US & World

All 8 bodies recovered from US helicopter crash in Nepal

The bodies of six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were recovered near the crash site in remote mountains northeast of Kathmandu where it was delivering earthquake relief aid.

Nepal quake: US rescuers pull woman from collapsed 4-story building

A USAID spokeswoman says its Disaster Assistance Response Team included 57 urban rescuers each from Los Angeles County and Fairfax County, Virginia.

What it takes to lift families out of poverty

New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.

Amtrak crash: 8th body found; engineer has ‘no recollection’ of wreck

The death toll rose to eight Thursday, while a lawyer for the train's engineer said his client has no recollection of the crash.

Mexico: 44 migrants held captive, were told they were in US

Police in the Mexican border city of Nogales said the 44 migrants were rescued from two houses after being held captive for 15 to 20 days.

Baltimore artist turns a Liberian school into a masterpiece

The building was damaged during the Ebola outbreak. How do you welcome kids back? That's the challenge that faced a team of street artists.

Drone-like device puts White House on lockdown

A person flying a small drone-like device too close to the White House was taken into custody. It's another in a line of security instances around the White House.

Reducing dog bites starts with how kids approach pooches

Last year, 5,767 postal carriers were bitten by dogs, up from 5,581 in 2013, and the most attacks happened in warm and sunny Los Angeles, Houston and San Diego.

Migrants adrift in Andaman Sea after Thailand turns them away

Malaysia and Indonesia have also turned away the Rohingya, who have fled persecution in Myanmar. The migrants also include Bangladeshis who are escaping poverty in their country.

Amtrak wreck: Train was traveling at 106 mph, says NTSB (updated)

Train 188, a Northeast Regional, was en route from Washington to New York with 238 passengers and five crew members when it derailed shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

30 years later, a Philly neighborhood reflects on the MOVE bombing

Long-time Philly resident Gerald Renfrow wants you to know that there's more to his block than what happened on May 13, 1985.

Spy agency: North Korea executes its defense chief with anti-aircraft guns

Officials from South Korea's intelligence agency say North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's latest high-level purge took place in front of hundreds of onlookers at a shooting range.

Nepal quake: Death toll rises; US chopper still missing

Emergency officials in Nepal say at least 76 people have died in Tuesday's earthquake, which hit as the small country is still coping with a prior quake that killed more than 8,000.

Harriet Tubman wins unofficial contest to be on $20 bill

The Women on 20s campaign is petitioning President Obama to put the face of Harriet Tubman, the escaped slave who led others to freedom, on the $20 bill. She edged Eleanor Roosevelt in a close vote.

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

The treaty makes clear that the Holy See has switched its diplomatic recognition from the Palestine Liberation Organization to the state of Palestine.

Strong quake shakes northeast Japan, no tsunami risk

The Japan Meteorological Agency put the quake's preliminary magnitude at 6.6, the U.S. Geological Service measured it at 6.8.