Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the country’s next generationRead More

PETA asks LSU to stop using captive tigers as mascots

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two animal rights groups are asking that Louisiana State University stop using captive tigers as mascots a day after LSURead More

The Avengers heed call to visit teen battling cancer

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Each night, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox sleeps under a portrait of himself dressed as Captain America — the pinnacle of humanRead More

Russian banker in spy case could spend 2½ years in US prison

NEW YORK (AP) — A Russian banker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a Cold War-style spy ring could be spending 2½ years in aRead More

Sports Authority is having a going out of business sale

NEW YORK (AP) — Sports Authority, which filed for bankruptcy protection three months ago, is shuttering all 460 of its stores and is now holdingRead More

Azerbaijan court orders release of investigative journalist

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — Azerbaijan’s highest court has ordered the release of an investigative journalist on probation in a case widely criticized by human rightsRead More

In Iraq battle, IS prevents Fallujah residents from fleeing

BAGHDAD (AP) — A local Iraqi official and an aid group say the Islamic State group is preventing people from fleeing Fallujah amid a militaryRead More

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour’s death

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban has confirmed that its former leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last weekRead More

Obama to wrap up trip to Vietnam by talking to young leaders

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama is completing a three-day trip to Vietnam with a town hall Wednesday involving about 800Read More

Woman, child dead after Amtrak train hits SUV in California

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — A mother and her child died Tuesday after an Amtrak train crashed into their SUV in the San Francisco BayRead More