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Heavy rains in the Balkans add to the misery of migrants streaming through the region. Large numbers are held up at Croatia's border with Slovenia, where there is hardly any shelter for them.

In light of recent stabbing attacks by Arabs on Israelis, some supermarkets have removed knives from their shelves. Many Israelis, though, insist the best protection is more guns.

The main parts of two of the nation's strictest gun control laws in New York and Connecticut were upheld by a federal appeals court. Gun rights advocates want to take the cases to the Supreme Court.

Its branch in Yemen is taking advantage of the unrest there to get new recruits and grab land. Leaders have called jihadists back into service and is preparing for when ISIS is no longer ascendant.

Canada's Liberal Party won a majority of seats in the House of Commons. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was hoping for a fourth term. Instead, he resigned as chairman of the Conservative Party.

David Cameron lauds the Chinese president's visit as the start of a golden era for Chinese-U.K. relations. U.S. critics say the U.K. is in danger of sacrificing long-term security for short-term cash.

Fatmeh is one of hundreds of thousands of children who have fled Syria with their families. In Lebanon, she works in the fields up to 14 hours a day, clinging to her dream of going to college.

Brain scans found abnormally weak connections in the brains of premature infants may make them more prone to develop autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other emotional disorders.

The bust of the coal-bed methane industry has left Wyoming responsible for the exorbitant cost of plugging thousands of wells. The price tag for dealing with deep oil and gas wells may be even higher.

Palestinians in East Jerusalem were not often involved in the violence in the past, but this area is the center of the current friction between Israelis and Palestinians.

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