At Lagos' largest dump, dozens of men gather to sort iron, plastic and nylon atop a 20-foot wall of garbage where hundreds of white herons compete to eat the spoils. Read more »
Congress will weigh some of the most significant U.S. sanctions on Russia since the end of the Cold War in a bid to pressure President Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Crimea, according... Read more »
The global airlines industry still expects a record profit for 2014, just not quite as high as previously forecast due to the impact of rising jet fuel prices, officials said Wednesday. Read more »
Three heavily armed insurgents tried to storm a former intelligence headquarters in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, prompting a fierce gunbattle that left the attackers dead. Read more »
A marathon Senate investigation into allegations of CIA torture during the Bush-era war on terror is veering toward partisan political territory and possibly the federal courts after unusually... Read more »
Another storm dealt yet another wintery blast to the snow-weary Midwest and a blizzard warning was issued in upstate New York on Wednesday after a day or so of spring-like temperatures teased the region. Read more »
A White House official says President Barack Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers. Read more »
Israeli lawmakers passed a contentious law on Wednesday meant to draft ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military, the culmination of a drive for reforms that has seen mass protests by the religious... Read more »
In a rare public appearance, President Bashar Assad on Wednesday visited displaced Syrians in a frontline suburb of the country's capital, where he vowed to keep up the fight against gunmen whom he... Read more »
The turmoil over how to end an epidemic of sexual assaults in the U.S. military is far from over as Congress haggles over legislative remedies and new details emerge about a high-profile case... Read more »
NATO deployed two surveillance planes to fly over Poland and Romania on Wednesday to monitor the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. Read more »
In a diplomatic dig at Russia, President Barack Obama is hosting the new Ukrainian prime minister at the White House, a high-profile gesture aimed at cementing the West's allegiance to Ukraine's... Read more »
Volunteers collected cheek swab samples Tuesday in hopes of generating matches for those needing bone marrow transplants at a registry sponsored by Granger Medical Clinic, Be the Match and the... Read more »
Federal charges have been filed against a Murray man accused of holding a teenage girl hostage in his semitrailer for months in order to sexually and physically abuse her, and his arrest has... Read more »
The missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course over the sea, crossed Malaysia and reached the Strait of Malacca — hundreds of miles from its last position recorded by civilian authorities,... Read more »
The Salt Lake County Council has authorized the hiring of two professionals to launch a regional gang reduction initiative. The pair would assess gang crime trends, research proven strategies and... Read more »
Utah Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee are asking the federal government to reimburse Utah for paying to reopen national parks during last year's partial government shutdown. Read more »
Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers — not the owner — to do the driving. Read more »
Gov. Gary Herbert made it clear Tuesday he's not waiting around for lawmakers to make a decision about Medicaid expansion, announcing he's sending staff to Washington, D.C., next week to start... Read more »
Police say slush and snow obscured the view of a driver who hit a Springville man head-on Tuesday, killing him. Read more »
Utahns with epilepsy are on the home stretch for being allowed to use non-intoxicating hemp oil extract from marijuana plants to treat seizures. Read more »
Libraries throughout the country are taking innovative steps, including adding digital labs, game rooms, and children and teen centers. Read more »
Legislation requiring a 2-mile buffer zone for the establishment of any new medical waste incineration facility in the state passed the Utah House on a 44-28 vote Tuesday. SB196 has already been... Read more »
A gunshot fired in a domestic dispute Tuesday triggered a lockdown at a nearby elementary school. Read more »
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead,... Read more »
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