Iran restores blocks on Facebook, Twitter

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have restored blocks on Facebook and Twitter after a “technical glitch” briefly removed filters from…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous …

China sex tape official loses appeal

BEIJING (AP) — A southern Chinese court Tuesday upheld the guilty verdict and sentence against the former city official at the heart of a se…

Haiti a step closer to having army again

PETITE RIVIERE DE L’ARTIBONITE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti moved closer on Monday to reconstituting a military that was abolished in 1995. In a smal…

Cuba, US discuss direct mail service

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. and Cuban representatives met in Havana on Monday for renewed talks on re-establishing direct mail service, 50 years afte…

Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s deputy prime minister says a Turkish jet has shot down a Syrian military helicopter after it entered Turkish airspa…

New Egyptian petition: Run, General, run

CAIRO (AP) — A group of Egyptian professionals, lawyers and ex-army officers on Monday launched a campaign to collect signatures urging the …