WASHINGTON (AP) — San Francisco International Airport, with its tightly spaced runways that extend right up to the water, requires more skill for landing than most of the big U.S. airports, experienced airline pilots say. That challenge was
HAVANA (AP) — Cuban President Raul Castro has spent much of a prominent speech scolding his countrymen for all kinds of bad behavior, everything from theft and corruption to urinating in public and raising pigs in cities.
Passengers in plane crashes today, such as the one in San Francisco involving Asiana Airlines Flight 214, are more likely to survive than in past disasters.
Saturday’s crash was the latest where a big commercial airliner was destroyed
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a magnitude 7.2 earthquake has struck northeast of Papua New Guinea. There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
The U.S.G.S. said the quake struck at
Divers have found a woman’s body inside a car that apparently drove off a southern Johnson County bridge.
LONDON (AP) — Five notable changes that took place in Britain in the 77 years that elapsed between Wimbledon titles for Fred Perry and Andy Murray, who ended Britain’s drought on Sunday:
1. MANY BIRTHDAYS: Queen Elizabeth II
HAVANA (AP) — President Raul Castro is expressing solidarity with the apparent willingness of Cuba’s Latin American allies to take in NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Castro says Cuba supports the “sovereign right” of Venezuela and other states in
CAIRO (AP) — A look at some of the top figures emerging in Egypt after the military removed President Mohammed Morsi:
—Interim President Adly Mansour, 67, a judge:
Mansour emerged from near-obscurity when he became head of the
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has struggled almost from the start of his administration to fulfill a campaign pledge to avoid handling matters relating to Pilot Flying J, the family-owned truck stop chain run by
CHICAGO (AP) — Shootings in Chicago during the Fourth of July holiday weekend have left at least nine people dead and several dozen wounded, including two young boys shot in different parks.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Sunday that
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s fatal shooting garnered worldwide attention when the man who fatally shot him wasn’t arrested for weeks — a backlash fueled largely by social media. Now, social media sites such as Twitter and
CAIRO (AP) — Disagreement between secular and liberal factions and ultraconservative Islamists within Egypt’s new leadership is stalling the formation of a new government after the military’s ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.
At the same time, the streets
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard has shut down Mississippi River traffic in southeastern Louisiana while searching for a sunken tugboat.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Carlos Vega said Sunday that the closure was blocking passage for 24
The body of a 38-year-old Hoisington man was recovered by divers early Sunday after he went missing in Lake Wilson Saturday evening, the Russell County Sheriff’s office said in a statement.
PARATY, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s foreign minister said Sunday his government is worried by a report that the United States has collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations in his country and promised an effort for