Man sets off pipe bomb strapped to his body in NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) — A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding three others and sending New York commuters fleeing in terror through the smoky passageway.


  • Written by COLLEEN LONG , Associated Press

US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science


STOCKHOLM (AP) — An American scientist who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet, saying that U.S. scientists are facing funding cutbacks that will hurt research.


  • Written by By DAVID KEYTON and JIM HEINTZ , Associated Press

Firefighters protect seaside California towns as blaze rages


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters kept a wall of flames from descending mountains into coastal neighborhoods after a huge and destructive Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history.


  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER WEBER , Associated Press