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Train evac over bomb threat

Jun 28, 2017 / 1:29 pm

Polish media are reporting that authorities have stopped a train travelling from Warsaw to Berlin and evacuated its passengers after receiving a bomb threat....

Sons to visit Diana's grave

Jun 28, 2017 / 1:03 pm

Prince William, his wife, Kate, and Prince Harry will attend a private service at the late Princess Diana's grave on what would have been her 56th birthday....

Monument lasts one day

Jun 28, 2017 / 6:52 am

Officials say Arkansas' new Ten Commandments monument was destroyed by someone driving a vehicle into it less than 24 hours after the monument was placed on...

Wind fans Utah wildfire

Jun 28, 2017 / 6:47 am

Firefighters are bracing for more high winds Wednesday as they try to slow a southern Utah wildfire that has burned 13 homes and forced the evacuation of 1,500...

Cluster bombs kill 15

Jun 28, 2017 / 6:44 am

A cluster bomb attack on an Islamic State-held village in eastern Syria killed at least 15 people on Wednesday, activists said, the latest in a series of...

20 years of Chinese rule

Jun 28, 2017 / 6:30 am

Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate....

GOP shelves health bill

Jun 28, 2017 / 6:27 am

Senate GOP leaders abruptly shelved their long-sought health care overhaul Tuesday, asserting they can still salvage it but raising new doubts about whether...

Cyber assault crippling

Jun 27, 2017 / 9:46 pm

A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of...

Judge in the crosshairs

Jun 27, 2017 / 8:53 pm

Activists seeking to recall a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman say...

Helicopter attacks court

Jun 27, 2017 / 8:41 pm

President Nicolas Maduro said a police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court on Tuesday in a confusing incident that he called a thwarted...

More logging was needed

Jun 27, 2017 / 7:50 pm

Insisting that logging could have cleaned up dead, bug-infested trees that are fueling a Utah wildfire, a Republican state lawmaker blamed federal mismanagement...

U.S. keeping eye on Syria

Jun 27, 2017 / 7:15 pm

The Trump administration said Tuesday it has detected "active preparations" by Syria for a chemical attack and threatened to retaliate — warning...

Utah wildfire a monster

Jun 27, 2017 / 2:50 pm

The nation's largest wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes and cabins in a southern Utah mountain area home to a ski town and popular...

Grenfell fallout widens

Jun 27, 2017 / 12:13 pm

Britain's prime minister said Tuesday there must be a "major national investigation" of potentially flammable cladding on highrise towers, while a...

Queen to get a raise

Jun 27, 2017 / 11:07 am

Queen Elizabeth II is set to receive an increase in the official funding she receives each year. Buckingham Palace said Tuesday the "sovereign grant"...

Second landslide hits China

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:27 am

A second landslide struck the village in southwest China where rescue workers have been looking for nearly 100 people buried over the weekend by a massive wave...

Cosby circus moves to Cali

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:18 am

The stage for Bill Cosby's next legal challenge shifts to California with a hearing scheduled Tuesday to set a trial date in a lawsuit accusing him of...

Modi full of hugs for Trump

Jun 27, 2017 / 6:14 am

President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger. Smiling widely at a news conference Monday during...

Century-old letter in mail

Jun 27, 2017 / 5:55 am

A mail carrier in Lincoln, Neb., faced a difficult task earlier this month when he found a letter sent more than 100 years ago in his pile. The letter with a...

US Navy bribery scandal

Jun 26, 2017 / 7:56 pm

While he was stationed in Singapore, a U.S. Navy commander ate suckling pigs worth $400 apiece, attended a Gucci fashion show with his wife and enjoyed the...

Spike in bear maulings

Jun 26, 2017 / 7:51 pm

Two more Alaskans were mauled by bears over the weekend, bringing the number of bear attacks in the state to four in less than a week, including two fatalities....

'Not quite warp speed'

Jun 26, 2017 / 2:29 pm

Police say a motorcycle officer who stopped a driver for speeding on a suburban highway north of Atlanta had an 'extraterrestrial encounter' —...

