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American Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie

April 27, 2015

SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil (AP) — It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken,... more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Aid arriving as deaths top 4,000

April 27, 2015

9 p.m. (1515 GMT, 11:15 a.m. more »»

Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'

April 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history,"... more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Death toll tops 4,000

April 27, 2015

8:30 p.m. (1445 GMT, 10:45 a.m. EDT)

The death toll from Saturday's earthquake has risen above 4,000 people. more »»

Study blames global warming for 75 percent of very hot days

April 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate. more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Stronger quake may be yet to come

April 27, 2015

8 p.m. (1415 GMT, 10:15 a.m. EDT)

Traffic jams happen all the time on the narrow, two-lane road heading north from Nepal's capital of Kathmandu into the Gorkha distric. more »»

Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal

April 27, 2015

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and... more »»

Dissident to face UK charges of possessing indecent images

April 27, 2015

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have summoned a former Soviet-era dissident to appear in court on charges of possessing and making indecent images of children. more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: Aid worker in epicenter district

April 27, 2015

7:15 p.m. (1330 GMT, 9:30 a.m.)

World Vision aid worker Matt Darvas reached Nepal's Gorkha district, the epicenter of Saturday's powerful quake, early Monday afternoo. more »»

Image of Asia: Rescuing climbers at higher camps on Everest

April 27, 2015

In this photo provided to The Associated Press by Azim Afif, a helicopter prepares to leave base camp at Mount Everest to rescue people from the smaller camps 1 and 2 higher up the world's highes... more »»

Poll: Most Greeks dissatisfied with government performance

April 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A small majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government's performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if the current tortuous bailout... more »»

Army rescuer decorated after Greece shipwreck

April 27, 2015

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Defense Ministry has honored an army sergeant shown in photographs and video footage around the world rescuing an Eritrean asylum seeker following a deadly shipwrec... more »»

The Latest on Nepal Quake: At busy airport, planes turn away

April 27, 2015

6:15 p.m. (1230 GMT)

Chaos has reigned at Kathmandu's small airport since the earthquake, with the onslaught of relief flights causing major backups on the tarmac. more »»

The Latest on Nepal quake: China bans north Everest climbs

April 27, 2015

5:45 p.m. (1200 GMT)

All mountaineering on the Chinese side of Mount Everest was cancelled after Saturday's earthquake. more »»

The Latest on Nepal quake: Medical teams dispatched to help

April 27, 2015

4:45 p.m. (1100 GMT)

Doctors Without Borders is sending eight teams to provide medical aid and other relief in Nepa. more »»

Syrian insurgents capture military base in northwest

April 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic insurgents overran a military base at a former factory in northwestern Syria on Monday, carting off tanks and other weapons in the latest blow to President Bashar Assad's... more »»

Firebrand, survivor face off in UK's wildest election race

April 27, 2015

BRADFORD, England (AP) — Naz Shah is running for Parliament, but she is hardly a typical British politician. more »»

Deaths rise, aid flown in after Nepal quake: Things to Know

April 27, 2015

The death toll climbed above 3,700 on Monday, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and surrounding regions. more »»

Rescuers struggle to reach remote Nepal areas as toll rises

April 27, 2015

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal's earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that... more »»

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