American, Russian leave Earth this week for year in space

World Mar 24, 2015

American, Russian leave Earth this week for year in space

What's one thing astronauts Scott Kelly of the U.S. and Mikhail Kornienko of Russia can't do without when they move into space this week for a year? For Kelly, it's a belt. Kornienko must have his vitamins. Kelly went beltless during his five-month mission at the ...

American man arrested in Emirates over photo

World / Crime & Legal Nov 4, 2014

American man arrested in Emirates over photo

A 70-year-old American man who came to the United Arab Emirates to speak at a conference on creative thinking was arrested last month for taking a photograph of a subject deemed off-limits by authorities, his daughter and a friend said Monday. Robert Alan Black is ...

American citizen tries to escape from Namibian prison

World / Crime & Legal Nov 4, 2014

American citizen tries to escape from Namibian prison

An American citizen attempted to escape from a prison in Namibia's capital, Windhoek, but was caught, the country's press agency said Monday. The Namibian Press Agency reported that Los Angeles native Marcus Kevin Tomas climbed a tree inside the Windhoek Central Prison and tried to ...

Americans back travel ban from Ebola outbreak countries: poll

World / Politics Oct 22, 2014

Americans back travel ban from Ebola outbreak countries: poll

Nearly three-fourths of Americans support a ban on civilian air travel in and out of the West African countries that have experienced an Ebola outbreak, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows, suggesting growing pressure on President Barack Obama over the issue. Republicans have been clamoring for ...

World / Crime & Legal Sep 11, 2014

Israeli policeman charged over violent arrest of U.S. teen

An Israeli policeman was charged on Wednesday with assault causing bodily harm against a 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent during a protest over the revenge killing of the teenager's cousin days before the eight week war with Gaza. The indictment submitted to a Jerusalem court ...

China puts U.S. businessman on trial for mob crimes

World Feb 10, 2014

China puts U.S. businessman on trial for mob crimes

An American businessman stood trial in China on Monday for allegedly heading a violent mob that kidnapped rivals and operated illegal casinos, charges he's said he was tortured into confessing. Authorities in southern China have accused Vincent Wu of gang crimes, but Wu's family and ...