Why gold is making a comeback

Gold is having a summer revival. The price of gold touched $1,420 an ounce this week, a three-and-a-half month high, as escalating tensions …

US names temporary envoy to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday tapped a career diplomat to temporarily replace the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Eg…

Syrians bracing for possible US strike

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande says his country can go ahead with plans to strike Syria for allegedly using chemical weapon…

Russian, NORAD forces unite for exercise

OVER ALASKA (AP) — Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received…

Quotations of the day

“The video footage illustrates some of the most sickening human suffering imaginable.” — British Prime Minister David Cameron addressing law…

Gas is edging higher ahead of Labor Day

Gasoline is getting a bit more expensive ahead of the Labor Day weekend. According to the auto club Triple-A, the average price of a gallon …

Oil falls below $109 a barrel

The price of oil fell below $109 a barrel Thursday, easing off its two-year high as momentum for an attack on Syria appeared to slow. Oil “i…

US releases 2 Algerians from Guantanamo

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Two Algerians held at Guantanamo Bay prison for more than a decade have returned to their homeland, where they were …