Rep. Christopher Smith wants the US to press for 'corridors of tranquility' to get aid to famine-stricken south Somalia. But that would mean negotiating with Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab.
As Tropical Storm Emily heads for Haiti, aid groups scramble to prepare relief efforts for the more than 600,000 people still in makeshift housing after the devastating January 2010 earthquake.
The Oslo Cathedral, a hub for memorials to terror-attack victims, is offering nightly services to give Norwegians a place to grieve over last week's violence.
The first UN plane in two years is scheduled to go into the Somali capital's airport Wednesday carrying food aid. Some 3.7 million people in Somalia alone need help.
Technically, yes. But the Red Cross says chronic shortages create deplorable economic and medical conditions.
Floodwater from the Souris River surrounds homes in Burlington, N.D., on June 27, near Minot, N.D.
The biggest flood in area history swallowed large swatches of Minot, North Dakota, Saturday as authorities worked to reinforce levees, protect the city's key infrastructure, and care for residents forced to flee their submerged homes.
Officer Harvey M. Andrekovic's hat lays on the floor during the 128th Police Academy graduation ceremony in Cleveland. Amid tears and cheers, 42 Cleveland police academy cadets joined the force and now face immediate layoffs in a budget cut. The layoffs are among 321 in Cleveland, including 81 police officers. Cleveland blames the layoffs on cuts in state aid.