Cdn makes palace history

Jun 26, 2017 / 2:25 pm

A Canadian captain made history Monday by becoming the first female infantry officer to lead the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London....

Travel ban partly reinstated

Jun 26, 2017 / 12:28 pm

The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a limited version of its ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries, a victory for...

Guilty in Baby Doe killing

Jun 26, 2017 / 10:23 am

A man was convicted Monday of second-degree murder in the death of a two-year-old girl who became known as Baby Doe after her remains washed up on the shores of...

Trump eager to meet Putin

Jun 26, 2017 / 6:57 am

President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational...

Fires rage in Utah, Calif.

Jun 26, 2017 / 6:53 am

Better weather conditions have limited the growth of a wildfire in Utah that has prompted the evacuation of 1,500 people from hundreds of homes and cabins,...

Snowmelt forces evacuation

Jun 26, 2017 / 6:50 am

Authorities say 90 homes remain under mandatory evacuation orders following levee breaches along a river in California, the result of the state's huge...

Hurricane off Mexico coast

Jun 26, 2017 / 6:45 am

Hurricane Dora has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's southwestern coast. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Monday are near 80 mph (129 kph)...

Irish prop up UK Tories

Jun 26, 2017 / 6:42 am

The leader of a Northern Ireland-based party struck a 1.5 billion pound ($1.9 billion) deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives on...

What stinks in Greece?

Jun 26, 2017 / 6:30 am

With a heat wave expected later this week, Greece's government Monday is urging striking garbage collectors to return to work after a 10-day protest has...

Deadly tour boat sinking

Jun 26, 2017 / 6:26 am

A tourist boat packed with about 160 passengers for the holiday weekend capsized Sunday on a reservoir near the Colombian city of Medellin, leaving at least six...

Turkish cops stop Pride

Jun 25, 2017 / 2:00 pm

Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for an LGBT pride event in Istanbul on...

China slide, many missing

Jun 25, 2017 / 10:08 am

Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 missing people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in...

Tanker blast kills over 150

Jun 25, 2017 / 10:03 am

Alerted by an announcement over a mosque's loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel...

Spain wildfire evacuation

Jun 25, 2017 / 9:49 am

A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of at least 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity and endangered...

Harry 'wanted out'

Jun 25, 2017 / 9:15 am

Prince Harry says he once "wanted out" of the British royal family. In an interview published in the Mail on Sunday, the prince said the time he spent...

All tested cladding failed

Jun 25, 2017 / 9:03 am

Britain's government urged local officials across the country Sunday to urgently submit samples of tower block cladding after tests found that all samples...

Learning to live with terror

Jun 25, 2017 / 8:50 am

The jihadis' targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London...

34 towers have problem

Jun 25, 2017 / 6:42 am

Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 highrise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed...

Human rights violations

Jun 25, 2017 / 4:56 am

Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations,...

Cyberattack on parliament

Jun 25, 2017 / 4:55 am

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country's Parliament after discovering "unauthorized attempts to access...

Not a social butterfly

Jun 25, 2017 / 4:54 am

Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly. Not that she...

Oil tanker flips, explodes

Jun 24, 2017 / 10:02 pm

A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames. The tanker flipped over Sunday and the...

Dog elected mayor

Jun 24, 2017 / 6:57 pm

Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it. According to WDRB-TV , a small Kentucky town has, for the fourth time, elected a dog to be its mayor....

Capone watch, song sold

Jun 24, 2017 / 2:44 pm

Artifacts connected to some of the nation's most notorious gangsters have sold for more than $100,000 at an auction house. The Boston-based RR Auction says...

Hundreds of detainees let go

Jun 24, 2017 / 2:30 pm

The Syrian government released Saturday hundreds of detainees including some who backed the insurgency against President Bashar Assad on the eve of a major...

Fire-safety crisis widens

Jun 24, 2017 / 1:24 pm

UPDATED 1:24 p.m. Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had...

