WASHINGTON — The flag-draped casket of John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, was covered in plastic to protect it from a steady rain as it was carried on a horse-drawn caisson to his final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.
BEIRUT — U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have laid siege to the northern Syrian town of Tabqa, an Islamic State stronghold, two weeks after U.S. aircraft ferried forces behind militant lines to spearhead a major assault near the extremists' de facto capital, Raqqa.
NEW YORK — A ghastly chemical attack pushed the Syrian civil war toward a dramatic turning point, with the new U.S. administration launching a missile strike against the regime of Bashar Assad in a sudden shift in policy.
GAZA, Palestinian Territory — The Islamic militant Hamas group ruling the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning executed three Palestinians it had accused of 'collaborating' with Israel, a development that was likely spurred by the killing of a senior Hamas commander last month.
TORONTO — Coroner's inquests should be mandatory whenever police kill someone by gunning them down or through other use of force, a wide-ranging review of police oversight in Ontario recommended on Thursday.
VICTORIA — A former British Columbia health worker who took his own life after being caught up in a government drug policy investigation did nothing wrong and should never have lost his job, ombudsman Jay Chalke said in a report released Thursday.