NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The capture of the homegrown boss of Mexico’s most feared drug cartel wasn’t discussed publicly by residents of this northern border city and not a word appeared in the local newspapers a day
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli soldier was walking home on a busy Jerusalem street when suddenly a car stopped next to him, and men inside spat upon him and hurled insults, trash and water bottles. When the assailants
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore pressed Indonesia on Wednesday to share maps that could help make plantation companies accountable for setting fires that cause smog in neighboring countries.
Secrecy over the maps, which reveal where agriculture firms
TOKYO (AP) — Taro Yamamoto, Japanese movie star turned political candidate, is live-streaming his campaign speeches and urging crowds to tweet his photo. The tech-savvy approach is a major departure from the old-style campaigning that has long dominated
BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil dropped to near $105 a barrel Wednesday as investors awaited a report on U.S. crude inventories and the Federal Reserve chairman’s congressional testimony.
Benchmark crude for August delivery was down 54
BERLIN (AP) — Allegations of widespread U.S. data surveillance have created turbulence for Angela Merkel on what looked like a smooth cruise to a third term as German chancellor, even though it remains to be seen whether the
PATNA, India (AP) — At least 20 children died and many others were sick after eating a free school lunch that was tainted by a heavy dose of insecticide, Indian officials said Wednesday.
It was not immediately clear
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army says Syrian suspects briefly infiltrated an unmanned military post on the border between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.
The military said Wednesday that when Israeli troops approached the post, they were
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The top command position at West Point was to be assumed by Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr. during a ceremony on the campus overlooking the Hudson River.
Caslen was set to officially become
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says NSA leaker Edward Snowden has been warned against taking any actions that would damage relations between Moscow and Washington.
Snowden has applied for temporary asylum in Russia, three weeks after arriving
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six weeks after a leaked document exposed the scope of the government’s surveillance of Americans’ phone records, many Democrats and some Republicans are still angry about it.
On Wednesday, key administration figures from the intelligence
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Cuba said military equipment found buried under sacks of sugar on a North Korean ship seized as it tried to cross the Panama Canal was obsolete weaponry from the mid-20th century that it had
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago law firm has taken steps to sue Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 people who were aboard the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed in San Francisco earlier this month, alleging that a malfunction
BEIRUT (AP) — State-run media in Damascus say gunmen have assassinated a prominent Syrian pro-government figure at his home in southern Lebanon.
The SANA news agency says Mohammed Darrar Jammo was gunned down early on Wednesday outside his
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese lawyer Xu Zhiyong has been detained after calling for the release of activists and campaigning against government abuses, a rights group and a fellow lawyer said Wednesday.
Police also took computers and mobile phones
BANGKOK (AP) — A passenger train derailed on old tracks in the mountains of northern Thailand early Wednesday, slightly injuring at least 30 passengers, mostly foreign tourists. It was the second derailment on the popular route in a
IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) — A fast-growing wildfire in the mountains west of Palm Springs destroyed three houses and three mobile homes, and was threatening dozens more residences, officials said Tuesday.
The blaze also destroyed more than a dozen
Today is Wednesday, July 17, the 198th day of 2013. There are 167 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On July 17, 1918, Russia’s Czar Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.
HARVEY, La. (AP) — An intensive three-day search for a missing 6-year-old girl from the New Orleans suburb of Harvey ended with the discovery of her stabbed and beaten body stashed in a trash can that investigators had
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson, Ariz., police officer has been fired after authorities say he pulled a gun on a gas station attendant while off duty and apparently intoxicated.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department notified Tucson police