UN envoy announces cease-fire in Yemen on April 10

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a cease-fire at midnight on April 10 ahead of a new round of peace talks starting April 18 in Kuwait, the U.N. envoy to Yemen announced Wednesday. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed made the announcement following extensive...

In Buenos Aires, Obama hopes to rebuild trust

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday acknowledged that U.S. relations with Latin America’s dictatorships in the 1970s damaged its image in the region, but said he hoped the release of long-classified documents about Argentina’s...

Homeland Security: No ‘specific, credible’ threat to U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says there is no “specific, credible intelligence” of any plots against the United States like those carried out in Brussels. As a precaution, the Homeland Security Department is stepping up security at major...

Islamic State claims it set off deadly bombings in Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — Bombs exploded Tuesday at the Brussels airport and in the city’s subway, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the...

Former Toronto mayor Rob Ford dies after fighting cancer

TORONTO (AP) — Rob Ford, the pugnacious, populist former mayor of Toronto whose career crashed in a drug-driven, obscenity-laced debacle, died Tuesday after fighting cancer, his family said. He was 46. Ford rode into office on a backlash against urban elites. He cast an image...

Russian court finds Ukrainian pilot guilty of complicity to murder

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Tuesday sentenced a Ukrainian pilot to 22 years in prison after convicting her for complicity to murder in the 2014 deaths of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine, opening a door to a possible prisoner swap between the two countries. The...

Fear of bloody attacks becomes part of life in Europe

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Paris, Copenhagen, Brussels. In just over a year three European capitals have been ravaged by bombs and gunfire. After each attack life slowly returns to normal. But it’s a new normal for Europe, where terror alerts are always on high and where people in...

Library book overdue nearly 50 years returned to University of Dayton

DAYTON (AP) — A library book overdue by nearly 50 years has been returned to the University of Dayton’s library. The university says a former student who borrowed the “History of the Crusades” in 1967 has sent it back with an apology for the late return. The...

Explosions rock Brussels airport, subway; 26 reported dead

BRUSSELS (AP) — Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 26 people were reported dead and dozens of others...

Obama in Cuba: Historic Castro summit a key test for detente

HAVANA (AP) — Brushing past profound differences, President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will sit down Monday at Havana’s Palace of the Revolution for a historic meeting, offering critical clues about whether the sharp U.S. U-turn in policy will be fully...