Kurds push Islamic State out of Kobani after four-month battle
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday after driving out Islamic State fighters, a monitoring group and Syrian state media said, although Washington said the four-month battle was not yet over...
Ukraine rebels move to encircle government troops in new advance
KIEV/ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Russian-backed rebels advanced to encircle a Ukrainian army garrison town on Monday in a new offensive that has again unleashed all-out war after a five-month ceasefire and brought threats of new Western sanctions against Moscow...
Oil slides despite OPEC talk of a floor
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil fell in see-saw trade on Monday, with U.S. crude ending at its lowest in nearly six years, as traders discounted comments from OPEC's top official about the market finally finding a bottom...
Two cars ran into each other on 6th street in front of Subway this afternoon. Both cars were headed east. An ambulance crew arrived and took a person involved in the wreck to the hospital. ...click to read more»
If you ever wanted to know what really happens behind the scenes at the C.L. Hoover Opera House — Sunday was your chance. The Opera House held an open house Sunday, highlighted by tours of some ...click to read more»
As anyone who has worked with cattle knows, ranching is hard work. For some local ranchers, that hard work paid off. A few local ranchers received awards for their efforts at the annual meeting of the ...click to read more»
LAWRENCE — President Barack Obama is pitching a plan for universal child care at a liberal stronghold deep in Republican territory, promoting his Democratic party agenda while calling for less partisanship ...click to read more»