World News

The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric test

Sep 22, 2017

A U.S. nuclear and security analyst says his "biggest fear" is that North Korea's recent statements signal the country might conduct an atmospheric test of a nuclear weapon atop a missile

General News

The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric test

Sep 22, 2017

A U.S. nuclear and security analyst says his "biggest fear" is that North Korea's recent statements signal the country might conduct an atmospheric test of a nuclear weapon atop a missile

Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threat

Sep 22, 2017

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats, a possible indication of more weapons tests to come

Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee camps

Sep 22, 2017

New satellite images show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar

Elections

Former Australian prime minister says he was head-butted

Sep 22, 2017

Australia's prime minister urged restraint in the same-sex marriage debate after predecessor Tony Abbott said he was head-butted by a gay-rights advocate and sustained a swollen lip

Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election 'integrity'

Sep 21, 2017

Facebook says it will release the Russia-backed, potentially illegal election ads that ran on its platform to congressional investigators

The Latest: Warner eyes social-media political-ad regulation

Sep 21, 2017

The Latest: Warner eyes regulation of political ads on social media

Economy

Asian shares fall on North Korea concerns, China rate cut

Sep 22, 2017

Most Asian stock markets fall as investors turn cautious following new US sanctions targeting North Korea, China credit rating downgrade

Canadian retailers see potential NAFTA change as threat

Sep 22, 2017

Canadian retailers fear their survival is at stake if a change to the North American Free Trade Agreement that is being pushed by Washington leads to online U.S. retailers being able to sell their goods into Canada free of tax and duty

China criticizes S&P credit rating cut as 'wrong decision'

Sep 22, 2017

The Chinese finance ministry has criticized the cut in the Standard & Poor's rating agency's credit rating on the country's borrowing as a 'wrong decision' and said it ignores China's financial strength

Industries

Canadian retailers see potential NAFTA change as threat

Sep 22, 2017

Canadian retailers fear their survival is at stake if a change to the North American Free Trade Agreement that is being pushed by Washington leads to online U.S. retailers being able to sell their goods into Canada free of tax and duty

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

Sep 22, 2017

Millions in Puerto Rico face the dispiriting prospect of weeks and even months without electricity

US beefs up NKorea sanctions, Kim Jong Un insults Trump,

Sep 22, 2017

President Donald Trump has pivoted away from military threats against North Korea to his administration's strategy of economic pressure, signing an order to enable increased sanctions on the nuclear-armed nation

Environment

Canadian mining company not suspending investments in Greece

Sep 21, 2017

A Canadian mining company that is one of Greece's largest foreign investors says it will not suspend operations in the country as it had threatened to do earlier this month

Greece to step up tanker checks after pollution from sinking

Sep 21, 2017

Greece's government is promising urgent inspections on small coastal tankers, 11 days after an oil spill from a shipwreck left beaches on Athens' coastline polluted and off bounds to swimmers

California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

Sep 20, 2017

California sued the Trump administration to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws.

Cultures

Words With Friends adds 50,000 pop culture words

Sep 19, 2017

The Scrabble-esque mobile game Words With Friends is adding thousands of pop culture words, like BFF, delish and FOMO

In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away

Sep 15, 2017

In Namibia, 1533 Portuguese shipwreck's relics hidden away as archaeologists worry about decay

Norwegians find well-preserved Viking-era sword

Sep 14, 2017

A Norwegian archaeologist says a well-preserved, if rusty, iron sword dating to the Viking era has been found in southern Norway

Engineering

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Sep 20, 2017

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab have tested new bridge designs with innovative connectors to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction following major quake damage

The Latest: Trauma center space for expected new patients

Aug 29, 2017

Trauma center space for expected new patients

The Latest: Water releases begin on Houston-area reservoirs

Aug 28, 2017

An Army Corps of Engineers spokesman says crews have started releasing water from two flood-control reservoirs in the Houston area ahead of schedule.

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