AP-GfK Poll: GOP voters prefer combative tactics over budget

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as Congress nears votes on a bipartisan deal that could yield two years of budget peace, an Associated Press-GfK poll has found that Republicans back home prefer a far more confrontational approach with President Barack Obama.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

Tsunami-vulnerable towns grapple with how to save lives

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Bracing for a tsunami like the one that devastated Japanese communities during a 2011 mega-earthquake, coastal communities from British Columbia to California have been grappling with how to protect people from a similar catastrophe.

  • Written by TERRENCE PETTY, Associated Press

IS militants tie captives to Palmyra columns, blow them up

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group killed three of its captives in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra by tying them to Roman-era columns at the site, then blowing the structures up with explosives, activists said Tuesday.