WELIWERIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic church has accused the military of shooting unarmed protesters and desecrating a church by entering it with weapons and attacking people who sought refuge during a violent crackdown on
LONDON (AP) — Satellite images have laid bare the suffering inflicted on Syria’s largest city, a London-based rights group said Wednesday, cataloguing hundreds of damaged or destroyed houses and more than 1,000 roadblocks.
Amnesty International said it had
DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — A delegation from Central African Republic is trying to persuade soldiers to return home after they fled to neighboring Cameroon more than four months ago.
The call comes as human rights groups describe a
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin is voicing disappointment that President Barack Obama has decided to cancel his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but says it remains ready to work with the United States on bilateral and
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine firefighters found signs of life Wednesday as they risked their own, searching through a huge pile of rubble, all that was left of a 10-story apartment building destroyed by a gas explosion
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author George Saunders is turning his graduation speech that went viral into a book.
“Congratulations, by the Way,” an expanded version of his commencement speech to the Syracuse University class of 2013, is
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Delta flight bound for Detroit from Paris has landed safely in Amsterdam with no injuries after being diverted due to a technical problem.
Pilots of Delta Flight 99 reported difficulty retracting flaps shortly after
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Range Resources Corp. has purchased 180 natural gas powered vehicles to serve operations in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and other states.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Lauria will once again lead the cast of the Tony Award-nominated musical based on the film “A Christmas Story” when it tours the Northeast this winter.
Producers on Wednesday announced that “The Wonder
NEW YORK (AP) — Cosmo Allegretti, who created and voiced puppet characters like Grandfather Clock and Dancing Bear on the children’s television show “Captain Kangaroo,” has died. He was 86.
Allegretti, who had homes in Hampton Bays, N.Y.,
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine firefighters have found signs of life as they search a huge pile of rubble for more than a dozen people still missing in after a gas explosion destroyed a 10-story apartment building.
COQUILLE, Ore. (AP) — The owner of a tattoo shop in North Bend, Ore., is accused of trying shoot the owner of another tattoo parlor to eliminate his competition in the coastal town.
Bay Area Ink owner David
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s suspended ruling party secretary-general petitioned the Supreme Court on Wednesday to overturn and declare unconstitutional an order by the president that restricted him from movement outside of the capital and speaking
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com is getting into the fine art arena.
Customers can buy original and limited edition works of art from more than 150 prominent galleries and dealers via Amazon Art.
The announcement came Tuesday, a
NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (AP) — Unofficial results show voters rejected about two-thirds of the 19 school tax issues in special elections around Ohio.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Disappointing results from big companies and a slump in bank stocks tugged the stock market lower early Wednesday, putting major indexes on track for their third straight daily drop.
The Standard & Poor’s 500
PHOENIX (AP) — The surviving member of a firefighting crew that lost 19 members to the Yarnell Hill Fire says he was devastated and went “numb” after learning that men he considered his brothers were dead, and he
NEW YORK (AP) — A Discovery network special that speculated about whether a giant prehistoric shark could still exist has drawn a passionate response from viewers and starkly raised the question about the worth of big ratings.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge held a closed-door hearing on an unspecified custody issue involving the 6-year-old daughter of a University of… More »
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Western cartoonist and author Stan Lynde, creator of the nationally syndicated “Rick O’Shay” comic strip, died of cancer in Montana. He was 81.
His “Rick O’Shay” comic strip began in 1958 and ran for