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Phelps eyeing victory at Pan Pacs

Michael Phelps has thrown himself into contention to win the men's 100 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.

Remains of MH17 dead arrive in Malaysia

A plane carrying the first remains of the 43 Malaysians killed in the MH17 disaster returned home on Friday, where they were to be sombrely received on a...

Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

The United States, by rejecting demands for a nine‑digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, upheld a policy choice that some...

Ukraine president pledges to 'talk peace' with Putin

Ukraine's president said he will "talk peace" with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin by demanding the withdrawal of pro‑Kremlin...

Police: Couple wanted two Amish girls for slaves

A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming...

US missionaries beat Ebola as Liberia crisis worsens

Two American missionaries who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Liberia have left hospital after making a full recovery, doctors said on...

Islamic State militants pose imminent threat to US, Hagel says

The militant Islamic State poses an “imminent threat” to the U. S. and may take years to...

Ukraine: Some Russian aid trucks clearing customs

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Some Russian trucks in a massive aid convoy have begun to clear customs at a rebel‑held border crossing in eastern...

Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap: GAO

The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional...