Missouri student accused of posting threats against blacks

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The racial tension at the heart of the protests that led two top University of Missouri administrators to resign remained at the Columbia campus with the arrest of a white college student suspected of posting online threats to shoot black students and faculty.

  • Written by SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press

Amid offensive, Iraqi Kurds cut Islamic State supply line


SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Supported by U.S.-led airstrikes, Kurdish Iraqi troops on Thursday seized part of a highway that is used as a vital supply line for the Islamic State group, a key initial step in a major offensive to retake the strategic town of Sinjar from the militants.

  • Written by BRAM JANSSEN, Associated Press SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press

Global push for end to Syria war seen as most serious yet

BEIRUT (AP) — The international community is mounting its most serious effort yet to end the nearly 5-year-old Syrian war, rallying around a second round of talks in Vienna this weekend amid the emergence of a Russian proposal that calls for early elections.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Suu Kyi's party on verge of landslide win in Myanmar polls

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party was on the verge of a formal victory Thursday, as continuing results from Myanmar's historic polls pointed to a landslide win for the pro-democracy crusader and a resounding rejection of military rule.

  • Written by VIJAY JOSHI, Associated Press ESTHER HTUSAN, Associated Press

EU free travel zone in danger as nations fence out migrants

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — European leaders scrambled Thursday to keep their passport-free travel zone from collapsing, after Germany, Sweden and Slovenia acted on their own to tighten borders or erect fences to slow the relentless influx of people marching into Europe.

  • Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press LORNE COOK, Associated Press