AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country to help Democrats.
Kasserine (Tunisia) (AFP) - When Hisham Missaoui was seriously wounded tracking suspected Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists near Kasserine, his family blocked the road to the restive Tunisian city with burning tyres and rubble.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong government negotiators who sat down to crunch talks with student leaders have become figures of online derision with netizens mocking them as empty vases, garbage bins and Teletubbies.
Manila (AFP) - A US Marine accused of murdering a transgender woman was moved to the Philippines' military headquarters Wednesday, authorities said, following huge public pressure for him to be moved off an American warship.
Beijing (AFP) - The global economic recovery is beset by "downside risks", China's vice-premier told Asia-Pacific finance ministers Wednesday, a day after growth in the world's second-largest economy hit a five-year low.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new government investigation questions a bizarre Secret Service mission that pulled agents from their assignment near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year.
Caracas (AFP) - Sliding oil prices are deepening the budget crisis facing the Venezuelan government, which is already struggling to fund its lavish subsidies and rigid exchange-rate controls, analysts say.
Ottawa (AFP) - Canada has raised its national "terrorism" alert, officials said, after a soldier run over by a suspected jihadist died in hospital.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen accused Republican challenger Scott Brown of grandstanding and fear mongering while he accused her of "outsourcing" her independence as they met for their second debate two weeks before Election Day.
Denver (AFP) - Hillary Clinton is used to being introduced as the "next" US president. But lacking any pre-2016 announcement, the Democratic icon is busy putting her popularity to work for others in the party.
Mursitpinar (Turkey) (AFP) - Kurdish defenders of the strategic Syrian border town of Kobane awaited reinforcements Wednesday after weathering another onslaught by Islamic State jihadists.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department welcomed Tuesday the release of one of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents, as the U.S. urges the authoritarian government in Hanoi to improve its human rights record and smooth the way for stronger relations.
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitterly contested race for governor. Polls show the two in an expensive, neck-and-neck race for the country's largest swing state, saturated in recent weeks by tens of millions of dollars of negative TV advertising. ...
Havana (AFP) - Cuba's contribution of hundreds of doctors and nurses to fight Ebola puts the island at the forefront of the international response and is even thawing relations with a sworn enemy the United States.
Washington (AFP) - North Korea has freed one of three Americans detained in the isolated country, and in a surprise move allowed a Pentagon plane to land in Pyongyang on Tuesday to fly him home.
By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as "Chicago-style gutter politics." Hubbard, a powerful figure in Alabama politics who helped guide Republicans to majorities in both houses of the state legislature in 2010 for the first time in 136 years, was indicted on Friday on charges that include using his office for personal gain and legislating with a conflict of interest. U.S. ...
Usually, when Hollywood makes a movie about an historical figure, the actor who plays the character is better looking, more charismatic and sexier than the real person. Not in the case of Ben Bradlee. In All the President’s Men, the iconic movie story of how a few salty newspapermen brought down President Richard Nixon by exposing the Watergate scandal, the part of Bradlee, executive editor of the Washington Post, is played by Jason Robards, no slouch in the charm department—but no match for the real thing.
Los Angeles (AFP) - The release of US citizen Jeffrey Fowle by North Korea could be a "sign of hope" for Kenneth Bae, another American detained in the reclusive state, Bae's sister said Tuesday.
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Iraq's Yazidi minority is facing what may amount to an "attempted genocide" at the hands of Islamist fighters, a senior UN rights official said Tuesday after visiting northern Iraq.