More secrets being leaked

Jun 24, 2017 / 11:57 am

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America's secret intelligence is on the rise, fuelled partly by the "worship" of leakers...

Martha is big, ugly and lazy

Jun 24, 2017 / 11:35 am

Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion. In a competition annually dominated by the old, the tiny, and the hairless, the three-year-old,...

85 killed in Pakistan

Jun 24, 2017 / 11:13 am

UPDATED 11:12 p.m. The death toll from twin blasts in the northwestern town of Parachinar climbed to 67 Saturday, bringing the overall death toll from three...

Mine explosion kills eight

Jun 24, 2017 / 10:13 am

At least eight people have died and five are missing after an underground explosion at a coal mine in central Colombia. Rescuers are attempting to locate...

No Pride in Istanbul

Jun 24, 2017 / 9:51 am

Turkish authorities announced Saturday they will not allow the Istanbul Pride march to take place on Sunday — the third year in a row the celebration has...

Shooter used stolen guns

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:57 am

A San Francisco UPS driver who killed three colleagues in a shooting rampage at a company warehouse was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his...

Crew becomes part of story

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:19 am

While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV. The...

Turned off after coming out

Jun 24, 2017 / 7:14 am

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local...

120 buried in landslide

Jun 24, 2017 / 6:37 am

More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in...

Electrocuted at water park

Jun 23, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Five people were electrocuted Friday at a water park in northwest Turkey, including two teenagers and a 12-year-old, Turkish media reports said. The three...

Feet burning on pavement

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:51 pm

The main burn centre in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people...

Evacuating more towers

Jun 23, 2017 / 3:40 pm

One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that...

World's ugliest dogs

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:48 am

The World's Ugliest Dog Contest is celebrating man's best friend's perfect imperfections in California on Friday. The pooches — many of which...

Fridge started tower inferno

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:45 am

Police are considering filing manslaughter charges related to the fire at a west London apartment tower that killed at least 79 people. In its most detailed...

Baby panda instant celeb

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:41 am

The baby panda, who has become an overnight celebrity in Japan, is a girl. Tokyo's Ueno Zoo said Friday the panda, born June 12, was ruled a female by...

Grizzly protection lifted

Jun 23, 2017 / 6:39 am

Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S....

Retried or released

Jun 22, 2017 / 3:51 pm

The confession of a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was improperly obtained and he should be retried or released...

Trump: no Comey tapes

Jun 22, 2017 / 11:09 am

President Donald Trump said Thursday on Twitter that he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with ousted...

Shorts banned, boys in skirts

Jun 22, 2017 / 9:51 am

Boys at a British high school have found a novel way around strict uniform rules banning shorts, as the country swelters through a heatwave. The schoolboys at...

Prince Philip leaves hospital

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:49 am

Prince Philip was discharged Thursday from a London hospital after he was treated for an infection, Buckingham Palace said. Philip, the husband of Queen...

No one wants the throne

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:48 am

Britain's Prince Harry has suggested that no one in the royal family really wishes to rise to the throne — and that it is duty, rather than desire,...

2nd wildfire under control

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:37 am

Official reports into Portugal's deadliest natural disaster in decades have described freak conditions that drove the wildfire that killed 64 people, while...

6.8 quake off Guatemala

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:35 am

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.8 earthquake has hit off Guatemala's Pacific coast. Residents of Guatemala City report feeling the 6:31 a.m....

IS destroys ancient mosque

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:29 am

The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Iraq — Mosul's famed 12th century al-Nuri mosque with its iconic leaning minaret known as...

Church 'colluded' on abuse

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:24 am

The Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by one of its former bishops, the head of the church...

Heat fuels Southwest fires

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:08 am

An extreme heat wave in the Southwest U.S. made the fight against a series of wildfires more difficult Wednesday, including one that has destroyed at least four...

Mauling bear killed

Jun 22, 2017 / 6:01 am

Alaska wildlife officials say a black bear believed to have mauled a 16-year-old to death during a weekend mountain race has been shot and killed along with...

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