By Steve Scherer and Gabriele Pileri AMATRICE, Italy (Reuters) - The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy climbed to 250 on Thursday as rescue teams scoured mounds of rubble for a second day in towns and villages flattened by the natural disaster. "People like myself have
By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta TACUEYO, Colombia (Reuters) - Jose Toconas picks at branches hanging in rows from the roof of his marijuana drying house and smells their spiky flower buds. In two days he will strip them from their stems, trim the dark green florets into neat little balls and
By Joel Schectman and Mica Rosenberg WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Chinese-Mexican businessman accused of drug trafficking could be handed over by U.S. authorities to Mexican authorities as early as next week as he has nearly exhausted his legal options, ending a years-long extradition battle, his
What they won't find on campus, however, is an administration that condones "safe spaces" or "trigger warnings," practices that have become relatively normalized at a number of other universities across the country. At times this may challenge you and even cause you discomfort
This electoral cycle, nativism has migrated from the tea party margins of the GOP and into the mainstream of conservative discourse, with presidential candidate Donald Trump as its icon. A new national survey of Americans from the Pew Center conducted from Aug. 9 to Aug. 16 and published on Thursday
Questions about the Clinton Foundation still dog Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign, but the most recent criticism is the role of Chelsea Clinton in the family's charity work and politics. Both the Democratic and Republican candidates for president have children who appear willing
On Thursday, however, Harvard University and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Bloomberg Philanthropies announced their plan to partner on a groundbreaking executive education program targeted at educating urban executives as many mayors take on increasingly ambitious challenges, responding to
(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Gaston is expected to become a hurricane again over the weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its advisory late Thursday. The system, with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100 km per hour), is located about 1,300 miles (2,095 km) East-Southeast
Turkey shelled Kurdish militia fighters in Syria on the second day of a major military operation inside the country, saying they were failing to observe a deal with the US to stop advancing in jihadist-held territory. Turkey sent a fresh contingent of tanks Thursday into Syrian territory, a day after
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Stephanie Meadow of Northern Ireland fired a six-under-par 66 to take the clubhouse lead at the weather-disrupted Canadian Pacific Women's Open. Meadow, 24, on Thursday carded seven birdies and one bogey to tame the challenging par-72 layout at Calgary's Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club.
France's highest administrative court will decide Friday whether to overturn the ban on wearing the full-body burkini swimsuit which has sparked controversy at home and abroad. The State Council heard arguments Thursday from the Human Rights League and an anti-Islamophobia group who are seeking
PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) — Three-time champion Lydia Ko was back on the Canadian Pacific Women's Open leaderboard. Canadian star Brooke Henderson got left behind after a late start.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore. Select members of the public began hailing free rides Thursday through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police say at least 20 people were killed and another 17 hurt when bus drove off a highway in Nepal and plunged into a river.
Australia and South Africa would lose one team each under a potential new streamlined 16-team Super Rugby model under consideration, a report said on Friday. The southern hemisphere-based tournament was only expanded this year to 18 teams with the addition of new sides from Argentina, Japan and South
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean baseball player was convicted of match-fixing on Friday and handed a suspended two-year prison term for deliberately allowing or attempting to allow walks in four games last season.
AJMAN, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.
CHIMAY, Belgium (AP) — One person was killed and at least two injured in Belgium in an accidental explosion at a sports center near the French border.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lotte Group said Friday its vice chairman has been found dead as authorities widen a probe into corruption at South Korea's fifth-largest business group.
The US airline JetBlue will make the first regular commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century next Wednesday, the Cuban authorities said. The August 31 inaugural flight -- the first of its kind since 1961 -- is scheduled to take off from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins say they've intensified mosquito-control treatments at their stadiums because of the Zika virus.