Amazon hiring staff for new restaurant division in Seattle, New York

Amazon.com Inc is adding staff for a new division dedicated to restaurants in Seattle and New York, with indications the unit is trying to rapidly expand a meal delivery service, according to posts on LinkedIn and the company's jo...

Clinton, Rubio court Puerto Rico voters as crisis looms

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's financial crisis loomed over dueling Friday campaign appearances by Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican Marco Rubio, two presidential contenders with sharply different positio...

Hungarian bus fleet delivers migrants to Austria welcome

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- A fleet of Hungarian buses has delivered more than 1,000 migrants to the border of Austria, where charity workers have offered the surprised newcomers beds, hot tea and a warm welcome. Saturday's pre-da...

Top Hillary Clinton aide testifies before Benghazi panel

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle testified before a House panel investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Libya as a nasty spat erupted between a Republican staffer and a Democratic lawmak...

U.N. chief rebuffs Japanese concern over his attendance at China military parade

BEIJING, Sept. 5 (Yonhap) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has brushed aside the Japanese complaints over his attendance at this week's huge military parade in Beijing marking the end of World War II, saying the U.N. is an "i...

Austria says it and Germany will take refugees from Hungary

BICSKE, Hungary (AP) -- After misery, delivery. Hundreds of migrants, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded buses provided by Hungary's government as Austria in the early-m...

Drowned Syrian boys buried in hometown they fled

The Syrian man who survived a desperate voyage from Turkey to Greece buried his wife and two sons on Friday in their hometown of Kobani, returning them to the conflict-torn Syrian Kurdish region they had fled. With the burial, Abd...

Image of dead child on beach haunts and frustrates the world

The photo of the dead 3-year-old Syrian boy on a Turkish beach is haunting.It captures everything we don’t want to see when we tap our phones or open our newspapers: a vicious civil war, a surge of refugees, the death of an innoc...

U.S. employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1%

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve in deciding whether to raise interest rates from record lows later this month....

[Newsmaker] Global warming ‘far above’ target

Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be “far above” the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned Wednesday.Instead of the U.N.-targeted cei...

China parade to display new weaponry, defeat of Japan

Chinese President Xi Jinping presided over a massive military parade on Thursday, marking the defeat of Japan in World War II while showcasing its fast-growing military capabilities.  Started with 70 gun salutes, the military pa...

Indonesia repatriates former US policeman over alleged murder

A former Texas policeman arrested for alleged involvement in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend was flown back to the United States from Indonesia Wednesday, an official said.Vontrey Clark, a former Austin policeman, was taken ...

[Graphic News] Border tensions in EU migrant crisis

Luxembourg, which holds the EU presidency, said Sunday that countries including Germany, France and Britain were to meet to discuss immediate action on the migrant crisis. Amid growing tension throughout European nations regarding...

China to show off new weapons at military parade

China will use this week's massive military parade marking the end of World War II to show off its new machines of war, a show of force amid Beijing's increasingly assertive military actions in territorial disputes with its neighb...

Blast Seen in Chemical Industry Zone in Shandong, Daily Reports

An explosion was seen and heard in a chemical-industry zone in eastern China’s Shandong province at 11:25 p.m. local time on Monday, People’s Daily reported via Twitter.The Communist Party-owned paper said the incident took plac...