US teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba
13K people text woman, not C-SPAN, about presidential debateSTAFFORD, Va. (AP) ? A Virginia woman says she received more than 13,000 text messages and 600 calls after C-SPAN accidentally plastered her number on TV during the presidential debate.
Black box recorder recovered from wreckage of train crash
Federal investigators pulled one of the black box recorders from the wrecked commuter train at the Hoboken station and struggled to extract the second one Friday as they tried to figure out what caused ...
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UN rights forum sets up inquiry into grave crimes in Burundi
The top U.N. human rights forum agreed on Friday to set up a commission of inquiry to identify perpetrators of alleged international crimes in Burundi, including killings and torture, and ensure that they are brought to justice. The 47-member state forum adopted a resolution submitted by the European Union by a vote of 19 states in favour and 7 against with 21 abstentions. Burundi's delegation took the floor after the vote to reject the resolution as containing "a lot of lies" about the situation in the central African country which it said had stabilised.
4 arrested at German border with possible bomb-making goodsBERLIN (AP) ? German police say they have arrested four men after finding possible bomb-making material in their car at the border with Austria.
Drop in U.S. consumer spending clouds Fed rate hike outlook
U.S. consumer spending fell in August for the first time in seven months while inflation showed signs of accelerating, mixed signals that could keep the Federal Reserve cautious about raising interest rates. The Commerce Department said on Friday that consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, fell 0.1 percent last month after accounting for inflation. "Consumers took a breather in August," said Chris Christopher of IHS Global Insight.
Pope in Caucasus backs return of displaced Georgians
Pope Francis arrived in Georgia on Friday and immediately backed the government's demand that Georgians displaced by a brief 2008 war with Russia be allowed to return home, evidence that geopolitical concerns ...
Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US
A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals, ...