A popular hiking site in central Japan turned into a death trap Saturday when a volcano erupted. At least 31 people are believed to have been killed at Mount Ontake, though authorities have only begun recovering the bodies. Here's a summary of events and a guide to understanding them:
The returning forces make up only a small part of what was lost in June, when Islamic State fighters swept across northern Iraq from Syria and four Iraqi divisions disintegrated. It remains unclear how many were killed and how many retreated on their own or under orders.
Banks are reaping bigger fees whenever customers overdraw their checking accounts or use ATMs that are not affiliated with their lender, a new survey shows.
To catch a Philadelphia municipal judge they suspected of corruption, FBI agents invented a defendant -- complete with a staged arrest and court appearances.
Police say charges are expected in the beheading of a woman at a food distribution center in an Oklahoma City suburb.
Next up is California, a much improved team in its own right.
A tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team drove straight through an interstate median without any signs of braking or trying to avoid the collision, federal investigators said Sunday.
Europe beat the United States 16½ to 11½ to win the Ryder Cup for the third straight time — and eighth in the last 10 competitions. Afterward, U.S. player Phil Mickelson questioned the approach of the Americans — as captain Tom Watson sat nearby.
Islamic State’s headline-grabbing march across an arc of Iraq and Syria is roiling the region, with other organizations aspiring to either copy its methods or seek some direct alliance with what is being depicted in extremist circles as a prestigious franchise, analysts say.
The grumbling started in the middle of fourth inning at Safeco Field. On the electronic scoreboard above the Mariners bullpen, the score changed from a 2-0 A's lead in Texas to 4-0. Boos and groans could be heard from several of the 40, 823 fans in attendance, who saw the updated score.
Veteran running back rushes for 119 yards, catches career-long 55-yard touchdown pass.
Amanda Perez scores go-ahead goal in 80th minute for Huskies.
Racing results for Sunday, Sept. 28
ANCHORAGE — Rapper Snoop Dogg says he’ll do a concert in Alaska if voters in November approve an initiative legalizing recreational use of marijuana.
Charlie Weis was fired by Kansas four games into his third season, one day after a 23-0 loss to Texas left the brash coach with a 6-22 record
Thanks to a dramatic, diving grab by little-used rookie Steven Souza Jr., Jordan Zimmermann completed his no-hitter, a 1-0 victory for the NL East champion Nationals over the Miami Marlins.
USC defense stuffs Mannion, Washington fakery is a bust, WSU upset puts Utes’ coach back on the griddle and more observations from Pac-12 play this weekend.