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
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
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.
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 court has issued a suspended two-year prison term to a baseball player for match-fixing.
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.
BRUSSELS (AP) — One person is reported to have been 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 says 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.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Backers of a proposed NFL stadium in Las Vegas said they've whittled their list to two sites just west of the famous Las Vegas Strip and refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project, which they hope will soon be home to the Oakland Raiders.
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels, who this week seized a strategic town from Islamic State, aim to move westward in the next phase of their Turkey-backed operation, an advance that could take weeks or months to complete, a rebel commander said. Colonel Ahmad Osman, head of the Sultan Murad
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, the players' union said Thursday.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Education officials in Mexico have announced plans to fire 1,255 teachers and school employees in two states who allegedly joined protests that blocked roads and shuttered schools in the southern states of Oaxaca and Guerrero.
LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's state prosecutor said on Thursday that he could not confirm or rule out media reports that Bolivian Deputy Interior Minister Rodolfo Illanes had been killed by striking mineworkers. He said officials were investigating and that a government minister would speak to the