US & World

Wyoming woman hit by bus, dies at Burning Man

A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada died early Thursday after she was struck by a bus.

Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts.

Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

Obama said confronting the Islamic State militants requires a regional strategy with support from other countries in the region.

Russian tanks and troops roll into southeastern Ukraine

On Thursday, Ukrainian and NATO officials report that Russian troops and tanks have entered the country. More than 2,000 people have died since fighting broke out.

China warns US over surveillance flights

Beijing rejected U.S. claims that one of its warplanes made a reckless intercept of a U.S. Navy P-8 and said if Washington wants good relations with China, it should end "close surveillance" flights.

Brooklyn man fights in Syria. Is he a threat to the U.S.?

Yemeni-American Ahmed al-Moflihi likely fought alongside a rebel group with ties to the U.S.-backed Free Syrian Army. But officials are investigating anyway: Fight in Syria, and you raise a red flag.

Final ruling issued against part of polygamy ban

A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."

US journalist thankful for work to secure freedom

Peter Theo Curtis, who was freed Sunday after 22 months in captivity, said Wednesday that he was overwhelmed to learn that so many people were behind efforts to secure his release.

US officials try to gauge threat from American fighters in Syria

Dozens of Americans have gone to Syria to fight against the government, some with groups the U.S. considers terrorists. U.S. officials have to sort out which could be dangerous when they return.

Both Afghan Candidates Pull Observers From U.N. Audit Of Votes

The latest twist in the already contentious election process throws it further into crisis. It's looking likely that a new president won't be inaugurated by Sept. 2, as had been the plan.

Mexican president faces protest on California trip

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was greeted by dozens of protesters in Sacramento, criticizing his country's detention of a U.S. Marine.

Palestinian officials: Cease-fire made with Israel

Officials from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, the main groups fighting in Gaza, said Tuesday they have reached a deal with Israel to end a seven-week war.

US surveillance planes fly over Syria

The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.

America's Middle East scorecard: Many interventions, few successes

U.S. actions have not resolved the multiple conflicts raging in the region. Are U.S. policies at fault, or are these convulsed lands simply beyond anyone's control?

Ukraine says Russian military vehicles have crossed border

One Ukrainian military commander told the BBC pro-Russian rebels may be trying to open a new front in the conflict. Russia recently sent more aid to the country.

Liberian doctor given experimental Ebola drug dies; Japan ready to offer self-developed drug

A Liberian doctor who was among three Africans to receive an experimental Ebola drug has died, the country's information minister said Monday, as a top U.N. delegation promised more help for countries battling the virulent disease during a visit to Sierra Leone.