'Blood Moon' seen as sign of end times by some Mormons Video

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A rare confluence of a lunar eclipse and a supermoon set to happen this weekend has prompted such widespread fear of an impending apocalypse that the Mormon Church was compelled to issue a statement cautioning the faithful to not get caught up in speculation about a major calamity. Sunday night's "blood moon"…

Strong evidence Mars has streams of salt water in summertime

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Mars appears to have flowing streams of salty water, at least in the summer, scientists reported Monday in a finding that could have major implications for the possibility of life on the red planet. Scientists in 2008 confirmed the existence of frozen water on Mars. But the latest observations from an instrument aboard

Media on the Black Market in Cuba Video

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Pope likely to shift to pastoral message on 1st day in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) - Pope Francis opens his first full day in Cuba on Sunday with what normally would be the culminating highlight of a papal visit: Mass before hundreds of thousands of people in Havana's evocative Revolution Plaza. The morning Mass kicks off a busy day for Francis, including a formal meeting with President Raul Castro and a likely

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08 October 2015 [11:02 PM]
Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - International medical charity Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday it has withdrawn from the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after a deadly airstrike destroyed its hospital, killing 19 people. The humanitarian crisis in the city, which…

04 October 2015 [04:11 AM]
Strengthened Hurricane Joaquin closes in on central Bahamas

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Joaquin gained strength as it bore down on the central Bahamas early Thursday, and forecasters said it was likely to grow into a major storm while following a path that would near the U.S. East Coast…

01 October 2015 [06:36 AM]
Death toll from Saudi strike at Yemen wedding rises to 38

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Death toll from two airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen's Shiite rebels that mistakenly struck a wedding party on Monday rose to 38, Yemeni security officials said. The strikes hit the celebration in al-Wahga, a…

29 September 2015 [06:10 AM]
Embattled VW names Porsche leader Mueller its chief executive

Working to recover from a widespread cheating scheme to evade emissions regulations, Volkswagen named the top manager of its Porsche subsidiary to head the German automaker. Volkswagen said Friday that Matthias Mueller, 62, will replace Martin Winterkorn, 68, who resigned…

25 September 2015 [11:25 PM]
Stampede deaths pose challenge for Saudi King

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24 September 2015 [10:03 PM]
Church's conference on families spurring Francis' US trip

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pope Francis’ six-day, three-city tour of the U.S. this week evolved from a pledge he made last fall to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Stops in Washington and New York were added after Francis…

22 September 2015 [05:53 AM]
Tsunami advisory for Hawaii, California after Chile quake

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii and part of California's coast are under tsunami advisories after an 8.3-magnitude earthquake off the coast of north Chile. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center had originally issued a watch for Hawaii, saying a tsunami may have…

17 September 2015 [03:48 AM]
Helicopters pluck residents to safety as rains lash Japan

JOSO, Japan (AP) - Raging floodwaters broke through a berm Thursday and swamped a city near Tokyo, washing away houses, forcing dozens of people to rooftops to await helicopter rescues and leaving one man clinging for his life to a…

10 September 2015 [07:37 AM]
Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people Video

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27 August 2015 [10:07 AM]
Rival Koreas restart talks

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23 August 2015 [05:18 AM]
Thai police clear 2 suspects in Bangkok bombing; 1 more sought

BANGKOK - Thai police said Thursday that two men thought to have aided the prime suspect in the central Bangkok bombing this week were no longer under investigation. The two men were suspected of shielding the suspected bomber while he…

20 August 2015 [10:50 PM]
Haiti to redo legislative elections in 25 constituencies

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Balloting in Haiti’s recent violent, chaotic legislative elections will be rerun in 25 constituencies nationwide, including in the Artibonite Valley where the vote for several seats in the lower Chamber of Deputies has to be redone because…

20 August 2015 [10:49 PM]
Indonesian airliner carrying 54 loses contact over Papua

  JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - An Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people was missing Sunday after it lost contact with ground control while flying in bad weather on a short flight in the country's mountainous easternmost province of Papua, officials said.…

16 August 2015 [05:41 AM]
Havana cardinal delivered letter from Pope Francis to President Obama

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13 August 2015 [11:01 PM]
Video shows Venezuelan police executing alleged gang member

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13 August 2015 [11:01 PM]
UN to vote on chemical weapons measure

The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote Friday on a measure drafted by top U.S. and Russian diplomats that would identify and hold accountable those who use chemical weapons in Syria’s protracted civil war. The draft resolution was…

06 August 2015 [10:36 PM]
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