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Migrants shut Eurostar trains to UK; dead wash up on Turkish beach

CALAIS, France/BUDAPEST - Hundreds of migrants poured overnight onto the high-speed railway linking Paris with London near the French port of Calais, stranding passengers in darkness aboard Eurostar trains. | Video

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China to put on huge show of force for World War Two anniversary

BEIJING - China will put on its biggest display of military might on Thursday in a parade to commemorate victory over Japan in World War Two, an event shunned by Western leaders but which underscores Beijing's growing confidence in its armed forces.

World, China, Japan 02 Sep 2015

Baltimore judge orders individual trials for police in Gray case

BALTIMORE - A judge on Wednesday ordered individual trials for six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of a black man from an injury in custody, a case that fed the U.S. debate on police treatment of minorities. | Video

02 Sep 2015

U.S. appeals court asked to halt NSA phone spying program

NEW YORK - A U.S. appeals court appeared reluctant on Wednesday to put an immediate halt to the federal government's collection of millions of Americans' phone records, with the controversial spy program set to expire in November.

02 Sep 2015

Jeb Bush's new stance on Trump: Bring it on

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Republican Jeb Bush’s new campaign ad ridiculing Donald Trump as a “germophobe” and Democrat-in-disguise is just the start of what will be a bigger onslaught, signaling a more aggressive stance by the candidate, Bush advisers said on Wednesday.

02 Sep 2015

Obama's Arctic adventure ends with sinking village, fish spawn

KOTZEBUE, Alaska - President Barack Obama got a taste of the U.S. Arctic on Wednesday, dropping in to two remote fly-in native villages in a journey the White House hopes will show how climate change is affecting Americans. | Video

U.S., Environment 02 Sep 2015
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U.S. police slayings raise pressure on officers at time of tension

- The officers' deaths came within a span of less than a week, but more than 1,000 miles apart: One was fatally shot while filling his police cruiser's gas tank outside Houston, Texas, the other was killed in pursuit of three suspects in rural Illinois.

Five Chinese ships in Bering Sea as Obama visits Alaska

WASHINGTON - Five Chinese Navy ships are sailing in international waters in the Bering Sea off Alaska, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, in an apparent first for China's military that came as U.S. President Barack Obama toured the U.S. state.