Apr 23, 2014

'Piles and piles' of bodies seen in S. Sudan slaughter

The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn’t safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young ...

Satellite images show North Korea nuke test unlikely

Apr 23, 2014

Satellite images show North Korea nuke test unlikely

North Korea is unlikely to be ready to stage a nuclear test timed to coincide with U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Asia, a respected think tank said on Wednesday, based on its assessment of satellite imagery. Comments by South Korea’s Foreign Ministry on ...

U.S. sub records stunning images of WWII shipwrecks

Apr 23, 2014

U.S. sub records stunning images of WWII shipwrecks

An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster’s 70th anniversary. Bourne, Massachusetts-based Hydroid ...

Top U.S. court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action

Apr 23, 2014

Top U.S. court upholds Michigan ban on college affirmative action

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday further undermined the use of racial preferences in higher education by upholding a voter-approved Michigan law that banned the practice in decisions on which students to admit to state universities. The 6-2 vote and the four opinions issued ...

U.S. journalist held by militants in eastern Ukraine

Apr 23, 2014

U.S. journalist held by militants in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine said Tuesday they were holding an American journalist in the city of Slovyansk and the online news site Vice News said it was trying to secure the safety of its reporter Simon Ostrovsky. The self-declared separatist mayor of Slovyansk ...

U.S. troops in Afghanistan may fall below 10,000

Apr 22, 2014

U.S. troops in Afghanistan may fall below 10,000

The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 — the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces — as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say. Since Afghanistan’s ...

U.S. stowaway forces airport security review

Apr 22, 2014

U.S. stowaway forces airport security review

A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport’s tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the United ...