city council ousts the mayor; and an Indian couple is found guilty of killing their daughter.
If you're among the millions of Americans heading "over the river, and through the wood" to a loved one's home for the holiday, there could be rain, snow and sleet in your path.
A bustling market has sprung up across several blocks of downtown Tacloban two weeks after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed much of the city. Vendors sell ice-cold sodas, as well as goods looted in the frenzy that followed the storm. Some are even offering haircuts, making more money now than before Haiyan struck.
American studios are working hard to play well in China's gigantic — and growing — movie market, all while negotiating complex rules and competing with popular domestic films.
Everybody knows that you're not supposed to smoke while you're pregnant because it's bad for the baby. But nicotine patches often used to help women quit may pose a risk too, researchers say. Other forms of nicotine replacement may do less harm.
Iran's economy is in terrible shape. Inflation is rampant, Iran's currency — the rial — has plunged in value and oil exports have fallen dramatically. There's wide agreement that sanctions have squeezed Iran financially and increased pressure on its leaders to negotiate over the country's nuclear program.
The electoral court said preliminary results gave Juan Orlando Hernandez, the candidate of the governing National Party, a comfortable edge over Xiomara Castro, whose husband Manuel Zelaya was overthrown in a military-backed coup.
A storm blamed for at least eight deaths in the West was expected to bring freezing rain and sleet to parts of Texas as it continued making its way through the Southwest before moving east ahead of Thanksgiving.