SUPERIOR, Wis. — An alleged drug suspect brought Minnesota-bound traffic on the Blatnik Bridge to a brief standstill after police say he threw cash out of his car window in Superior.
JERUSALEM — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States announced, although Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were “no guarantees” the lull in violence would bring an end to the 24-day-old Gaza war.
WASHINGTON — Contending that President Barack Obama exceeded his constitutional powers in the way he has enforced the 2010 health care law, a sharply divided U.S. House of Representatives approved a Republican plan to file an election-season lawsuit against him.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The president of Sierra Leone declared a public health emergency as the Ebola crisis blamed for nearly 700 deaths deepened across West Africa, vowing to quarantine sick patients at home and conduct house-to-house searches for others who may have been exposed.
NEW YORK — The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation’s staggering economy.
BERLIN — Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer’s field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
The ornate design was discovered by a balloonist last week and news of the find quickly spread online.
PARIS — French soldiers on Friday secured one of the black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that went down in restive northern Mali with the loss of at least 116 people, French President Francois Hollande said Friday.
Terrorism has not been ruled out as a cause of the crash, although officials say the most likely cause is bad weather.
FLORENCE, Ariz. — The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer in Arizona prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor’s office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.
MOSCOW — Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.
BERLIN — More art works have been found at the Munich apartment of the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt, including a sculpture apparently by Edgar Degas and another that could be by Auguste Rodin, the task force investigating the pieces’ origin said Thursday.