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September 16, 2015 10:28 AM Iran's women's soccer captain Ardalan may miss Asian Cup after husband took away passport

TEHRAN, Iran – The captain of the Iranian women's soccer team Niloufar Ardalan will miss the Asian Cup tournament because her husband has confiscated her passport in a domestic quarrel, according to reports. The Iranian news website fararu.com reported Monday that the 30-year-old midfielder would miss the tournament as her husband didn't want her to travel 45

September 15, 2015 6:44 AM North Korea warns U.S. it's ready to use nuclear weapons 'any time'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets with North Korea's first female fighter jet pilots in this undated photo released by the country's state media on Monday, June 22. He called the women "heroes of Korea" and "flowers of the sky." Kim stands on the snow-covered top of Mount Paektu in North Korea in a photo taken by North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun 64

September 13, 2015 1:11 AM 'Anomalisa' and 'From Afar' win top awards at the Venice Film Festival

Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s stop-motion film “Anomalisa”, centered around a motivational speaker in crisis, and first-time Venezuelan filmmaker Lorenzo Vigas’ “From Afar” were among the major award winners Saturday at the Venice Film Festival. “Anomalisa” received the Grand Jury Prize, while “From Afar," about a lonely middle-aged gay man and his relationship 41

September 12, 2015 3:17 AM Soldier Missing After Parachute Jump During Training Exercise in Washington

Searchers in Washington state were looking for a soldier who went missing during a training jump Friday, officials said. The soldier from Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of Tacoma was not identified. A spokesman for the base said the soldier was last seen during a parachute jump from a plane over Mason County, west of the base, at around noon local time (3 p.m. ET). As of 10:15 ET the soldier 13

September 11, 2015 5:30 PM As the Nation Watches, Joe Biden Struggles With Whether to Run for President

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. looks like a man running for president but he does not sound like it. He flies around the country, making announcements, jogging in parades, giving speeches, meeting with important people and enjoying the cheers. When he finally stops moving long enough to think, however, he makes abundantly clear that he does not have the fire for another 61

September 11, 2015 4:07 PM New plans scale back proposed George Lucas museum in Chicago, include more green space

CHICAGO (AP) — New plans for filmmaker George Lucas' proposed museum on Chicago's lakefront include a scaled-back design and more green space. The plans were unveiled in federal court Thursday during a hearing in a nonprofit group's lawsuit filed to prevent the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art from being built south of Soldier Field. The new plans prompted 33

September 10, 2015 8:11 AM Turkish soldier shot dead at Syrian border: Dogan news agency

ISTANBUL A Turkish soldier was shot dead at the border with Syria in southern Turkey by an unidentified assailant who opened fire from Syrian territory, the Dogan news agency reported on Thursday. The shooting occurred in the Reyhanli district of Turkey's Hatay province. Dogan gave no further details and the shooting could not immediately be confirmed 38

September 10, 2015 6:29 AM Marvel's 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' Prequel Comic Is a Family Affair (Maybe)

There's a new character with a very familiar name debuting in the first issue of Marvel's Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — Shattered Empire comic book series. Have comic book fans just met the parents of Oscar Isaac's character from the new movie? The lead character of the new four-issue prologue to this December's Star Wars: The Force Awakens 44

September 8, 2015 1:22 PM McCarthy on Packers-Bears rivalry: We're not playing hopscotch

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy watches during NFL football training camp Monday, July 28, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) There's no love lost between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. The two squads will meet at Soldier Field to kick off the 2015 regular season on Sunday. It will be their 190th head-to-head showdown 47

September 7, 2015 9:56 PM Hundreds of police officers attend funeral for slain Illinois lieutenant

ANTIOCH, Ill. – Several hundred police officers from around the country attended a funeral Monday for a suburban Chicago lieutenant shot and killed last week, and residents of the area turned out by the thousands to watch the hearse go by. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, who was 52 and on the cusp of retirement after more than 30 years with the Fox Lake Police 30