As many as 17,000 people from more than 90 countries have streamed to Syria and Iraq to wage holy war for the Islamic State group.
Syrian activists say Islamic State militants, after seizing the ancient town of Palmyra in central Syria, are now also in full control of its famed archaeological site with its 2,000-year old Roman colonnades.
The prime minister orders the navy and the coast guard to rescue migrants stranded on drifting boats, the first country in Southeast Asia to act.
When gunfire erupted outside a Texas restaurant, most of the bikers watching the confrontation ran away from the shooting, a security video shown to AP reveals.
Just a fraction of the 105,000 gallons of crude has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretches across 9 miles of California coast.
U.S. public schools beef up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems since the massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The fate of the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is unclear following an FBI warning, House-Senate disagreements and Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster.
Cheap housing and incentive programs are partly fueling the regrowth of Detroit's white population.
AP's Frazier Moore says David Letterman's 33-year run as host of CBS' "Late Show" ends more than a career, but a cultural epoch.
LeBron James and J.R. Smith led Cleveland past the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.