Car bomb hits Yemen's Defense Ministry, killing 18
5 Dec. 20136:47 AM ET
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car Thursday at Yemen's Defense Ministry, killing 18 soldiers and wounding at least 40 in an attack underlining the persistent threat to the stability and security of the impoverished Arab nation, military and hospital officials said.
Fighting in CAR capital; UN to step in
5 Dec. 20139:58 AM ET
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Fighting came to the capital of the Central African Republic on Thursday, leaving dozens of casualties and posing the biggest threat yet to the new government just as the U.N. Security Council is set to vote on deploying an intervention force to prevent a bloodbath.
US economy grows at 3.6 percent rate in 3rd qtr.
5 Dec. 20139:24 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold back growth.
Shrugging off winter's bite in N. Dakota oilfields
5 Dec. 20136:54 AM ET
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the roustabouts, roughnecks and thousands of others working outside in western North Dakota's oil patch.
Western envoys urge Kiev to respect huge protests
5 Dec. 20139:30 AM ET
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Western diplomats urged Ukrainian authorities on Thursday to respect the massive protests gripping the country against the government's decision to freeze ties with the EU and turn to Moscow instead.
Libyan officials say US teacher killed in Benghazi
5 Dec. 20139:16 AM ET
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Unknown assailants shot an American teacher to death as he was jogging on Thursday in Benghazi, a hospital official said, underlining persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
Pope forms commission to advise on sex abuse
5 Dec. 20138:29 AM ET
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is assembling a panel of experts to advise him on sex abuse in the clergy — a task that will involve looking at how to protect children from pedophiles, how to better screen men for the priesthood and how to help victims who have already been harmed.
Legal fate of FSU quarterback to be answered
5 Dec. 20138:57 AM ET
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston will learn whether he faces prosecution Thursday when a state attorney finally announces the results of an intensive investigation into sexual assault allegations against the quarterback for top-ranked Florida State.