By DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press
December 6, 2013 9:02 p.m.
LONDON — Hundreds of people in Britain mopped up flooded homes on Friday after a powerful storm, which scoured northern Europe with hurricane-force gusts, kicked up the biggest tidal surge in 60 years, swamping stretches of shoreline.
By DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press
December 6, 2013 2:56 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.
By Jim Snyder, Bloomberg News
December 6, 2013 12:08 p.m.
WASHINGTON - Supporters and foes of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline are bracing for the release of an environmental analysis from the U.S. government that could determine the $5.4 billion project's fate.
By SARAH DiLORENZO, Associated Press
December 6, 2013 11:57 a.m.
Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division.But his message of perseverance, respect and forgiveness didn't just heal South Africa. He also inspired people in countries far and wide in their fights against authoritarian rule.
By Reid Wilson, The Washington Post
December 6, 2013 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The next time you go through airport security, check those gray or white bins where you unload your pockets. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration collected $531,395.22 in change left behind at checkpoints.
By ESAM MOHAMED and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 7:50 p.m.
TRIPOLI, Libya — An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
By AHMED AL-HAJ and HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:16 a.m.
ADEN, Yemen — A suicide car bomber struck Yemen's Defense Ministry Thursday, killing 18 soldiers and paving the way for a carload of gunmen wearing army uniforms to storm the heavily guarded compound in the capital of Sanaa, military and hospital officials said.
By KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:12 a.m.
BANGUI, Central African Republic — Witnesses and aid workers say at least 98 people are dead in the capital of the Central African Republic after a day of clashes between the Muslim armed fighters who rule the country and a Christian militia who opposes them.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:10 a.m.
BEIJING — Casting a spotlight on China's controls on the media, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing Thursday after publicly criticizing how they're treated by China's government.