Nation/World

X-rays unlock secrets of ancient scrolls buried by volcano

Ancient Scrolls

BERLIN — Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the promise that the world’s oldest...

World

Rockets kill 29 in Ukrainian city as rebels launch offensive

KIEV, Ukraine — Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, two schools, homes and shops Saturday in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, killing at...


World

5 things to know about political crisis in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yemen’s U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and...


World

Cholera threat, hunger stalk Malawians fleeing worst floods

TIDZORA, Malawi — As flood waters submerge much of southern Malawi, villagers fleeing to makeshift displacement camps by boat, foot and helicopter are...


World

City that sparked Venezuela protests braces for more unrest

SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (AP) — The young men move furtively among the would-be shoppers queued outside a supermarket, passing out pamphlets calling for the...


National

Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook...




World

X-rays unlock secrets of ancient scrolls buried by volcano

BERLIN — Scientists have succeeded in reading parts of an ancient scroll that was buried in a volcanic eruption almost 2,000 years ago, holding out the...


World

Islamic State group threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages

CAIRO — The Islamic State group threatened to kill two Japanese hostages Tuesday unless they receive $200 million in 72 hours, directly demanding the ransom...


National

Boy's circumcision goes to court amid protests

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — An estranged Florida couple’s fight over whether to circumcise their son has become a rallying cry for those who denounce the...


National

VIDEO: Minnesota Climber At Mount McKinley Summit


National

Jogger attacked by large bird

SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon jogger thought someone knocked him in the head or he got hit by lightning or may have suffered a stroke when he felt a big blow to the...


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