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'Photo of my dead son has changed nothing', says father of drowned Syrian refugee boy Alan Kurdi

The father of Alan Kurdi, the young Syrian boy pictured washed up on a Turkish beach who became a symbol of the refugee crisis, has accused the world of turning its back on Syria, as people continue to die.<p>On the eve of the anniversary of his son’s death, Abdullah Kurdi pleaded with the …

National poll: Clinton up 7 points on Trump

Hillary Clinton holds a 7 percentage-point head-to-head advantage over Donald Trump in the latest national Suffolk University/USA Today poll out Thursday, leading by the same margin in a four-way matchup as well.<p>The Democratic nominee earned the support of 48 percent of the 1,000 likely voters …

Government

Jared Leto sent his Suicide Squad girlfriend a gift: a live rat

When an actor gives a gift to his co-star, it can range from personal and heartfelt to lavish and expensive—depending on the situation. But when it …

2 Kuwait royals sentenced for insulting parliament speaker

KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- A lawyer says two Kuwaiti ruling family members have been found guilty of insulting the country's National Assembly speaker.<p>Sheikh Athbi Al Sabah, a nephew of Kuwait's ruling emir and former head of Kuwait's National Security Office, and Sheikh Khalifa Al Sabah, the publisher of …

At least 27 dead in ISIL-claimed Kuwait attack

A suicide bomber killed at least 27 at a Shiite mosque in the Kuwaiti capital after Friday prayers, in the nation's first terrorist attack in more than two decades.<p>The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the deadly explosion that wounded 227 others, according to the Ministry of the Interior. …

Extremism

To Master Stage Fright, Practice Makes Imperfect OK

In the past, if Sara Solovitch tripped up while playing the piano she would get flustered and stop. Especially in front of an audience.<p>"I felt like I had to correct everything and each note had to be perfect," the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based author and pianist. But now, she can breeze through a few …

Public Speaking

Beheading, attack at US factory in France; suspect detained

SAINT-QUENTIN-FALLAVIER, France (AP) — A truck driver once under surveillance for radical Islamic ties crashed into an American-owned chemical warehouse in southeastern France on Friday and hung his employer's severed head on a factory gate, along with banners with Arabic inscriptions.<p>The attack, …

Extremism