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Thompson within striking distance for NYC mayor

08/25/2013 10:09am
In the topsy-turvy New York City mayoral race that has been filled with larger-than-life characters, Bill Thompson has run a steady, under-the-radar campaign that has put him within striking distance of victory.

Zimbabwe to head African tourism commission

08/25/2013 1:53pm
The United Nations world tourism body said Sunday it has chosen Zimbabwe to lead its Commission for Africa, the continent-wide group for tourism development for the next two years.

Russia urges US to await Syria inspection findings

08/25/2013 3:05pm
Russia urged the U.S. and its allies Sunday to await the findings of a U.N. inspection team expected to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria and avoid military action.