Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) shakes hands with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, prior to an EU summit at the European Council building in Brussels, August 30, 2014.  REUTERS/Yves Logghe/Pool

EU leaders to threaten extra sanctions on Russia

BRUSSELS - European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new economic sanctions over its action in Ukraine but officials said the bloc was not yet ready to order additional penalties.  Full Article 

An Afghan security force takes up position at the site of an attack in Jalalabad city August 30, 2014. REUTERS/Parwiz

Suicide bombers hit Afghan intelligence agency

JALALABAD, Afghanistan - Taliban suicide bombs hit an office of the Afghan intelligence agency in an eastern city, killing six people, and insurgents shot dead another 11 in the west.  Full Article | Video 

A bag filled with toy guns is seen at a school in Ciudad Juarez  October 11, 2011. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Toy weapons can't look real under California bill

The California State Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill that would require certain replica guns to be painted bright colors or made transparent to prevent police from confusing toy guns for real weapons.  Full Article 

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Google tests drones to deliver goods

SAN FRANCISCO - Google is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine.  Video | Full Article 

A cyclist exits the entryway to the Main Quad at Stanford University in Stanford, California, May 9, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

'Yes means yes,' on California campuses

Californian lawmakers passed a law requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses.  Full Article 


Big California waves to last the weekend

Huge surf from Hurricane Marie expected to entertain California beach goers through the Labor Day weekend.  Video 

Russia and Ukraine close to 'point of no return' -EU

The presidents of the European Commission and Ukraine warn Russia against escalating the conflict in eastern Ukraine, saying it is close to reaching the point of no return. Vanessa Johnston reports.