Obama: Taliban leader’s death a ‘milestone’ for Afghan peace

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) —President Barack Obama said Monday that the violent death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour by a U.S. airstrike should sendRead More

Obama lifts arms export embargo on Vietnam, removing final vestige of wartime animosity

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seenRead More

Suspect in Massachusetts officer’s slaying dies in shootout

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Massachusetts police officer died after an exchange of gunfire Sunday as authorities closedRead More

Food safety experts urge backyard cooks to take precautions

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Memorial Day weekend marks the start of grilling season for many people, so food safety experts are encouraging backyard cooks toRead More

12-year-old California student ready to start university

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 12-year-old Sacramento student who already has three college degrees and has been accepted to two University of California campuses saysRead More

Verdict expected Monday in Freddie Gray-officer trial

BALTIMORE (AP) — A judge is preparing to hand down his verdict in the case of a Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest andRead More

Obama looks to boost economic, security ties in Asia

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama’s mission in Vietnam and Japan is to build stronger economic and security ties with Asian-Pacific allies anxious aboutRead More

DJ-producer Calvin Harris resting after car accident

NEW YORK (AP) — Popular DJ-producer Calvin Harris is resting after he was involved in a car accident Friday night and sustained minor injuries. HisRead More

Iraq increases Green Zone security after second breach

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces have installed additional blast walls and layers of razor wire around the Green Zone after the compound that housesRead More

Mount Everest

Some 30 climbers sick near Everest summit after 2 die

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepal official says some 30 climbers have gotten frostbite or become sick on Mount Everest, in addition to two whoRead More