MEXICO CITY — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers through fallen concrete hunting for others who might be trapped.
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WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline to Canada’s tar sands, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up another battle with the White House over energy and the environment.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s government formally declared still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident on Thursday and said all those on board were presumed dead, paving the way for compensation claims but angering victims’ families still waiting for evidence of the plane’s fate.
Investors struggled to figure out a barrage of signals from the Federal Reserve, oil markets and Corporate America Wednesday, and stocks fell sharply for the second straight day.
BEIRUT — The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly by Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, extending the deadline for Jordan’s release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida.
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel — The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation since the sides’ 2006 war.
Govt tells agents to identify immigrants who shouldn’t be arrested, deported
WASHINGTON — Confronting skeptical Republicans, attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch pledged a new start with Congress and independence from President Barack Obama Wednesday, even as she defended the president’s unilateral protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.
DENVER — Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport.
DONETSK, Ukraine — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday they have almost fully encircled government forces in a town that hosts a strategic railway hub, putting them within grasp of a decisive new victory.
WASHINGTON — An estimated 3 million to 6 million households that file 2014 income tax returns might incur penalties this tax season for failing to secure health insurance last year under the Affordable Care Act.
In the wild world of winter weather, location is everything, which New York and Massachusetts learned too well Tuesday.
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
The Obama administration wants to double the amount of federal funding dedicated to combating antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a mounting problem that causes an estimated 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths annually in the United States.
Astronomers have spotted the oldest planetary system ever found, an ancient star and five small, Earth-like planets that are about 11.2 billion years old.