Syrian state TV is reporting that a bomb blast in Damascus has killed at least 13 people, a day after the country’s prime minister narrowly escaped a car bomb.
“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” National Basketball Association center Jason Collins writes in a Sports Illustrated essay posted Monday, “but since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”
Three popular pesticides will soon be illegal in the European Union, where officials hope the change helps restore populations of honey bees, vital to crop production, to healthy levels. The new ban will be enacted in December.
Several arrests have been made in connection with the collapse of an illegally constructed garment factory in Bangladesh last week that killed at least 380 people outside the capital, Dhaka. Meanwhile, rescuers say they have given up hope of finding anyone else alive.
Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, the passenger jet that was grounded around the world after flaws in its battery compartment were found to pose a fire risk, is back in the skies.
President Obama joined members of the media in making fun of themselves and each other, as Washington’s players in politics and journalism gathered for the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday.
Rescue workers are still hoping to find survivors from the collapse of an eight-story garment factory in Bangladesh that has killed more than 300 people and left hundreds missing.
South Korea has ordered the withdrawal of its workers from a jointly run industrial zone in North Korea, in a further sign of how relations have gone from bad to worse between the two countries in recent weeks.
One year after glamour quarterbacks were the big story, NFL teams mostly opted for big, beefy, bruisers during Round One of the 2013 NFL draft Thursday night.
The redesigned U.S. $100 bill will begin appearing after October with new security features that will make it “easier for the public to authenticate but more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate,” the U.S. Federal Reserve said Wednesday.