GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — More than 40 uncontained, active and large wildfires dot the western U.S. from Arizona to Washington state and Alaska, taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Doubters said it was crazy to try to put on an ice show in the blazing Caribbean heat that bakes one of the world’s poorest countries.
Yet, after nearly a year of postponement after
Andrew Martin of Bristolville pleaded guilty in Aprll to the murder-for-hire plot.
NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0800 GMT:
CINCINNATI (AP) — Prosecutors say the case of an Ohio woman accused of helping her teenage daughter beat up a fellow classmate is the… More »
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Greenpeace says Russia has blocked one of its ships from entering Arctic waters where the environmentalist group was planning to stage protest actions against oil exploration activities by Rosneft and ExxonMobil.
Greenpeace said Wednesday that
BEIRUT (AP) — Two Syrian pro-opposition groups are claiming that government forces carried out a “poisonous gas” attack near the capital Damascus, leaving dozens of people dead.
The two groups quote activists as saying that regime forces fired
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The U.S. ambassador in Bangladesh said Wednesday he was concerned about a contempt petition prosecutors were seeking against Human Rights Watch over a Bangladesh war crimes case.
Ambassador Dan Mozena said that a human
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition claims dozens killed in ‘poisonous gas’ attack near Damascus.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A car and a packed church bus returning from an outing collided and plunged into a river in Indonesia’s West Java province, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than a dozen others,
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new state television channel began airing news programs Wednesday, more than two months after the government’s abrupt closure of the state broadcaster, ERT, drew international condemnation and led to a severe political crisis.
BEIJING (AP) — A flash flood swept through a construction site in the northwestern Chinese province of Qinghai, killing at least 21 workers, state media reported Wednesday. Three workers are still missing.
Rescuers are still searching for those
BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell again Wednesday as traders hunkered down and waited for news of when the U.S. economy might be weaned off the Fed’s stimulus program.
U.S. benchmark oil for October delivery was
TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese nuclear watchdog on Wednesday said they are taking the leakage of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant seriously, and proposed raising the rating to describe it from “an anomaly”
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities have arrested two more Islamist figures: a hard-line cleric trying to flee the country across the Libyan border and a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood group before leaving for Italy.
The arrests are
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets were choppy Wednesday as traders waited for hints from the U.S central bank about when it might begin to reduce its massive stimulus effort.
Investors will be scrutinizing the minutes of the
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires burning in California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana are taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year.
The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise upped the
FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — A military judge said she’ll announce Wednesday the sentence for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who gave reams of classified information to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.
Manning faces up to 90 years in prison
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Army Maj. Nidal Hasan, expected to begin presenting his defense Wednesday, hasn’t challenged the government’s case that alleges how and why he committed the deadliest mass shooting on a U.S. military base in
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly two decades after they made the nation gawk by forming its first unionized strip club, the dancers at San Francisco’s Lusty Lady are hanging up their thongs.
The employee-owned, co-op club will close