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NASA: Earth Survived Near-Miss From 2012 Solar Storm

NASA: Earth Survived Near-Miss From 2012 Solar Storm

Washington (AFP) - Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern civilization back to the 18th century," ...

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Report: 117 Percent Increase In Children 12 And Younger Crossing Border Alone

Report: 117 Percent Increase In Children 12 And Younger Crossing Border Alone

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times HOUSTON -- Not only have more unaccompanied children illegally crossed the southern border this year -- more than twice last year's tota ...

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Islamic State Fighters Capture Military Base In Syria, Behead Soldiers

Islamic State Fighters Capture Military Base In Syria, Behead Soldiers

By Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times ANTAKYA, Turkey -- Militants with the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State seized control of a military base in northern Syria late Thursda ...

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Thai Junta Chief Defends Constitution; Questions Democracy

Thai Junta Chief Defends Constitution; Questions Democracy

dpa BANGKOK -- Thailand's junta chief, Prayuth Chan-ocha, on Friday defended an interim constitution put in place earlier this week. Critics have been quick to raise concerns abou ...

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Imprisoned Russian Opposition Activist Begins Hunger Strike

Imprisoned Russian Opposition Activist Begins Hunger Strike

dpa MOSCOW -- Prominent Russian opposition activist Sergei Udaltsov has begun a hunger strike to protest his 4 1/2 year prison sentence, a prison spokeswoman said Friday, a day af ...

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Israel Rejects Kerry Gaza Ceasefire Proposal: Israeli TV

Israel Rejects Kerry Gaza Ceasefire Proposal: Israeli TV

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) -- Israel on Friday rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal presented by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli public television reporte ...

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Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year; Philadelphia On Itinerary

Pope Francis To Visit U.S. Next Year; Philadelphia On Itinerary

By Matt Hansen, Los Angeles Times Pope Francis will make his first visit to the United States as pontiff next year, attending a conference in Philadelphia, according to the United ...

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Israel Rejects Kerry Gaza Ceasefire Proposal: Israeli TV

Israel Rejects Kerry Gaza Ceasefire Proposal: Israeli TV

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Israel on Friday rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal presented by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli public television reported ...

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Russia’s Actions In Ukraine ‘Gasoline On The Fire,’ U.S. Diplomat Says

Russia’s Actions In Ukraine ‘Gasoline On The Fire,’ U.S. Diplomat Says

By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine -- The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine had stern words for Russia on Friday, continuing a week in which Washington has toughened its ...

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U.S. ‘Delighted’ By Impending Arrival Of Sudanese Christian Convert

U.S. ‘Delighted’ By Impending Arrival Of Sudanese Christian Convert

Washington (AFP) -- The White House said it was "delighted" over the release by Sudan of a Christian woman sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, and welcomes her arrival "soon" ...

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