Q&A: A look at the science on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea

HONOLULU (AP) — Atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea, where some Native Hawaiians have been peacefully protesting the construction of what would be one of the world’s largest telescopes, astronomers have spent the last 40 years observing our universe and helping make some of...

Viral video sparks concern in Saudi over harassment of women

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a minute-long video uploaded to YouTube last month, two young Saudi women walk along the waterfront promenade in the kingdom’s Red Sea city of Jiddah as a group of young men jeer and follow them until the women become visibly...

Huge migrant camp in Calais takes on air of permanence

CALAIS, France (AP) — The kitchen is a rustic grill under a tarp in a fetid-smelling camp teaming with migrants – but for Zubair Nazari it means survival. The teen, who ended up in this port city after a perilous escape from the Taliban, sticks with a group of fellow...

PM admits Canada may be in recession in election debate

TORONTO (AP) — The leaders of Canada’s four political parties faced off in the first debate Thursday before a federal election in October, with Prime Minister Stephen Harper fending off attacks in the first three way race in Canadian history….

French government: Woman kidnapped in Yemen set free

PARIS (AP) — France said a woman who was kidnapped in Yemen in February has been freed….

Candidate clash: Republicans face off in first 2016 debate

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Republican bid to reclaim the White House begins in earnest Thursday with the first debate of the 2016 campaign, a 10-candidate face-off for leadership of a party grappling with internal divisions and a changing American electorate….

Mystery of Flight 370 evolves with first tangible clue

SYDNEY (AP) — For 17 months, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was, in a sense, nowhere. The lack of any tangible clue to its fate was eerie, unsettling, bizarre – a real-world echo of the TV show “Lost” and the wayward-jetliner mystery at the heart of its...

MH370 wing piece could yield trove of detail on lost flight

PARIS (AP) — From the barnacles crusting its contours to the microscopic twists of metal, the wing fragment from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could provide a trove of information for international investigators. But among the most important details are the very beach where...

Uganda’s top court bans ‘bride price’ refund after divorce

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s Supreme Court has banned the practice of refunding wedding gifts, known here as bride price, when a marriage ends in divorce….

Kerry: US-Russia deal to bring justice for Syria CW attacks

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes an agreement reached with Russia to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria will hold the perpetrators accountable….