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  • Mexican experts rush to inspect quake-damaged buildings

    In quake-stricken Mexico City, hundreds of architects and engineers are rushing to do triage, diagnose and classify some very worrisome patients: the thousands of buildings that suffered cracks of varying size and seriousness in the 7.1 magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 19. The quake turned...

  • On the hunt: Lithuanians race to pick wild mushrooms

    Hundreds of Lithuanians have been running around with baskets and buckets in a southeastern pine forest. Why you ask? It's the national championship of wild mushroom picking — a competition always held on the last Saturday in September. Participant Janina Juodine said that's when conditions are...

  • New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico

    A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, killing at least one person, toppling already damaged homes and a highway bridge, and causing new alarm in a country reeling from two even more powerful quakes that together have killed more than 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new,...

  • Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

    The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum. The decree allows Turkey to send troops over its southern...

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