Historic Pacific trade deal faces skeptics in U.S. Congress

ATLANTA - Twelve Pacific Rim countries on Monday reached the most ambitious trade pact in a generation, aiming to liberalize commerce in 40 percent of the world's economy in a deal that faces skepticism from U.S. lawmakers. | Video

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Break silence on air-to-air rules of conduct: U.S. to Russia

MORON AIR BASE, Spain - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called on Moscow on Tuesday to urgently respond to proposed rules for air-to-air conduct over Syria, as he condemned Russia's "seriously irresponsible and unprofessional" violation of Turkish air space.

Syria, World, Russia 8:30am EDT

Nobel prize for solving puzzle of ghostly neutrino particles

STOCKHOLM/LONDON - A Japanese and a Canadian scientist won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for discovering that elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos have mass, opening a new window onto the fundamental nature of the universe. | Video

Japan, Science 9:12am EDT

Taliban fighters launch hit-and-run attacks in Afghanistan's Kunduz

KABUL - Taliban fighters on motorbikes have carried out hit-and-run attacks on Afghan forces trying to clear Kunduz city of insurgents, more than a week after the militant movement briefly seized the provincial capital.

World, Afghanistan 9:44am EDT

Eleven dead in historic South Carolina rains and flooding

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Floodwaters from unprecedented rainfall in South Carolina have killed 11 people, closed some 550 roads and bridges and prompted hundreds of rescues of people trapped in homes and cars, officials said on Monday. | Video

Volkswagen says eight million cars in EU affected by cheat software: letter

BERLIN - Volkswagen said 8 million diesel vehicles in the European Union were fitted with software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests, according to a copy of the letter sent to German lawmakers and seen by Reuters.


Explosions hit Aden compounds of Yemen government, Gulf Arab troops

ADEN - Unidentified assailants fired missiles at an Aden hotel housing Yemeni officials and at a Gulf military base in Aden on Tuesday, a government spokesman and residents said, in the biggest attack on the government since it retook the city from Houthi foes in July. | Video