Bjorn returns to Ryder Cup as a player
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:07:25 -0400
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Thomas Bjorn has been a strong presence for Europe in the Ryder Cup, part of five winning teams. So it was not unusual to see him at Gleneagles dressed in uniform.
NATO's outgoing chief: 'We cut fat, built muscle"
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:07:28 -0400
BRUSSELS (AP) — When Anders Fogh Rasmussen took over at NATO, the alliance was struggling to contain a growing insurgency in Afghanistan, and some predicted it would soon follow its Cold War foe, the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact, into the dustbin of history.
Joint Chiefs chair: 'No safe haven' for militants
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:07:02 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes on the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. Separately, the U.S. launched strikes against a group said to be plotting to attack the U.S. and Western interests.
Suicide bomber targets army in Pakistan, kills 5
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:03:14 -0400
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber blew himself up near a convoy of security forces in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people and wounding 29 others, police said.
Lessons learned 6 months into worst Ebola outbreak
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:02:42 -0400
LONDON (AP) — Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the deadly virus behaves. The first cases were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 — before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far.
Islamic militants parade captured Iraqi soldiers
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:56:11 -0400
BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents in a city west of Baghdad say the Islamic State group has paraded Iraqi troops captured in battle earlier this week in a show of strength in the militant stronghold.
World leaders urged to change course at UN climate summit
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:50:11 -0400
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opens at the United Nations on Tuesday amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.
Algeria hunts for kidnapped Frenchman, Paris says no deals
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:46:58 -0400
By Abdelaziz Boumzar and John Irish AIT OUABANE Algeria/PARIS (Reuters) - Algerian military and police set up checkpoints and sent troops into mountains east of Algiers on Tuesday to look for a Frenchman kidnapped by militants who threatened to execute him over France's intervention in Iraq. The Caliphate Soldiers, a splinter group linked to Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, on Monday published a video claiming responsibility for the abduction and showed a man identifying himself as Herve Gourdel, a tourist from Nice. ...
Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars' orbit
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:46:10 -0400
NEW DELHI (AP) — With homegrown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India was on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try.
Bill Clinton, Blair say West has tough challenge
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:40:26 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair say the West must proceed methodically but firmly against the Islamic State group trying to deepen its footprint in the Mideast.
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