TUOLUMNE CITY, California (AP) — A huge wildfire near Yosemite National Park in California was just 7 percent contained Monday, while officials warned that the blaze was so hot that it could send sparks into new, untouched areas.
A spokeswoman for the family of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl recovering from two double lung transplants says the child is expected to be released from the hospital later this week.
See the stars arrive and some backstage photos from the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are under pressure ahead of new data expected to show that businesses eased back on big-ticket purchases last month, as well as a report Friday that revealed a drop-off in new
WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican is urging a “surgical” U .S. air strike against Syria in reprisal for Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons.
Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee tells NBC’s “Today”
CAIRO (AP) — Top leaders of two of Egypt’s former militant groups are offering an initiative to halt bloodshed, in which Islamists will stop street protests if the government stops its crackdown on them.
The initiative announced by
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is suggesting for the first time that it would support an international military response against Syria if it is confirmed that President Bashar Assad’s troops attacked opponents with chemical weapons.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Seventy former communist rebels graduated from Nepal’s military academy on Monday and became officers in the national army they once fought.
The 66 men and four women wore Nepal army uniforms and were given
TOKYO (AP) — In a shabby back-alley office in Shibuya, a Tokyo district known for youth culture and tech ventures, defectors from corporate Japan are hard at work for a little known company they fervently believe will be
NEW DELHI (AP) — India has banned hunting sharks for only their fins in a move to protect endangered species from indiscriminate hunting for parts wanted abroad.
The practice of shark “finning,” or slicing off a shark’s fins
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial official says five Taliban suicide bombers killed two Afghan soldiers and wounded several others when they attacked an army base in eastern Afghanistan.
Kapisa provincial spokesman Qais Qadri said the insurgents, all
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A young Vietnamese dissident released early from prison said Monday she will continue fighting for multiparty democracy in the Communist-ruled Southeast Asian country after the leniency shown by authorities in freeing her.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Pentagon will sell eight Apache attack helicopters to Indonesia for $500 million.
The deal includes high-tech Longbow radars.
At a news conference Monday in the Indonesian capital,
HTAN GONE, Myanmar (AP) — A tense calm returned Monday to a Myanmar town that was ripped apart by sectarian violence, leaving hundreds homeless after Buddhist mobs tore through the small, winding streets torching Muslim-owned houses and stores.
MOSCOW (AP) — The environmental group Greenpeace says that Russian authorities have boarded their ship which is in the Arctic to protest against oil drilling.
The group is protesting offshore oil exploration conducted by state oil company Rosneft