Ringling circus elephants to retire in May


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its elephant acts a year and a half early, and will retire all of its touring elephants in May.

  • Written by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

MIAMI (AP) — Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, officials said Thursday, portraying it as a significant milestone in the long-stalled effort to shutter the offshore detention center.

  • Written by BEN FOX, Associated Press

Islamic State militants claim deadly attack in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The scene had echoes of the Paris attacks: A bustling shopping area shaken by the blasts of suicide bombers and gunfire as onlookers fled in terror.

  • Written by NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press ALI KOTARUMALOS, Associated Press