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Thousands fill NYC streets for climate march

posted: 09/21/2014 1:07 p.m. Discuss

NEW YORK — Demonstrators are making their way through Manhattan's streets as part of a series of global marches over climate change.

Security breach prompts more White House security

posted: 09/21/2014 12:12 p.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — The Secret Service tightened security outside the White House after an embarrassing breach in which a man with a knife scaled a fence, ran across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents stopped him.

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit

posted: 09/21/2014 11:54 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world.

More than 1K people search for missing UVa student

posted: 09/21/2014 11:18 a.m. Discuss

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Nearly 1,000 volunteers, some driven by worry for the safety of their own families, fanned out from the University of Virginia campus Saturday to search for a sophomore who disappeared a week ago.

Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

posted: 09/21/2014 10:36 a.m. Discuss

TIRANA, Albania — Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony.

Arab states lag in media war against extremists

posted: 09/21/2014 10:24 a.m. Discuss

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — As the Islamic State group battles across Syria and Iraq, pushing back larger armies and ruling over entire cities, it is also waging an increasingly sophisticated media campaign that has rallied disenfranchised youth and outpaced the sluggish efforts of Arab governments to stem its appeal.

Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in accident

posted: 09/21/2014 10:13 a.m. Discuss

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night after a car accident near his home, according to police.

Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting

posted: 09/21/2014 10:02 a.m. Discuss

MOSCOW — Tens of thousands of people marched through central Moscow on Sunday to demonstrate against the fighting in Ukraine and Russia's alleged complicity in the conflict.

Wife of UK hostage issues plea to militants

posted: 09/21/2014 9:51 a.m. Discuss

LONDON — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late."

Syria refugee flood to Turkey hits 100,000

posted: 09/21/2014 9:32 a.m. Discuss

KUCUK KENDIRCILER, Turkey — The number of refugees seeking shelter in Turkey from the Islamic State group's advance across northeastern Syria has hit 100,000, Turkey said Sunday as clashes broke out on the border between Turkish security guards and Kurds.

9 days in, no contact with trooper slaying suspect

posted: 09/21/2014 9:15 a.m. Discuss

CANADENSIS, Pa. — Nine days after a gunman opened fire in a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities have had no contact with the suspect they describe as a self-taught survivalist despite an intensive search that shut down the heavily wooded community where he lived with his parents.

New Afghan president, but vote totals kept secret

posted: 09/21/2014 9:08 a.m. Discuss

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops.

Huge Northern California wildfire keeps growing

posted: 09/21/2014 8:50 a.m. Discuss

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. — As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how many structured had already been lost to the huge blaze, authorities said.

49 Turks held by group freed

posted: 09/21/2014 3:46 a.m. Discuss

ISTANBUL -- Forty-nine Turkish hostages who had been held for months in Iraq by Islamic State militants were returned to Turkey on Saturday after what Turkey said was a covert operation led by its intelligence agency.

Practice end-runs insurers, patients

posted: 09/21/2014 3:45 a.m. Discuss

In operating rooms and on hospital wards across the country, physicians and other health providers typically help one another in patient care.

Arkansas' 4 in U.S. House all veterans

posted: 09/21/2014 3:44 a.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, members of Arkansas' U.S. House delegation met to discuss whether the United States should train and equip Syrians fighting against the Islamic State.

Newport looking to track grads in bid to stop 'brain drain'

posted: 09/21/2014 3:40 a.m. Discuss

NEWPORT -- For years, Newport -- along with most other small Arkansas towns -- has seen youngsters leave the area to attend college in bigger towns and then never return.

Afghan candidates said to agree to share power

posted: 09/21/2014 3:13 a.m. Comment 1

KABUL, Afghanistan -- The two candidates for president of Afghanistan have agreed on a power-sharing deal that will give the losing candidate substantial influence in the next government, initialing the U.S.-brokered deal Saturday night and promising to sign it at a formal ceremony today.

ARKANSAS 52, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 14: Striking balance

posted: 09/21/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

Korliss Marshall returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and defensive tackle Darius Philon added a fumble return touchdown minutes later to lead Arkansas to a 52-14 rout of Northern Illinois on Saturday at Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

Gamers' hoaxes sic police on adversaries

posted: 09/21/2014 3:11 a.m. Discuss

DENVER -- The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family.

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