The Latest: Pope calls for peace amid Nicaragua protests

The Latest on unrest in Nicaragua (all times local): 4:40 a.m. Pope Francis has expressed deep worry over deadly violence in Nicaragua fueled by protests and he’s pressing for a … Click to Continue »

Malaysia: Security beefed up after Palestinian gunned down

Malaysian police said Sunday that an investigation was underway into the gunning down of a Palestinian man a day earlier and gave assurances that security was being beefed up in … Click to Continue »

Police say 14 Maoist rebels killed in raid in western India

Government forces killed at least 14 Maoist rebels during a raid on their hideout Sunday in a forested area in western India, police said. The fighting began after police commandos … Click to Continue »

Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and were searching houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security … Click to Continue »

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 31 in Afghan capital

A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 31 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Public Health … Click to Continue »

Local vote comes as Italy struggles to form government

Voting in one of Italy’s tiniest regions is being watched for any shift in voter sentiment as politicians in Rome struggle to form a national government. Residents of Molise, a … Click to Continue »

Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Islamic State claims bombing in Afghan capital

The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local): 2 p.m. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital that killed more … Click to Continue »

UK calls on social media firms to better protect children

Britain’s health secretary says the government will introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don’t do more to protect children. In a strongly-worded letter to Facebook, Google, … Click to Continue »

Germany’s center-left Social Democrats to elect new leader

Germany’s center-left Social Democrats are electing a new leader to spearhead the party’s recovery from a disastrous election result and guide it through a fractious coalition government with Chancellor Angela … Click to Continue »

Pope ordains 16 priests, tells them always ‘be merciful’

Pope Francis is reminding priests to always be merciful, as he ordained 16 men in a ceremony in St. Peter’s Basilica. In remarks Sunday to the new priests from several … Click to Continue »

China auto show highlights industry’s electric ambitions

The biggest global auto show of the year showcases China’s ambitions to become a leader in electric cars and the industry’s multibillion-dollar scramble to roll out models that appeal to … Click to Continue »

Spray-painted Florida tortoise cleaned up, healing

The spray-painted Florida tortoise who became an Internet sensation this week is back to its normal color. The tortoise was completely covered in red spray paint and the animal’s limbs … Click to Continue »

Family says surgeons left needle in baby’s heart

A family says surgeons at a Florida children’s hospital left a needle in their baby’s heart. A doctor made the discovery about Amara Le’s baby during a follow-up appointment. Le … Click to Continue »

Florida high school football player killed in drug deal

Authorities say a drug deal gone bad is to blame for the death of a Florida high school football player. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officials say Samuel Morrissey met 18-year-old Grover … Click to Continue »

Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the “torturer of Tehran,” who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following 2009 protests, Iranian media reported … Click to Continue »

Domestic sheep program aims to ease problems for bighorns

Wild bighorn sheep and their domestic cousins have an unfortunate relationship. Both can be infected by a bacteria that can trigger pneumonia. But while the pathogen leads to mild sickness … Click to Continue »

Venezuelan crisis plays out in Wellington horse country

In a large house on Sunnyland Lane, deep in Wellington’s exclusive horse country, Alejandro Andrade and his family enjoy a life far from the hardships faced today by people in … Click to Continue »

Why ex-Gators coach took six-figure loss on Florida home

Jim McElwain and his family didn’t have to accept the offer that became a punchline. At first, they didn’t. They rejected a bid well below the $1.8 million they paid … Click to Continue »

Mnuchin expresses optimism trade standoffs can be resolved

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank repeatedly warned at their meetings this week that intensifying trade tensions could jeopardize a healthy global economic expansion. But U.S. Treasury Secretary … Click to Continue »

University of Texas Co-op facing fiscal challenges, changes

In 2006, after the University of Texas won the national championship in football, the University Co-op was riding high off sales from its flagship textbook and merchandise store on Guadalupe … Click to Continue »

Museum of American Railroad in Texas preps for TrainTopia

Andy Wartman dabs maroon paint followed by a mix of pink and gray on the seams that connect the mini rock formations of New Mexico. A bit of dark green … Click to Continue »

This Week: New home sales, Facebook earns, GDP

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: SALES REBOUND? Despite a dearth of homes on the market, sales of new U.S. homes … Click to Continue »

Live music venue in Iowa changes ownership

Some people start businesses to get rich. Some inherit them. And some start them because they’ve got an undying passion for their product. That product for longtime friends and bandmates … Click to Continue »

Nebraska church hopes to continue assisting food pantry

The tiny Iraqi woman pushes a baby stroller filled with food. She makes her way to a long table covered in baked goods, where Marie Rustermier is waiting with a … Click to Continue »

Iowa City schools push for homebuilding vocational classes

Home builders in the area are reaching into their own pockets to pay for area high school students to take a course on building a house. It’s only partially an … Click to Continue »

Al Swift, former Washington state congressman, dies at 82

Al Swift, an eight-term Democratic congressman from Washington state who helped modernize Pacific Northwest energy, has died in Alexandria, Virginia. He was 82. Family members told Seattle Times that Swift … Click to Continue »

Journalist among over 2 dozen killed in Nicaragua unrest

In the grainy, nighttime video, journalist Angel Gahona, clad in jeans and a blue shirt, holds up a cellphone and narrates as he approaches the facade of city hall in … Click to Continue »

Man awarded Congressional Gold Medal for WWII spy work

Curtis Glenn sits motionless in his wheelchair as he recalls his years of military service the U.S. government had long sought to keep secret. He stares past the silver CIA … Click to Continue »

Democrats pick candidate in 5th congressional district

Virginia Democrats in the congressional district that includes Charlottesville and Danville picked a former journalist Saturday to face incumbent GOP Rep. Tom Garrett in the general election. Democrats finished a … Click to Continue »