International

(Undated) -- Experts are predicting higher oil prices thanks to the situation in Iraq. Militants linked to al-Qaeda have taken over two key cities in the past two days. They've also targeted a major oil pipeline. Crude-oil prices have been averaging 109-dollars a barrel.
(Tikrit, Iraq) -- Iraqi insurgents now control Tikrit after already having seized the northern city of Mosul. Security sources say Sunni rebels linked to al-Qaeda overran Saddam Hussein's hometown today in a lightning fast raid involving about 60 military vehicles. The latest...
(San Francisco, CA) -- Traffic across Europe is recovering after taxi drivers held rallies Wednesday to protest Uber. Taxi drivers in cities like London, Paris and Berlin blocked roads and snarled traffic to demonstrate against the service that lets customers book rides through...
(San Francisco, CA) -- A San Francisco soccer fan is driving to Brazil to attend the World Cup. "Sports Illustrated" says Ben Kamphuis began his trip 13-thousand mile trip in January in his 1995 Chevy Truck. The 52-year-old took time off from his job working with disabled adults...
(Arlington, VA) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is defending the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap. In a House hearing, Hagel argued that it was absolutely necessary to rescue Army Sergeant Bergdahl in a trade for five Taliban commanders. Hagel said there were growing concerns that...
(Brussels) -- Starbucks and Apple are under investigation in Europe. European Union regulators announced today that they are looking at the tax affairs of both companies. There are concerns that some multinational companies are getting bigger tax breaks than allowed under...
(Seoul) -- The captain of a South Korean ferry denies neglecting his duty in the disaster that killed more than 300 people. The captain and ten other crew members entered not-guilty pleas Tuesday during the first day of their trial. Four others will enter pleas next week. The...
(Nogales, AZ) -- The mayor of Nogales, Arizona says floods of migrant children will keep pouring through his border town all summer long. Mayor Arturo Garino says an emergency processing center in the town about 180 miles south of Phoenix currently has around a thousand children...
(Arlington, VA) -- The Pentagon is not saying much about an air strike that killed five American troops in southern Afghanistan. Pentagon spokesman, Admiral John Kirby, expressed condolences to families of the victims. Kirby offered few details in a Pentagon briefing yesterday...