JOKKMOKK, Sweden (AP) — On a dirt road passing through sparkling lakes and spruce woods in the wilds of northern Sweden, a woman belonging to Europe’s only indigenous people — the Sami — chants a traditional, high-pitched tune.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tropical Storm Kong-Rey battered Taiwan on Thursday, dumping more than 500 millimeters (19 inches) of rain on the heavily populated west coast and causing widespread flooding.
Kong-Rey skirted the island’s east coast before heading
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A wealthy businesswoman at the center of a corruption scandal has surrendered to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III three days after a large protest in Manila to condemn large-scale graft allegations in a country
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1980s had New Kids on the Block; the ’90s had the Backstreet Boys; and now boy bands are resurgent again with British group-of-the-moment One Direction, currently a chart-topping global pop phenom. While hardly
BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell below $110 a barrel Thursday, easing off a two-year high, after a report showed a rise in U.S. crude inventories.
Benchmark oil for October delivery was down 72 cents to
GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) — Police Chief Mark Kessler expects to be fired for posting incendiary videos in which he ranted obscenely about the Second Amendment and liberals while spraying machine-gun fire with borough-owned weapons.
But Kessler, whose pro-gun
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A Colombian high court has declared constitutional a law the government says is key to its peace process with rebels but which rights activists say could lead to impunity for war crimes.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say a businesswoman in the center of a corruption scandal has surrendered to the Philippine president three days after a large protest in the capital to condemn the large-scale graft allegations.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday that he is ready to start talks with the country’s second-largest rebel movement.
He made the comment at a ceremony a day after the rebel National Liberation Army,
Today is Thursday, Aug. 29, the 241st day of 2013. There are 124 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On August 29, 1943, responding to a clampdown by Nazi occupiers during World War II, Denmark