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Kerry says peace in reach as hopes for Cyprus deal rise

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus has long had the reputation of a peace mediator's graveyard.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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8 arrested as police tear down protest camp in Minneapolis

 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More than two weeks after protesters built an encampment outside a Minneapolis police station to protest the fatal shooting of a black man by police, officers moved in early Thursday to tear it down and evict the demonstrators.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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'They came prepared.' Couple kills 14 in mass shooting

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday were trying to learn why a couple left behind their infant daughter and carried out a rampage that left 14 people dead and seriously wounded more than a dozen others in one of the nation's worst mass shootings.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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No Child revision easily clears House, heads to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long outdated and widely criticized as unrealistic, the 2002 No Child Left Behind education law is on track for a major revision after the House voted to dramatically limit the federal government's role in education policy but keep the annual testing requirements for the nation's public schoolchildren.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Developing nations shift emissions stance in climate talks

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The once black-and-white world of climate negotiations for poorer countries has evolved into many shades of gray at talks this week in Paris.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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Kerry: We can defeat IS within 'months' of Syrian transition

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Islamic State can be defeated within "months" of a ceasefire between Syria's government and moderate rebels, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday, urging the world to come together behind a peace strategy recently hashed out by the United States, Russia and other countries.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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OPEC likely won't move to boost oil price amid infighting

VIENNA (AP) — Cheap oil that could get even cheaper: That's the challenge OPEC ministers face as they try to cut their losses at a time when supply is outstripping demand.

But their hands appear tied.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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US-led coalition target IS oil facilities in eastern Syria

LONDON (AP) — British Tornado jets struck oil fields in eastern Syria on Thursday that help finance the Islamic State group and Germany prepared to send reconnaissance aircraft to the Middle East as coalition forces stepped up efforts to fight the militants.

Last Updated on Thursday, 03 December 2015

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