WASHINGTON (February 1, 2015) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he is open to sending U.S. troops to the Middle East to combat Islamic State fighters, but the potential Republican contender for 2016 presidential nomination isn't calling for them immediately.
CHICAGO (February 1, 2015) — A powerful storm moved from the Plains into the Midwest early Sunday that was expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places before making its way into New England, where many cities are still digging out from a winter walloping from early last week.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (February 1, 2015) — If Boston successfully lands the 2024 Olympic Summer Games, some of its New England neighbors hope all that gold, silver and bronze adds up to green.
DAMASCUS, Syria (February 1, 2015) — A bomb placed on a bus ferrying Lebanese pilgrims around Shiite holy sites in Damascus exploded Sunday, killing at least seven people, according to Syrian activists and Lebanese media.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (February 1, 2015) — A 3-year-old boy found a handgun in his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents at an Albuquerque motel on Saturday, police said.
NEW YORK (February 1, 2015) -- "American Sniper" has shot down another box-office record: Its $31.9 million is the biggest Super Bowl weekend gross ever.
TOKYO (January 31, 2015) — Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.
BOSTON (January 31, 2015) — North America has an "enormous interest" in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a weekend meeting with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico.
WASHINGTON (January 31, 2015) - President Barack Obama is calling the apparent beheading of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a "heinous murder" and declaring that the United States stands in solidarity with the Japanese people in denouncing a "barbaric act."
WASHINGTON (January 31, 2015) — President Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration.
SANTIAGO, Chile (January 31, 2015) -- President Michelle Bachelet sent legislation to Congress on Saturday proposing to allow some abortions in Chile, a socially conservative South American nation that is among the few countries in the world that ban abortion in all circumstances.
VATICAN CITY (January 31, 2015) -- The Vatican investigated two cases of child pornography possession in the past year, officials said Saturday.
WASHINGTON (January 31, 2015) -- Whose Internet is it anyway?
BEIRUT (January 31, 2015) — Members of the Islamic State group have acknowledged for the first time that they were defeated in the Syrian town of Kobani.
LONDON (January 31, 2015) — The head of Britain's Police Federation says all front-line officers need to be equipped with stun guns because of the rising terror threat.
ROME (January 31, 2015) — Italian lawmakers elected Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, as the nation's new president on the third day of voting Saturday.