Suicide bomber levels gov’t building in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A suicide truck bomb exploded in a southern Afghan province Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 62, authorities said. The blast struck the gate of the provincial council’s compound in Zabul province’s capital city of Kalat, council director Atta Jan Haqbayan said. He said three of the wounded were council […]

Negotiator: Iran agreed to "managed access" of sites

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran has agreed to grant United Nations inspectors “managed access” to military sites as part of a future deal over its contested nuclear program, a negotiator said Sunday, apparently contradicting earlier comments by the nation’s supreme leader. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi’s comments, carried by state television, came after he and […]

Another legal step toward prison for ex-Israeli leader

JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians. Olmert was convicted in March […]

Puerto Rican man propped up in taxi during his wake

A longtime taxi driver got a final sendoff in the vehicle he drove for a living. According to the Associated Press, the body of Victor Perez Cardona was propped up inside his taxi during his wake in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico on Sunday. The 73-year-old Perez Cardona died of cancer and was known in the […]

Yemen peace talks falter before they begin

SANAA, Yemen — A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed, officials said. The talks were meant to end weeks of heavy fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes against an Iran-backed rebel group amid a humanitarian crisis that has left millions in the Arab world’s poorest country short […]

Tornado kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

MEXICO CITY — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother’s arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said. In Texas, 12 people were reported missing in flash flooding from a line of storms that stretched from the […]

Iraqi prime minister makes questionable claim on Ramadi

May 25, 2015, 6:41 PM|After ISIS took control of Ramadi, Iraqi troops were criticized as having “no will to fight.” But now, Iraq’s prime minister is defending his troops and has vowed to retake Ramadi in just days. But as Holly Williams reports, it may take much longer. Article source:

Gunman in Sydney cafe siege had peculiar history

SYDNEY — The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist whose life was spiraling downward in the lead-up to his deadly attack, lawyers told an inquest Monday. The details of Man […]

Dozens killed in rest home fire in China

BEIJING — A fire that swept through a rest home in central China killed 38 people and injured six, Chinese authorities said Tuesday. The fire broke out Monday night in an apartment building being used as a privately run rest home in the city of Pingdingshan in Henan province, according to a statement from the […]

Earthquake reality check: Facts behind "San Andreas"

LOS ANGELES — The San Andreas Fault awakens, unleashing back-to-back jolts that leave a trail of misery from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Skyscrapers crumble. Fires erupt. The letters of the Hollywood sign topple. Tsunami waves swamp the Golden Gate Bridge. Hollywood’s favorite geologic bad guy is back in “San Andreas” — a fantastical look […]

CNET reviews all-in-one smart credit cards

May 25, 2015, 8:31 AM|Digital payment providers are trying to make your wallet obsolete. Our partners at CNET are reporting on “smart cards” technology that allows you to keep all your credit and debit card information in one place. CNET senior editor Dan Ackerman joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss how it works. Article source: […]