- Syrian official: Amount of damage at Palmyra temple unclear Updated: Aug-31-15 4:40 am
BEIRUT - A Syrian government official in charge of antiquities says the amount of damage done by an explosion near the ancient Temple of Bel in the militant-controlled city of Palmyra remains unclear.
- The Latest: Thai police get $84,000 reward in bombing probe Updated: Aug-31-15 3:43 am
BANGKOK - The latest on the investigation in the Bangkok shrine bombing (all times local):
- Thai police seek 2 new suspects in Bangkok bombing probe Updated: Aug-31-15 3:17 am
BANGKOK - Thai police issued two new arrest warrants and released images Monday of more suspects, a Thai woman and a foreign man of unknown nationality, in the widening investigation into Bangkok's deadly bombing two weeks ago.
- Man to be sentenced in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport Updated: Aug-30-15 10:37 am
WICHITA, Kansas - A Kansas man's odyssey into terrorism culminated when he tried to bring a van filled with inert explosives onto the tarmac at the Wichita airport where he worked, an attack prosecutors say was aimed at causing "maximum carnage" during which Terry L. Loewen would die as a martyr.
- Texan recalls time 70 years ago as POW during WWII Updated: Aug-29-15 1:26 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - A gold-framed black-and-white photo shows a smiling man in an Army Air Forces uniform, his cheeks still chubby with youth.
- EXCHANGE: Joliet park renamed for fallen soldier Updated: Aug-28-15 9:26 am
PLAINFIELD, Illinois - The first time Andrew Meari experienced freedom was going to the Mayfair neighborhood park at the corner of Ruth Fitzgerald and Joe Adler drives.
- Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet Updated: Aug-27-15 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet.
- Official: Syrian opposition figure dies in attack in Turkey Updated: Aug-26-15 11:25 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A Syrian opposition commander has died in a bomb attack in the Turkish city of Antakya, near the border with Syria, an official said Wednesday.
- Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing arrested Updated: Aug-26-15 10:46 am
WASHINGTON - A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday.
- Attorney General: El Salvador uncovers gang explosives plot Updated: Aug-25-15 6:14 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Salvadoran Attorney General Luis Martinez said Tuesday that authorities had captured a group of gang members who were preparing an attack with explosives on him and other government institutions.
- Boston Marathon trial juror addresses death penalty decision Updated: Aug-25-15 8:53 am
BOSTON - A juror in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) says he probably would not have voted for the death penalty had he known that the families of some victims preferred a life sentence.
- Former U of M student detained in Thailand Updated: Aug-25-15 7:13 am
MINNEAPOLIS - A photojournalist who attended the University of Minnesota has been released on bail in Thailand where he was detained for possessing body armor and a helmet.
- Probe of Bangkok bombing recalls bad reputation of police Updated: Aug-25-15 6:01 am
BANGKOK - Investigating a crime with little forensic evidence, no clear motive and no claim of responsibility - like the Bangkok bombing that killed 20 people - would challenge anyone. Yet the Royal Thai Police department is handicapped even in the best of circumstances by a legacy of corruption, brutality and political influence.
- Judge rejects bid to make names of Tsarnaev jurors public Updated: Aug-24-15 5:46 pm
BOSTON - A judge has rejected a motion by The Boston Globe to publicly release the names of jurors in the Boston Marathon bombing trial.
- UN to support initiatives by new Nigerian president Updated: Aug-24-15 2:35 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with President Muhammadu Buhari Monday and promised solidarity in the new Nigerian leader's fight against insecurity, unemployment and corruption.
- Ex-deputy sheriff dies in Afghanistan suicide car bombing Updated: Aug-23-15 2:29 pm
ATLANTA - Local officials say a former deputy sheriff from Georgia was among the victims of a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan.
- Ex-deputy sheriff dies in Afghanistan suicide car bombing Updated: Aug-23-15 1:25 pm
ATLANTA - A northwest Georgia sheriff's department says a former deputy sheriff died in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan.
- Bombing the latest of many challenges for Thailand's junta Updated: Aug-22-15 8:37 pm
BANGKOK - When a military coup last year ended months of political turmoil and violence in Thailand, even some democracy advocates welcomed the junta's promise to restore stability and return "happiness to the people."
- Spirit Lake police chief steps down to take US embassy job Updated: Aug-22-15 1:52 pm
SPIRIT LAKE, Idaho - The police chief in Spirit Lake is stepping down after two years to accept a job as a bomb-sniffing dog handler at a U.S. embassy in Iraq or Afghanistan.
- 18-year-old accused of school attack plot certified as adult Updated: Aug-21-15 7:58 pm
WASECA, Minnesota - A Minnesota 18-year-old accused of planning to kill his family and attack his high school will stand trial as an adult on explosives charges, a judge ruled Friday, citing the seriousness of the allegations.
- Crime Stoppers ups reward for church bombing information Updated: Aug-21-15 11:58 am
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Las Cruces Crime Stoppers is offering $15,000 for information that nets an arrest in the investigation into bombs that exploded outside two churches.
- Massive IS car bomb hits Cairo security building, wounds 29 Updated: Aug-20-15 8:56 am
CAIRO - A massive car bomb claimed by Islamic State militants ripped into a national security building in a residential neighborhood in Cairo early Thursday, wounding at least 29 people and blowing the facades off nearby buildings.
- New tools, new complications in fight to keep cities safe Updated: Aug-20-15 6:13 am
NEW DELHI - For generations, the world's cities have struggled to keep themselves safe.
- Bangkok attack turns Malaysia family's vacation into tragedy Updated: Aug-20-15 12:04 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - This week's deadly bombing in Bangkok left a Malaysian family struggling to come to grips with an attack that claimed at least four members who had been enjoying a Thai vacation.
- Shots fired at police guarding Istanbul palace; officer hurt Updated: Aug-19-15 11:34 am
ISTANBUL - Turkish police arrested two people Wednesday after a hand grenade was hurled and shots were fired at officers guarding Istanbul's Dolmabahce Palace, an Ottoman-era palace that is a major tourist attraction, the Istanbul governor's office said. One police officer was slightly injured, according to the country's state-run news agency.