US & World

Navy promotes its first female four-star admiral

Adm. Michelle Howard says that when she called a Navy office to order the women's four-star shoulder boards, she was told that they didn't exist.

World Cup: US journey ends with 2-1 OT loss to Belgium

Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne scored in extra time Tuesday to give Belgium a 2-1 win over the United States and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Rafael Nadal loses to 19-year-old Kyrgios at Wimbledon

Two-time champion Rafael Nadal lost in the fourth round of Wimbledon to 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios of Australia 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-3 Tuesday.

Older adults are fatter than ever, increasing their risk of illness

A Census Bureau report finds aging boomers are drinking less and voting more, but they're also heavier, which could mean less independence later.

Militant leader calls for Muslims to build state

The leader of the extremist group that has swept over much of northern Syria and Iraq called on Muslims Tuesday to immigrate to the territory his group has seized to help build an Islamic state.

Thousands rally in Hong Kong to call for Democratic vote

Activists are threatening to blockade the city's financial district unless China allows a free and fair vote to elect Hong Kong's leader.

One year not enough time to heal from Yarnell Fire tragedy

On this day year the community of Prescott, Arizona was waking up to the horrific news that 19 of their own had died in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

Japan's Cabinet eases post-WWII limits on military

Previous governments have said the war-renouncing Article 9 of the constitution limited the use of force to defending Japan.

Obama orders 200 more troops to Iraq

The president had previously deployed about 300 military advisers to assist Iraqi security forces and he sent 275 troops to guard the embassy.

Drone access to US skies faces significant hurdles

A government watchdog report says the FAA still hasn't figured out how to ensure safety for civilian use of drones over U.S. skies.

North Korea preparing to try 2 American tourists

North Korea said Monday it is preparing to try two Americans who entered the country as tourists for carrying out what it says were hostile acts against it.

Seattle heads into new frontiers on the minimum wage fight

The new wage rules begin to phase in next April, but that's only if the new law survives several challenges in the courts and at the ballot box. From public station KUOW in Seattle, Deborah Wang has this report.

Bad Tweet: Dutch airline angers Mexico soccer fans

Within minutes of the Netherlands' 2-1 victory over the Tri, KLM let loose on its Twitter feed a picture of an airport departures sign under the heading "Adios Amigos!"

World Cup: Huntelaar's late penalty gives Dutch 2-1 win

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored an injury-time penalty Sunday to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win over Mexico and a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals.

In Paris, training wheels for the littlest riders

Paris streets are often too dangerous for kids to learn to ride, and most parents have no room to store bikes in their apartments. So the city has started renting bikes for smallest Parisiens.

Colombia beats Uruguay 2-0 at World Cup

James Rodriguez scored one of the best goals of the tournament and then added a second to put Colombia into the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time.