Syrian troops advance in central city

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government troops gained ground in clashes Friday in two rebel-held neighborhoods in the central city of Homs,…

Police detain Spain train crash driver

Spanish police on Friday detained the driver of a train that crashed in northwestern Spain, lowered the death toll from 80 to 78 and took po…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous …

Oil falls back to near $104 a barrel

BANGKOK (AP) — Oil was in a holding pattern Friday near $105 a barrel as growth in U.S. factory orders was weighed against signs China is pr…

Rio’s Copacabana stages show for pope

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis has shown the world his rebellious side, urging young Catholics to shake up the church and make a “mess” …