Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished businss in Syria.
Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.
CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina
BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it was a brief homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate.
Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention
PHOENIX (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump.
Iraq: Car bombings kill at least 23 people in southern city
BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants on Sunday unleashed dual car bomb attacks in southern Iraq, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens, officials said, at a time when the country's government is struggling with mounting public unrest in the capital over delays in promised reform plans.
Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.
In London's mayoral race, candidate rejects 'extremism' barb
LONDON (AP) — One is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city's next mayor.
Peace activist, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan dies at 94
NEW YORK (AP) — His defiant protests helped shape Americans' opposition to the Vietnam War. And they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.
Orthodox Christians across the world celebrate Easter
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Across the world, Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago.
Thousands march in Moscow's Red Square for May Day rally
Trade unions and other groups are staging rallies around the world to mark International Workers Day. A look at some May Day events: