Fidel Castro turns 87 behind closed doors

HAVANA (AP) — Fidel Castro turned 87 behind closed doors Tuesday, with official tributes reminding Cubans that the clock is ticking on his r…

Clashes kill 18 rebels in central Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say government forces have killed at least 18 rebels in clashes in central Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observato…