• Iraqi security forces guard the entrance to a sports complex being built by a Turkish construction company, in the Shiite district of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish workers and engineers working at the site in Baghdad at dawn Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqis security officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

    Masked men kidnap 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 18 Turkish employees of an Ankara-based construction company in Baghdad early Wednesday, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi and Turkish officials said.

  • File - In this May 24, 2006 file photo, frozen human waste from honey buckets litter the frozen Newtok River, in Newtok, Alaska. It’s a good bet that President Barack Obama, like most Americans, has never used a honey bucket. The five-gallon drums serve as rudimentary toilets in large swaths of rural Alaska, where residents haul the waste-filled buckets to nearby sewage lagoons to be emptied. Obama’s historic visit to the Alaska Arctic on Wednesday will shed a rare spotlight on the plight of Alaska Natives and others who populate more than 200 far-flung villages in Alaska, toiling under third-world conditions unimaginable in most of the United States.(AP Photo/Al Grillo, File)

    Obama visit puts spotlight on rough plight in rural Alaska

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — It’s a good bet that President Barack Obama will never use a honey bucket.

  • Police search from a helicopter for suspects in the shooting of a police officer, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015  in Fox Lake, Ill. Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men. Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles are conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois for the individuals believed to be involved in the death of the three-decade member of the department and a father of four sons. (AP Photo/Michael Schmidt)

    Officials search for 3 suspects in Illinois officer’s death

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Law enforcement officials broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a popular veteran police officer in a small northern Illinois community after a methodical house-to-house search turned up nothing.

    Updated: 10:31 am

  • Denmark's astronaut Andreas Mogensen, member of the main crew of the mission to the International Space Station (ISS), gestures near the rocket prior the launch at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/Pool Photo via AP)

    Soyuz carrying 3-man crew blasts off for orbiting station

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying a Russian, a Dane and a Kazakh blasted off on Wednesday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station.

  • In this Saturday, June 27, 2015, photo, an Air Koryo plane sits on the tarmac in front of the new Pyongyang International Airport terminal building, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Air Koryo is the only carrier to have been awarded just one star in rankings released recently by the UK-based SkyTrax consultancy agency. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Is N. Korean airline world’s worst? It may be the quirkiest

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.

    Updated: 2:25 am

  • More details released about fatal Vikings stadium roof fall

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A report says the death of a construction worker atop the new Minnesota Vikings stadium last week happened after he slid down a roof, broke through a guardrail and fell to an elevated platform.

  • Police search from a helicopter for suspects in the shooting of a police officer, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015  in Fox Lake, Ill. Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men. Police with helicopters, dogs and armed with rifles are conducting a massive manhunt in northern Illinois for the individuals believed to be involved in the death of the three-decade member of the department and a father of four sons. (AP Photo/Michael Schmidt)

    Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

    FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Police in helicopters, with dogs and armed with rifles conducted a massive manhunt in northern Illinois into Tuesday night after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men.

  • Aerospace company chooses New Mexico spaceport for testing

    UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — An aerospace company based in southern New Mexico plans to begin testing its aircraft and space launch vehicles at Spaceport America beginning next year.

  • Gunmen attack southwest Pakistan airport, kill 1, abduct 1

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing two officials, authorities said.

  • In this Aug .22 2015 file photo, French soldiers patrol at Gare du Nord train station in Paris, France. The attack Aug. 21 on the Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris happened at the height of the summer travel season. France hosts emergency talks in Paris on Saturday, with representatives from other high-speed international rail nations, Belgium, Britain, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.  (AP Photo/Binta, File)

    France: European countries to increase checks on trains

    PARIS (AP) — European countries will increase identity checks and baggage controls on trains after American passengers thwarted an attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, France’s interior minister said Saturday.