8/20/2014 9:01 PM
Main subway line blacked out in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile — A power failure has knocked out the main subway line in Chile’s capital, trapping thousands of riders and throwing Santiago’s evening rush hour into chaos.
8/20/2014 7:15 PM
U.S. mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed
WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, the Obama administration said Wednesday.
8/20/2014 5:06 PM
U.S. official: More airstrikes in Iraq
WASHINGTON — American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq today, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.
8/20/2014 1:11 PM
Obama: U.S. won't stop confronting ISIS
EDGARTOWN, Mass. — The United States stood firm today in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. The U.S. military continued its airstrikes against the group as President Barack Obama denounced the group as a “cancer” threatening the
8/20/2014 1:57 PM
Dutch museum to hold Crimean gold
AMSTERDAM — A Dutch historical museum that borrowed some of Crimea’s most valuable historical treasures says it plans to hold onto them for the time being, due to fear of being sued if it returns them to Ukraine or Russia.
8/20/2014 6:54 AM
Fighting near Donetsk kills 43 in 24 hours
DONETSK, Ukraine — Government troops fought to gain control of the rebel-held city of Donetsk and a key highway in eastern Ukraine today in battles that left 34 residents and nine troops dead in just 24 hours, authorities said.
8/20/2014 10:17 AM
Shiites appeal to Iraq army for help
BAGHDAD — Members of a minority Iraqi Shiite community whose town has been besieged by Sunni militants appealed to Iraq’s military and the international community to intervene to end the siege, a lawmaker said today as the U.N. started a massive aid push to help Iraqis uprooted by the extremists.
8/20/2014 9:06 AM
Twitter tries to block images of Foley killing
AMSTERDAM — Twitter and some other social media outlets are trying to block the spread of gruesome images of the beheading of journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants, while a movement to deny his killers publicity is also gaining momentum.
8/20/2014 8:18 AM
36 dead in Hiroshima landslide
TOKYO — Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris today in the outskirts of Hiroshima, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, police said.
8/20/2014 6:56 AM
Israel, Gaza militants trade fire
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes today after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier.