MOSCOW (AP) — Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the world’s most popular firearm. It […]
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — A massive third section of the roof at a Latvian supermarket where at least 54 people were killed fell Saturday as emergency workers searched rubble nearby for more victims. Though no […]
LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney cited the lyrics of “Back in the USSR” on Thursday as he urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to release 30 people arrested during a Greenpeace protest at an Arctic oil […]
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A photojournalist whose career included capturing images of a mortally wounded Robert F. Kennedy has died in Connecticut. Bill Eppridge was 75. His wife, Adrienne Aurichio, says he died Thursday morning […]
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — More than 4,000 Russian singers have performed outdoors in St. Petersburg with the aim of setting a world record for the largest choir. The 4,335 singers of all ages and […]
(The Associated Press) — Whether it’s a genocidal dictator or a gunman behind a mass shooting, debate often flares over where the notorious should be laid to rest. Concerns about gravesite vandalism, possible backlash from […]
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russian troops participated in a military exercise in the Black Sea on Friday, aimed at showcasing Russia’s resurgent military might.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A popular tune by Simon and Garfunkel written after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Chubby Checker’s 1960s dance hit “The Twist” will be among 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest public figure to have her Social Security number and credit report leaked online by a website posting private data on celebrities and government officials.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Former President George W. Bush says the late pianist Van Cliburn spread peace and love through his music. Bush spoke to about 1,400 people attending Cliburn’s memorial service Sunday in Texas.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Monday it has successfully sent a monkey into space, describing the launch as another step toward Tehran’s goal of a manned space flight.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Flashing some post-election bipartisanship, House Democrats and Republicans joined forces Friday in voting overwhelmingly to end Soviet-era trade restrictions so that American manufacturers and farmers can take advantage of Russia’s expanding and […]