United States



Two teenagers killed in shooting at Florida nightclub

FORT MYERS, Fla. A shooting outside a party at a Florida nightclub that left two male teenagers dead and as many as 18 other people wounded early on Monday was not an act of terror, police in Fort Myers said. | Video

Recent Top News

Diplomatic win for China as ASEAN drops reference to maritime court ruling

VIENTIANE China scored a diplomatic victory on Monday as Southeast Asian nations dropped a U.S.-backed proposal to mention a landmark international court ruling against Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea in a joint statement. | Video

Judge bans Uber background check in NY lawsuit

NEW YORK A federal judge on Monday banned Uber Technologies Inc and its Chief Executive Travis Kalanick from using information obtained in a background check of a plaintiff bringing a price-fixing lawsuit, saying the firm that conducted the investigation engaged in "arguably" criminal conduct.

U.S., Tech 11:43am EDT

Cold War ghosts haunt Latvia amid renewed NATO-Russia tensions

RIGA Hidden in the forests of Aluksne, near Latvia's north-eastern border with Russia, the remains of a former Soviet nuclear missile base are a magnet for tourists now rather than a top-secret site manned by soldiers.

Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected clarion calls for Russia to be banned from next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record, offering athletes a lifeline by ruling that decisions on individual competitors will be left to the international sports federations. | Video

Sports, Russia 11:05am EDT

Ukraine, after war, becomes a trove for black market arms trade

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine/MOSCOW On Feb. 12 last year, the same day that a ceasefire ended the worst of the fighting in eastern Ukraine between rebels and government forces, a former rebel fighter seized a chance to turn his inside knowledge of the conflict into hard cash.

8:59am EDT

Deadly wildfire near Los Angeles spreads to 33,000 acres

A fast-moving wildfire that has killed one person and destroyed more than a dozen homes in the drought-parched canyons northwest of Los Angeles, had scorched more than 33,000 acres of land by early Monday, fire officials said. | Video