By Arshad Mohammed and Suleiman Al-Khalidi WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States is trying to determine whether a Russian plan for a humanitarian operation in Syria is sincere, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, adding that if it proves a "ruse" it could ruin cooperation
By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin says it had zero involvement in the hacking of Democratic Party emails while U.S. officials say the hack originated in Russia. Seen through Kremlin eyes, Moscow would only be doing what it feels the United States has been doing to it for years anyway
By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A Canadian judge freed a couple found guilty of planting homemade bombs at a crowded Canada Day holiday party in 2013, saying on Friday the "unsophisticated" pair were entrapped by police who themselves broke the law in their sting operation. The peace
Various forms of the spurious quotation (often including such purple prose as “pulpits aflame with righteousness”) have been circulating for decades. It is unclear where it all started, except that we do know that these words appear nowhere in Tocqueville’s works.
Four years after the Sandy Hook massacre, the new Sandy Hook Elementary School is opening: redesigned to be attractive, but also safe. The new site features no obvious memorial of the horrendous events that took place in the former, circa 1956 school that occupied the same land in 2012, when a disturbed
Indonesia executed four people, including three foreigners, by firing squad on Friday in the latest round of executions for drug offenses carried out by the government. The executions came just past midnight in a prison on the island of Nusakambangan, off the coast of Java Island. Indonesian authorities
A Texas police officer present during part of Sandra Bland’s arrest last summer has told the Houston Chronicle that the local district attorney’s office declined to allow him to testify before a grand jury about the controversial traffic stop. Three days after a state trooper stopped Ms. Bland, who
SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's prime minister has called for an investigation into allegations that teenagers were abused at a juvenile detention center in the country's north.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — One of the Greek lawyers for eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece last week aboard a helicopter after last week's failed coup in their country says they are being transferred to Athens.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on the Syrian-Jordanian border early on Tuesday, the Jordanian military said, killing and wounding several Jordanian border guards in an attack that raised new questions about the pro-Western kingdom's stability.
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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — In a major championship season of endless theater, the PGA Championship lived up to its end of the bargain Friday.
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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Phil Mickelson walked off the first green with a disgusted look on his face, as if he'd thrown away any shot at making the cut in the PGA Championship.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's top electoral authority decimated the country's political opposition on Friday by unseating practically all of its remaining lawmakers in congress as President Daniel Ortega prepares to seek a third term.
ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) - Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said on Friday he was not optimistic about the future of Syria. "I don't know whether or not Syria can be put back together again," Brennan told the annual Aspen Security Forum. His comments were a rare public acknowledgement
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Guatemalan soccer federation president has pleaded guilty in New York to charges related to a sprawling corruption investigation of world soccer.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's acting President Michel Temer says he is ready to be jeered during the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games next week.
Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's political uncertainty must be resolved by the end of August -- its Olympic-hosting month -- by reaching a verdict in the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, her interim replacement said Friday. Michel Temer, the vice president who has been acting head
A police officer died and another was wounded in a shooting at a traffic stop in San Diego, police said Friday. A Hispanic man was later taken into custody, San Diego police chief Shelley Zimmerman told a news conference. "We are still actively investigating the crime scene, including searching
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - The agricultural unit of German chemicals company Bayer AG will halt future U.S. sales of an insecticide that can be used on more than 200 crops after losing a fight with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company said on Friday. Bayer lost an attempt
Top-ranked defending champion Jason Day made seven birdies in eight holes to charge within two shots of the lead at the PGA Championship as pace-setter Jimmy Walker clung to a one-shot edge. Walker birdied three holes in a row starting at the par-3 12th but a bogey at the par-5 18th left him with a
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults at opposite ends of the country Friday, taking their fight for the White House to rival battleground states and portraying starkly different visions of America. Clinton followed her historic acceptance speech on Thursday as the first woman presidential