New storm hits U.S. West as South, New England slow to thaw

Jan 9, 2017

New storm hits U.S. West as South, New England slow to thaw

A winter storm that spread ice and snow from Mississippi to Maine is leaving behind cold so bitter that businesses and schools are closing in the South because the region still hasn’t thawed. Four deaths have blamed on the storm, which dropped more than ...

Sri Lanka puts down protests at planned China-led investment zone

Jan 9, 2017

Sri Lanka puts down protests at planned China-led investment zone

Sri Lankan police used tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators protesting a planned investment zone supported by China. Hospital authorities said at least 21 people were injured in the protests. According to police, 52 demonstrators were arrested. ...

Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

Jan 8, 2017

Blast in Syrian town on Turkish border kills nearly 50

A car bomb ripped through a busy commercial district in a rebel-held Syrian town along the Turkish border Saturday, killing nearly 50 in a huge explosion that damaged buildings and left rescuers scrambling to find survivors amid the wreckage, opposition activists said. Rescuers and ...

Public areas of airports are the most vulnerable to attack

Jan 8, 2017

Public areas of airports are the most vulnerable to attack

In a post-9/11 world, American airports have taken all sorts of steps to keep travelers safe. But significant vulnerabilities remain. The attack that killed five people Friday at the Fort Lauderdale airport raised concerns about how to further protect travelers and what place firearms ...