WASHINGTON - Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, U.S.

WAILUKU, Hawaii - A surfer holding his 8-year-old son says he punched and smacked a shark with his board to stop an attack off Maui.

Kaleo Roberson tells the Maui News ( ) that h


QUITO, Ecuador - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 6-magnitude quake has struck Ecuador's border with Colombia.

There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake struck at 3:33 p.m.



CHARDON, Ohio - One of the three women held captive in a U.S.

ABUJA, Nigeria - There is cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with t

SANAA, Yemen - A suicide car bomb on Monday targeted a house used by Shiite Houthi rebels in a town south of Sanaa, killing at least 10 and injuring 15, security officials said, in an attack that bore

PAW PAW, Mich. - One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar.