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US Senate extends transport funding through May, averting cuts

 

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Israel, Hamas agree on 72-hour humanitarian Gaza ceasefire

Israel and Islamist militant group Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in their conflict in the Gaza Strip starting on Friday, U. S. Secretary of...

Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water‑logged...

Imam of China's biggest mosque killed in Xinjiang

The head of China's largest mosque was murdered after conducting morning prayers, the local government in far western Xinjiang said Thursday, amid...

Yosemite Park fire threatens famous giant sequoia trees

A fire raging in California's Yosemite National Park threatens a grove of famous giant sequoia trees.

Palestinians 'facing a precipice', UN Council told

WARNING: VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES Palestinians are "facing a precipice" in Gaza, the top UN refugee official there told the Security Council...

Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot one dead

A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing one woman on board and seriously injuring another, a fire spokesman...

Syria army shelling near Damascus kills 12

Twelve people were killed, among them a child, in Syrian army shelling late Wednesday on Douma, a rebel‑held town near Damascus, a monitoring group...

Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

Heavy rain has brought much‑needed moisture to Colorado's drought‑stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill...

Liberia shuts schools in battle against Ebola

Liberia announced Wednesday it was shutting all schools and placing "non‑essential" government workers on 30 days' leave in a bid to...