- Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad Updated: Sep-02-15 6:07 am
BAGHDAD - Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said.
- Africa's Deadwood: The gold rush is on in Uganda Updated: Sep-02-15 5:58 am
MUBENDE, Uganda - Â Â Â The hunt for gold takes the men 100 meters (yards) underground, past contraptions of wood and rope rigged to function like pulleys, past hard rock that they attack day and night with demolition hammers.Â When they emerge at the end of a shift, the miners carry stone samples that will be examined for the dark veins that suggest presence of gold.Â
- Eurostar passengers stranded after migrant action in Calais Updated: Sep-02-15 5:10 am
PARIS - Hundreds of Eurostar train passengers trying to travel under the English Channel were stranded in France after migrants climbed on tracks overnight in the port city of Calais, officials said.
- Kansas Crossing casino halts construction Updated: Sep-02-15 5:06 am
PITTSBURG, Kansas - Construction has ceased on the state-owned casino project in southeast Kansas.
- Migrants defiant as Hungary blocks train links for 2nd day Updated: Sep-02-15 4:55 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hundreds of migrants chanted defiant slogans outside Budapest's main international railway station Wednesday as Hungarian police blocked them for a second day from seeking asylum in Germany and other European Union countries to the west.
- Novartis, Amgen partner on Alzheimer's, migraine treatment Updated: Sep-02-15 4:46 am
GENEVA - Swiss drug maker Novartis says it will cooperate with California-based biotech giant Amgen to develop and sell neuroscience treatments for illnesses and ailments like Alzheimer's disease and migraine headaches.
- Toy maker Lego sees strong growth, profit in all regions Updated: Sep-02-15 4:37 am
HELSINKI - Lego says its popular multi-colored toy blocks were in strong demand in the first half of the year, resulting in good growth in profits and revenue and an upbeat outlook for the full year.
- Is N. Korean airline world's worst? It may be the quirkiest Updated: Sep-02-15 4:26 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea - If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.
- NRC board agrees to hold hearing on decommissioning fund Updated: Sep-02-15 4:06 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A licensing board connected to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has agreed with Vermont that a hearing is needed over the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's use of money from its decommissioning fund for management of radioactive waste at the plant site.
- Obama visit puts spotlight on rough plight in rural Alaska Updated: Sep-02-15 3:22 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - It's a good bet that President Barack Obama will never use a honey bucket.
- India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter Updated: Sep-02-15 3:16 am
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four.
- Coalition threatens lawsuit over Albany oil train traffic Updated: Sep-02-15 3:08 am
ALBANY, New York - A coalition of residents, environmental groups and Albany County has filed a notice that it intends to sue a fuel transportation company over expanded oil train traffic at the Port of Albany.
- Officials search for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death Updated: Sep-02-15 2:49 am
FOX LAKE, Illinois - As a small northern Illinois community mourned a popular veteran police officer who was fatally shot while on duty, authorities scoured the area overnight in search of three men wanted in his slaying.
- Head of major unmanned aircraft systems company to tour ND Updated: Sep-02-15 2:39 am
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - The head of a major unmanned aircraft systems company is making his second trip to North Dakota to tour area colleges and other facilities associated with drone development.
- A bold move to save a man's hand: Tucking it into his tummy Updated: Sep-02-15 2:35 am
Casey Reyes struggled for a way to explain the "sci-fi" surgery doctors were proposing to save her 87-year-old grandfather's badly burned hand.
- US court dates set in dispute over Va. uranium mining ban Updated: Sep-02-15 2:22 am
DANVILLE, Virginia - A November court date has been set in a mining company's bid to tap a huge deposit of uranium in Southside Virginia.
- US regulatory agency seeks to expand mining safety feature Updated: Sep-02-15 2:22 am
ARLINGTON, West Virginia - Federal mine regulators are moving to expand a safety feature in coal operations aimed at preventing crushing of miners.
- Extension educator: cattle feed an option for damaged wheat Updated: Sep-02-15 2:17 am
BROOKINGS, South Dakota - A South Dakota State Extension educator says feeding damaged wheat to cattle can be a way to salvage a crop.
- Soyuz carrying 3-man crew blasts off for orbiting station Updated: Sep-02-15 1:34 am
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan - A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian, a Dane and a Kazakh blasted off on Wednesday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station.
- Ex-bank executive sentenced to 8 years in prison for fraud Updated: Sep-02-15 1:19 am
OAKLAND, California - A former executive of a San Francisco-based bank that received federal bailout money and was convicted of fraud has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.
- Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time' Updated: Sep-02-15 12:34 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days.
- 'Concussion' director says no compromises were made for NFL Updated: Sep-01-15 11:17 pm
NEW YORK - A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film "Concussion" is already sparking controversy.
- Thousands without power as Phoenix recovers from big storm Updated: Sep-01-15 11:01 pm
PHOENIX - Thousands of Phoenix-area residents and businesses, including a food bank, remained without power a day after a monsoon storm knocked down trees, damaged buildings and toppled a tractor-trailer on a freeway.
- China chemical factory blast toll rises to 5 Updated: Sep-01-15 9:43 pm
BEIJING - The death toll from an explosion at a chemical factory in eastern China has risen to five and the cause of the blast is still under investigation, state media reported Wednesday.
- Haggen sues Albertsons for $1 billion over grocery deal Updated: Sep-01-15 9:31 pm
BELLINGHAM, Washington - The small grocery-store chain Haggen on Tuesday sued Albertsons for more than $1 billion in damages, alleging the supermarket giant engaged in systematic efforts to eliminate it as a viable competitor in five states.