President Obama had his credit card declined when he tried to pay for dinner at a fancy restaurant in New York. He's not the only US chief executive to suffer wallet embarrassment.
The hurricane is on track to hit the island as a Category 3 storm Friday night. Forecasters expect heavy winds and significant flooding.
Islamic State militants and supporters are close at hand, but so too are Shiite fighters defending their homes and family.
The battle for Kobane, a Syrian border town, may have tipped in favor of Kurdish militia seeking to fend off militants from the self-styled Islamic State. US-led airstrikes have played a role.
Over the past decade Libby Weir has adopted a struggling family in South Africa and built them a new home, established vegetable gardens, created a school library, run school vacation activities, and sponsored educational programs for adults.
In Samoa and other Pacific island nations, which risk devastation from gale-force winds, flooding, sea surges, and tsunamis, a return to indigenous building styles could be the key to creating disaster-resilient communities of the future.
Cooperative Home Care Associates has 2,300 workers who enjoy good wages, regular hours, and family health insurance. New York City is investing $1.2 million to encourage more co-op businesses.
French production company La Machine's latest creation 'the Long Ma' or Dragon Horse spews fire onto a ring of fire during a performance in Beijing. The performance, which attended by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, mark the climax of celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Sino-Fr...