Voice from the past: Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released

Hirohito's war-end speech released in digital, but Japanese may have trouble with arcane words

Censure, clashes follow West Bank attack

Palestinian youths clashed with Israeli forces while thousands of Israelis flocked to rallies, all of them protesting an arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler — a rare instance of mutual shock in a land attuned to bitter violence.

Biden for president? Associates resume discussions about White House run

After son's death, Biden associates resume discussions about challenging Clinton in 2016

Desmond Tutu in South African hospital to treat infection

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu to stay longer in South African hospital because of infection


From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes

From rents to haircuts, an unfamiliar trend is emerging for US consumers: price increases

Dems still weighing Iran deal, but happy with Obama reaching out to them

Despite past snubs from White House, Obama's outreach to congressional Dems gets high marks

Republicans train for debate, casting a wary eye on Trump

Jeb Bush is spending hours in sessions from Florida to Maine preparing policy answers for Thursday’s first Republican debate — but he is also being mindful to avert any display of disdain for the man he will stand beside, Donald Trump,...

Astronomers gather in Hawaii amid telescope tensions

Astronomers from around world head to Hawaii for conference amid ongoing telescope tensions



World War II fighter pilot: 'Last man standing'

Ernest Treff of Groton fought with the legendary Zemke's Wolf Pack over Germany


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Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after Cecil the lion's killing

Zimbabwe suspends hunting, investigates other lion killing in area where Cecil the lion killed

Plane debris is probably from Flight 370, Australians say

Two senior Australian officials expressed increasing confidence Friday that debris found on a remote French island this week came from the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year with 239 people aboard, though they cautioned that final confirmation...

Ebola vaccine appears to be highly effective, could be 'a game-changer'

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Friday that an Ebola vaccine has shown great promise in halting the spread of the deadly virus during a clinical trial in Guinea.



'Gut-wrenching' decision by Coast Guard: Search for teens suspended

Coast Guard suspends search for boys at sunset after week of frustrating, fruitless efforts

Firefighter killed battling blaze in California forest

South Dakota firefighter dies helping battle wildfire in Northern California forest