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California TV viewers alarmed by apocalyptic emergency alert

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — Some television viewers in southern California were startled when an apocalyptic emergency alert flashed on their screens. The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.

Russian sub fires cruises missiles at militants in Syria

MOSCOW — A Russian submarine in the Mediterranean fired cruise missiles at al-Qaida-linked militant positions in northwestern Syria on Friday, a day after militants wounded three Russian troops in the area, the defence ministry said in Moscow.
Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist

MEXICO CITY — Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.

Spain makes new arrest in Barcelona attacks investigation

MADRID — A man was arrested Friday for alleged links to the extremist cell in last month's attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town that killed 16 people, Spain's Interior Ministry said.
'Stronger,' new movie about marathon bombing, hits theatres

'Stronger,' new movie about marathon bombing, hits theatres

BOSTON — A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theatres nationwide.
Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The sky was darkening Thursday afternoon as 10-year-old Sarah Jimenez laid out three plastic buckets on her grandmother's patio in hopes of capturing rainwater.