Alabama to be hub of scientific study of Southern tornadoes

ATLANTA (AP) — About 40 scientists from around the nation are expected to participate in "VORTEX Southeast," an upcoming study of the unique characteristics of tornadoes that develop in the South, weather researchers say.

  • Written by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

Europe's crisis worsens: Migrants face razor wire, tear gas

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Pressed against coils of razor wire and shouting "Help us!," refugees stranded at Greece's northern border were pushed back Monday by Macedonian police using tear gas and stun grenades, as the European Union scrambled to ease the escalating number of stranded migrants in Greece.

  • Written by COSTAS KANTOURIS, Associated Press

Vets of '05 Senate truce don't see accord over court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — With ideological control of the Supreme Court at stake and senators trading insults, lawmakers who helped the Senate avert a meltdown over judges a decade ago say today's political climate is too toxic for a bipartisan pact to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

UN chief: Syria cease-fire holds despite growing breaches

BEIRUT (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that a shaky cease-fire in Syria is holding "by and large" on its third day despite sporadic fighting and growing accusations of violations.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press