Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq.
A search for the living among the dead in the Mediterranean
ROME (AP) — Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after the capsizing of a fishing boat that one of the survivors said carried 700 people, raising fears that the migrant tragedy off Libya's coast could become the Mediterranean's deadliest.
Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.