US & World

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.

Fort Lee: All clear given after active shooter incident

Officials say the base was put on lockdown and personnel were told to enact active shooter protocols.

As Ferguson Unraveled, The World Found A New Way Of Watching

When protests over the shooting of Michael Brown turned violent in Ferguson, Mo., live-streaming videos showed Americans what they couldn't see on TV.

Mexico's president starts California visit in LA

Nieto and Gov. Jerry Brown are expected to address hundreds of Mexican and Mexican-American leaders at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

On day of funeral, Michael Brown's family calls for day of silence

The shooting death of the 18-year-old sparked violent protests in Ferguson, Mo. Brown's father said all he wants is peace while his son is being laid to rest today.

British Embassy apologizes for humorous tweet about burning the White House

The tweet joked about the burning of the White House 200 years ago by the British. It unleashed many tweets from Americans who didn't think relations were special enough for that kind of ribbing.

Ebola outbreak reportedly spreads to Central Africa

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.

Large earthquake reported in central Peru

The U.S. Geological Survey says a large 7-magnitude earthquake has struck central Peru. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate frees US journalist held since 2012

Peter Theo Curtis, who was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in Oct. 2012, has been quietly handed over to a U.N. representative.

UN warns of 'possible massacre' in northeastern Iraq

The United Nations special representative in Iraq describes the situation in Amerli, besieged by Islamic State militants, as one of "unspeakable suffering."

Kurdish forces say they're waiting for US weapons

In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons promised by the U.S. and others.

Russian convoy leaves Ukraine after reportedly delivering aid

Kiev and Moscow confirm that the convoy, which crossed the border into rebel-held territory on Friday without permission, is exiting Ukrainian territory.