By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and BRAM JANSSEN, Associated Press
September 22, 2014 11:41 a.m.
BAGHDAD — A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group, a senior Iraqi commander said Monday.
By DESMOND BUTLER, Associated Press
September 22, 2014 10:35 a.m.
SURUC, Turkey — Some 130,000 Kurdish refugees fleeing Islamic militants have crossed the border from Syria into Turkey in the past four days, Turkey's deputy prime minister said Monday as fighting raged close to Turkey's southern border.
By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times
September 22, 2014 9:38 a.m.
Firefighters battling the massive King fire in Northern California took advantage of favorable weather conditions this past weekend to make some progress against the blaze, with containment increasing to 17 percent overnight Sunday, officials reported.
By ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press
September 21, 2014 9:46 p.m.
ZAGREB, Croatia — The still-evolving military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday.
By JASON STRAZIUSO and RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press
September 21, 2014 9:35 p.m.
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the withdrawal of foreign troops.
By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY and ROBBIE COREY-BOULET, Associated Press
September 21, 2014 9:26 p.m.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Frustrated residents complained of food shortages in some neighborhoods of Sierra Leone's capital on Sunday as the country reached the third and final day of a sweeping, unprecedented lockdown designed to combat the deadly Ebola disease, volunteers said.
By SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press
September 21, 2014 8:21 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases.
By Joseph Tanfani and Louis Sahagun, McClatchy-Tribune
September 21, 2014 8:18 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress insisted Sunday that the Secret Service improve its procedures after an Army veteran, apparently suffering from mental problems, jumped a fence and managed to make it into the White House.
By BETSY BLANEY and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press
September 21, 2014 8:17 p.m.
MIDLAND, Texas — An Iraq war veteran accused of scaling a fence and making it into the White House before the Secret Service stopped him posed no threat to anyone and needs counseling instead of prosecution, members of his family said Sunday.
By VERENA DOBNIK and MICHAEL SISAK, Associated Press
September 21, 2014 7:37 p.m.
NEW YORK — Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action.