Officials respond to the scene where a city bus collided with a Via Rail passenger train at a crossing in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. An Ottawa Fire spokesman told CP24 television there are “multiple fatalities” and a number are injured from the bus but no injuries on the train. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Terry Pedwell)

6 killed as Canada passenger train, bus collide

A double-decker bus collided with a passenger train in Canada's capital Wednesday, ripping off the front of the bus and killing six people, police said. Witnesses said the bus went through a closed crossing barrier, and passengers said they screamed "Stop, stop!" at the driver just before impact.…
FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2007 file photo, people uses the internet during the Internet Governance Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff has ordered a series of measures aimed to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet and at greater Brazilian online independence and security following revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted her communications, hacked into the state-owned Petrobras oil company’s network and spied on Brazilians who entrust their personal data to U.S. tech companies such as Facebook and Google.(AP Photo/Ricardo Moraes, File)

Brazil looks to break from US-centric Internet

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil plans to divorce itself from the U.S.-centric Internet over Washington’s widespread online spying, a move that many experts fear w...…
A residential area in Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, western Japan, is flooded by a typhoon Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. Typhoon Man-yi, one of the most powerful storms to lash Japan this season, was bearing down on Japan and went past Tokyo on Monday, leaving one dead and dumping torrential rains, damaging homes and flooding parts of the country's popular tourist destination of Kyoto, where hundreds of thousands of people were ordered to evacuate to shelters. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, CREDIT MANDATORY

Powerful typhoon downgraded after lashing Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon that lashed Japan with torrential rains, leaving two dead, was downgraded to a tropical storm Monday, although it was still dumping rai...…
FILE - This Jan. 26, 2012 file photo shows the No. 4 reactor, left, and the No. 3 reactor at Kansai Electric Power Co's Ohi nuclear power plant in Ohi, Fukui prefecture, western Japan. The No. 4 reactor restarted in July 2012, along with the plant’s No. 3 reactor, which went offline for maintenance on Sept. 2, 2013. Japan will once again be without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor, the No. 4 reactor at Ohi plant, goes offline Sunday, Sept. 15 for refueling and maintenance, and other plants remained closed for intensified safety checks following the 2011 meltdowns at the tsunami-stricken plant in Fukushima. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Analysis: High costs keep Japan focus on nuclear

TOKYO (AP) — Japan will once again be without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor goes offline Sunday for refueling and maintenance, and other plants r...…
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 file citizen journalism image provided by the United media office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a member of a UN investigation team takes samples of sands near a part of a missile is likely to be one of the chemical rockets according to activists, in the Damascus countryside of Ain Terma, Syria. The intelligence linking the Syrian regime and President Bashar Assad to the alleged chemical weapons attack that killed at least 100 Syrians is no “slam dunk,” with questions remaining about who actually controls some of Syria's chemical weapons stores and doubts about whether Assad himself ordered the strike, U.S. intelligence officials say. (AP Photo/United Media Office of Arbeen, File)

What is the Chemical Weapons Convention?

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Syria took the first step Thursday toward joining the Chemical Weapons Convention after its most important ally, Russia, convinced Damascus to...…
In this image made from video, U.N. vehicles leave the entry area of a hotel after U.N. weapon inspectors get off their vehicles upon their arrival in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. A team of U.N. weapons inspectors arrived in Damascus on Sunday for a long-delayed mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical arms in Syria's civil war. (AP Photo/AP Video)

UN chemical weapons inspector: Syria report done

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The head of the U.N. chemical weapons inspection team says he has completed his report on Syria and will deliver it to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-mo...…
In this Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 aerial photo, workers stand on storage tanks at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. The Japanese nuclear watchdog proposed Wednesday to define a fresh leakage of highly radioactive leak from one of the hundreds of storage tanks at Japan’s crippled atomic power plant this week, its worst leak yet from such a vessel. The operator of the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant said Tuesday said about 300 tons (300,000 liters, 80,000 gallons) of contaminated water have leaked from a steel storage tank at the wrecked Fukushima Dai-ichi plant. TEPCO hasn’t figured out how or where the water leaked, but suspects it did so through a seam on the tank or a valve connected to a gutter around the tank. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Ex-US regulator: Fukushima cleanup complicated

TOKYO (AP) — A former U.S. nuclear regulator says cleaning up Japan’s wrecked Fukushima plant is a bigger challenge than the work he led at Three Mile Island and t...…
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, centre, on arrival at Cointrin Airport, in Geneva, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, prior to his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss the ongoing problems in Syria. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

Kerry set to test Russia on Syria weapons

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his team open two days of meetings with their Russian counterparts on Thursday, hoping to emerge with the outlines o...…
People gather to look at the site of a car bombing in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. A powerful car bomb exploded Wednesday near Libya’s Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, security officials said, one year to the date after an attack there killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. The early morning blast targeted a building that once housed U.S. Consulate  under the rule of King Idris, who former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi overthrew in a 1969 bloodless coup. (AP Photo/Mohammed el-Shaiky)

Bomb hits Libya’s Benghazi on attack anniversary

A powerful car bomb exploded Wednesday near Libya's Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, exactly one year after the Sept. 11 attack there that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.…
President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Obama blends threat of attack, hope of diplomacy

President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Tuesday night that recent diplomatic steps offer "the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons" inside Syria without the use of force, but he also insisted the U.S. military will keep the pressure on President Bashar Assad "and be ready to respond" if other measures fail.…
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Talking diplomacy in Syria, Obama goes to Congress

Pushing military might and raising hopes it won't be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he pushed the fallback idea of U.S. airstrikes against Bashar Assad's regime if that effort fails.…
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem speaks to the media in Moscow, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Syria's foreign minister said his country welcomes Russia's proposal for it to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes. Moallem’s statement came hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Assad could resolve the crisis surrounding the alleged use of chemical weapons by his forces by surrendering control of "every single bit" of his arsenal to the international community by the end of the week. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Syria says it accepts Russian weapons proposal

PARIS (AP) — Syria has accepted a proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for dismantling, the Syrian foreign minister said Tuesday, as Fr...…