JERUSALEM - Receding waters in the drought-hit Sea of Galilee have uncovered five World War One artillery shells likely dumped by retreating Turkish troops a century ago, Israeli police said on Tuesday. A swimmer at a resort on the southern edge of the biblical freshwater lake discovered the ordnance, and police demolition experts safely detonated the shells on Monday.
WASHINGTON - A fire broke out on Tuesday at a U.S. Department of Agriculture facility in Maryland that was closed last week because of threats, fire officials said. The fire, at the USDA facility in Beltsville outside of Washington, was at building 426, said a spokesman for Prince George's County's fire and emergency medical services.
Four Houston-area refineries were unable to receive crude oil from tankers on Tuesday after a portion of the Houston Ship Channel was shut due to a fire aboard an empty tanker, according to the U.S.
LONDON - Oil slipped below $47 a barrel on Tuesday, falling further from the previous session's one-week high on receding hopes for imminent action to tackle a global supply glut.
LOS ANGELES - Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson has reached a detente of sorts with the network's parent over charges she was sexually harassed by Roger Ailes, the cable-news network's former leader and guiding light.
LONDON - Babies given antibiotics in the first two years of life are more likely to develop allergies as adults, according to an extensive analysis of past clinical studies involving nearly 400,000 people. The findings, to be presented on Tuesday at the European Respiratory Society annual meeting in Londo
OSLO - The Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean gave backing on Tuesday for an accord to curb carbon dioxide emissions from airlines in a widening of support to a first small developing nation vulnerable to climate change. At the weekend, China, the United States, the European Union and 16 surrounding nations such
German drugmaker Bayer AG said on Monday it was in advanced talks to acquire Monsanto Co and was raising its offer for the U.S. seed producer. Bayer said it would be prepared to offer $127.50 per Monsanto share from its previous offer price of $125 per share only in connection with a negotiated deal.
MEXICO CITY - Tropical Storm Newton strengthened into a hurricane on Monday, continuing its trajectory toward the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, according to the U.S.
NEW YORK - Atlantic storm Hermine drifted north on Monday off the U.S. East Coast, still packing near-hurricane strength winds but far enough from land to spare the Middle Atlantic states.