NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan’s military said late Sunday it had rescued “most” of the remaining hostages held by al-Qaida-linked militants in an upscale Nairobi mall after launching a major operation to end a two-day standoff that had already killed 68 people.
The Emmys lived up to its reputation as the least predictable entertainment awards show.
BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives triumphed in Germany’s election Sunday, and could even win the first single-party majority in more than 50 years. While Merkel was headed for a third term, her centre-right coalition partners risked ejection from parliament for the first time in post-World War II history.
BEMUS POINT, N.Y. — Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — Engineers declared success on Tuesday as the Costa Concordia cruise ship was pulled completely upright during an unprecedented, 19-hour operation to wrench it from its side where it capsized last year off Tuscany.
HONOLULU — Hawaii U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz says more than just a pipe failed when 1,400 tons of molasses spilled into Honolulu Harbor last week, killing thousands of fish.
Schatz says it’s clear lawmakers have to look at how the system run by shipping company Matson Navigation Co. is regulated by federal and state officials.
LUCKNOW, India — In a country where many girls are still discouraged from going to school, Sushma Verma is having anything but a typical childhood.
GIGLIO ISLAND, Italy — Engineers on Monday succeeded in wresting the hull of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia from the Italian reef where it has been stuck since it capsized in January 2012, leaving them cautiously optimistic they can rotate the luxury liner upright and eventually tow it away.
U.N. inspectors said Monday there is “clear and convincing evidence” that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people.
WASHINGTON — Motorists coming off the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge into Washington are treated to a postcard-perfect view of the U.S. Capitol. The bridge itself, however, is about as ugly as it gets: The steel underpinnings have thinned since the structure was built in 1950, and the span is pocked with rust and crumbling concrete.