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Daredevil to tightrope walk over Chicago River

Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high‑rise building to another over the...

US general refuses to rule out larger ground role in Iraq

The most senior U. S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that U. S. troops might need to take on a larger ground role as they fend off...

Union appeals Rice's indefinite suspension by NFL

The NFL players' union has appealed the league's indefinite suspension of Ray Rice.

UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will...

 

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Amtrak partially restores Northeast service after down 11 hours

Amtrak restored partial service for the Northeast corridor linking Washington and Philadelphia after...

Divorce settlement haggling key for independent Scot economy

Imagine a country with the population of Colorado, the land mass of the Czech Republic, a finance industry that’s 10 times as big as the economy, and...

Nevada wagers $1.3n on Tesla to move beyond gambling

Nevada casinos, the state’s largest industry, took in $11.2 billion in the year that ended in July. Now lawmakers must decide whether to wager as...

Russia places Sistema billionaire Evtushenkov under house arrest

Billionaire Vladimir Evtushenkov, Russia’s 19th‑richest person, was placed under house...