- AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought Updated: Jul-03-15 3:51 am
UNPHA, North Korea - North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields. Instead of rice seedlings standing in flooded paddies, the baked earth is cracked. A big lake that used to supply surrounding farmland with water is almost completely dry.
- Japan is back in the final after emotional 2011 win Updated: Jul-03-15 3:14 am
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Four years ago when Japan's players hoisted the Women's World Cup trophy, a nation rejoiced.
- I-70 East reopening near site of central Ohio tanker fire Updated: Jul-03-15 3:08 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio transportation officials say eastbound traffic headed toward Columbus on Interstate 70 will be flowing again around the site of a damaged bridge in time for the city's massive Fourth of July celebration.
- Tank leaks fuel oil in heavy rain in NW Ohio community Updated: Jul-03-15 3:08 am
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - A leak from an underground fuel oil tank in a northwest Ohio community has officials monitoring for potential effects on nearby residents' wells.
- Seattle condo building burns; dramatic smoke, flames Updated: Jul-03-15 2:27 am
SEATTLE - A dramatic fire at a three-story condominium building in Seattle's densely populated Queen Anne neighborhood burned through the roof and sent up a cloud of smoke visible across the city.
- Grass fires restrict traffic along 2 S. Wash. highways Updated: Jul-03-15 2:16 am
GOLDENDALE, Washington - Authorities say two southern Washington grass fires restricted traffic Thursday night along portions of U.S. Highway 97 near Maryhill and along Washington Highway 14.
- Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 6 workers Updated: Jul-03-15 2:10 am
SEOUL, South Korea - An explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea killed six workers on Friday, fire officials said.
- Shark bites Australian surfer's board a day after attack Updated: Jul-03-15 1:46 am
SYDNEY - A shark bit a terrified surfer's board on Friday near the Australian coastal town where another surfer was mauled a day earlier, police said.
- Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station Updated: Jul-03-15 1:42 am
MOSCOW - A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions.
- Death toll from accident to Pakistan army train rises to 17 Updated: Jul-03-15 1:04 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's military said Friday the death toll from an accident to a special train that plunged into a canal because of a bridge collapse has risen to seventeen. Divers were searching for more bodies.
- Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38; 15 missing Updated: Jul-02-15 11:43 pm
MANILA, Philippines - MANILA, Philippines - At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in the central Philippines, raising the death toll in the accident to 38 with 15 others missing, the coast guard said Friday.
- Ronan woman, 24, dies in crash north of Helena Updated: Jul-02-15 11:37 pm
HELENA, Montana - Authorities say a 24-year-old Ronan woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash north of Helena.
- China says 6.5 quake hits far western region of Xinjiang Updated: Jul-02-15 11:25 pm
BEIJING - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook buildings in China's far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, sending people out onto the streets, but there were no immediate reports of casualties from the sparsely populated area surrounding the epicenter.
- Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism Updated: Jul-02-15 11:01 pm
WASHINGTON - At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.
- Casper man killed in rollover crash north of Wheatland Updated: Jul-02-15 10:49 pm
WHEATLAND, Wyoming - The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a 62-year-old Casper man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash north of Wheatland.
- Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway Updated: Jul-02-15 10:40 pm
IVANPAH, California - Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedelic explosions" emanating from the van on the side of the freeway.
- Butte man gets 6-year deferred sentence for fatal crash Updated: Jul-02-15 10:20 pm
BUTTE, Montana - A 19-year-old Butte man who caused a crash that killed a passenger on Halloween 2013 has been given a six-year deferred sentence.
- Smoke subsides after hazardous rail spill in Tennessee Updated: Jul-02-15 9:49 pm
MARYVILLE, Tennessee - A CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in the middle of the night in eastern Tennessee, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and sending dozens to the hospital with respiratory issues and nausea.
- 2 bombings wound 8 people in Colombia's capital, police say Updated: Jul-02-15 9:40 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Two bombs exploded in different parts of Colombia's capital Thursday, wounding eight people in attacks that appeared aimed at a private pension fund, authorities said.
- Church fires not usually arson; weather found as cause in SC Updated: Jul-02-15 8:25 pm
GREELEYVILLE, South Carolina - As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.
- Indonesian suburb hit by plane disasters twice in 10 years Updated: Jul-02-15 8:16 pm
MEDAN, Indonesia - A decade ago, when an Indonesian passenger jet crashed into a quaint neighborhood in Indonesia's third-biggest city, Medan, Waktu Tarigan thought he'd never witness anything like that again. He was wrong.
- Gimmicks and technology: California learns to save water Updated: Jul-02-15 8:01 pm
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, California - Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess - a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get people to change their ways.
- Bicyclist killed in police, fire games competition Updated: Jul-02-15 8:01 pm
TRIANGLE, Virginia - Prince William County Police say a cyclist taking part in the World Police & Fire Games died after being in a chain-reaction collision during time trials in a northern Virginia park.
- OSHA investigating Kansas oil field death Updated: Jul-02-15 7:53 pm
GREAT BEND, Kansas - A federal agency is investigating the death of a 30-year-old oil field worker in central Kansas.
- Mississippi man indicted in wreck that killed Memphis teens Updated: Jul-02-15 7:37 pm
HOLLY SPRINGS, Mississippi - Officials say a north Mississippi man has been indicted on five counts of aggravated DUI in a crash that killed two high school students from Memphis, Tennessee, and injured three others in their vehicle.