Leaders agree to create 'road map' for Ukraine peace process

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed Wednesday on a 'road map' aimed at reviving the stalled peace process in eastern Ukraine, though details of the plan still need to be worked out by the countries' foreign ministers over the coming month.

  • Written by GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Santa Ana winds bring Southern California heat, fire danger

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Ana winds gusted out of the mountains of Southern California on Wednesday, driving up temperatures and fanning several small brush fires that erupted in the drought-stricken region.

  • Written by JOHN ANTCZAK, Associated Press

Robotic scan for horses could hold promise for human health

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — Veterinarians hope an innovative type of CT scan can advance medical care for horses and possibly be adapted for humans, eliminating the need for people to lie still inside a tube.

  • Written by KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press

As territory shrinks, IS group looks for new money sources

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Islamic State group sees its territory shrink to half its original size and its dreams of a caliphate evaporate, the extremist fighters are losing access to the sources of revenue that once gave them their power, prompting them to turn to extortion, kidnapping or foreign donations like their predecessors, the militant group al-Qaida.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press