Quantcast

U.S. & World

Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests to aid midterm election

Obama's military campaign has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election.

Student loans risk the economy

The class of 2014 graduated college with an average $33,000 in debt. Many of those freshly minted graduates did not find jobs with yearly salaries greater than their total debt, a rule of thumb for... Read more »

40 minutes ago

0 comments

GM says parts are ready to fix recalled small cars

General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM will rely on new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to boost profits in coming years, as the company tries to shift the... Read more »

42 minutes ago

0 comments

A decade after welcoming wind, states reconsider

A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large... Read more »

49 minutes ago

2 comments

Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of... Read more »

50 minutes ago

0 comments

Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists

The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy... Read more »

55 minutes ago

0 comments

Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca

National Edition

Now the market and the homes of Mecca are gone. Monumental luxury hotel towers crowd around the Grand Mosque where the Kaaba is located, dwarfing it. Read more »

55 minutes ago

0 comments

British warplanes destroy IS targets in Iraq

British Royal Air Force warplanes flying out of a UK air base on Cyprus have destroyed four Islamic State group targets in Iraq over the last two days, the base commander said Wednesday. Read more »

1 hour ago

0 comments

Former President Carter celebrates 90th birthday

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday Wednesday in Atlanta, blowing out three candles representing the past, present and future and thanking family and friends for their... Read more »

1 hour ago

0 comments

Mom: Jailed Marine in Mexico suffering greatly

A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel... Read more »

2 hours ago

0 comments

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran, civilian deaths

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pressed each other politely but firmly Wednesday to address areas of tension in their relationship, with U.S. president calling... Read more »

2 hours ago

1 comment

Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients

The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't... Read more »

2 hours ago

0 comments

Pope urges Europe to open doors to refugees

Pope Francis urged Europe to open its doors to refugees Wednesday as he marked the anniversary of a deadly migrant shipwreck off Sicily by meeting with survivors and relatives of the victims. Read more »

2 hours ago

0 comments

Team seeks anyone who encountered Ebola patient

A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation's top disease-fighting... Read more »

2 hours ago

1 comment

Syria blasts at school kill 22, including 10 kids

Twin car bombings near a school in Syria killed 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second exploding as parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a... Read more »

2 hours ago

0 comments

New NATO chief: better ties with Russia possible

NATO's new secretary-general on Wednesday struck a more conciliatory tone on Russia, saying there is now a chance for improved relations between Moscow and the West. Read more »

3 hours ago

0 comments

Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil

Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal... Read more »

3 hours ago

0 comments

How politics and unrest are changing religious life in Egypt

National Edition

Mosques have long been central to political dialogue in Egypt. But over the past three years, a tug-of-war between Islamists and the military’s repressive “deep state” has turned... Read more »

3 hours ago

0 comments

Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88

Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the Ohio housewife who 50 years ago became the first female pilot to fly solo around the world, has died. She was 88. Read more »

4 hours ago

0 comments

7 arrested in Greece in migrant smuggling ring

An airline pilot and a ground crew staff member were among seven people arrested in Greece on suspicion of participating in a ring smuggling migrants onto flights from the eastern Greek city of Thessaloniki to other EU countries,... Read more »

4 hours ago

0 comments

FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony

Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help... Read more »

4 hours ago

0 comments

Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol

Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern. Read more »

4 hours ago

1 comment

US Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas

The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged... Read more »

5 hours ago

2 comments

Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21

Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact. Read more »

5 hours ago

0 comments

Syria blasts at school kill 17, including 10 kids

Twin bombings near a school in central Syria killed at least 17 people on Wednesday, including 10 children, as gruesome images appeared on social media networks purported to show Kurdish fighters slain at the hands of Islamic State... Read more »

5 hours ago

0 comments

Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists. Read more »

5 hours ago

0 comments

Older stories can be found in the story archives