BILLINGS, Mont. -- U.S. transportation officials on Wednesday offered $10 million in grants for states to upgrade highway-rail crossings and tracks in response to a recent surge in flammable fuel shipments.
WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee will hold Congress' first hearing on the Planned Parenthood videos next Wednesday. And the title they're using leaves little doubt about where majority Republicans stand on the issue.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama secured a landmark foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats amassed enough votes to ensure the Iran nuclear deal survives in Congress, despite ferocious opposition from Republicans and the government of Israel.
FOX LAKE, Ill. -- Law enforcement officials broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a popular veteran police officer in a small northern Illinois community after a methodical house-to-house search turned up nothing.
BEIRUT -- Islamic State militants in Syria committed an "intolerable crime against civilization" by destroying the Temple of Bel, one of the ancient world's most iconic monuments, the head of the U.N. cultural agency said Tuesday.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- As he nears his first anniversary in office, Afghanistan's president faces daunting challenges on every front, from a deteriorating economy and political infighting to a wave of bomb attacks that continue to terrorize the country's capital.
WARSAW -- Poland is set to send military explosives experts to inspect the area of a possible buried German Nazi train that local legend says is laden with gold and other loot -- and, potentially, booby traps.
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Al-Shabab overran an African Union base in southern Somalia early Tuesday, a Somali military official said, in the latest display of the Islamic extremists' capacity to hit back amid a prolonged offensive against them.
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU's passport-free travel zone and could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers.
BEIRUT — Lebanese security forces and protesters engaged in a drawn-out standoff outside a ministry that was briefly taken over by activists Tuesday, reflecting both reluctance by authorities to decisively crack down and a lack of focus by protesters — who are determined but lacking a clear path to success.
WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of -- and occasionally frustrated by -- the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other correspondence.
WASHINGTON -- Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory in spite of furious opposition.
ATLANTA -- A man shot by police officers who went to the wrong Atlanta house ran bleeding outside where a neighbor heard him asking, "Why did they come in my house? Why did they shoot me? Why did they shoot my dog?"