Protesters meet new education secretary as she visits school

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' attempt to mend fences with teachers and parents across the country got off to a rocky start, when she was confronted by angry protesters during her first visit to a public school.

  • Written by By MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press

22 train cars plunge into river in California derailment

ELK GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A California fire department says a freight train that derailed in suburban Sacramento has sent 22 rail cars into the mucky and swollen Cosumnes River.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

6 killed as strong quake strikes southern Philippines

SURIGAO, Philippines (AP) — A powerful nighttime earthquake in the southern Philippines killed at least six people and injured more than 120, with officials combing through cracked buildings and nearby towns Saturday to check on the damage and other possible casualties.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Germany to elect new president; Steinmeier the favorite

BERLIN (AP) — A German parliamentary assembly will elect the country's new president on Sunday, with a respected former foreign minister who last year called Donald Trump one of the world's "hate preachers" the overwhelming favorite to win.

  • Written by By GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press