French soldiers prepare to leave their garrison to patrol in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. France ordered 10,000 troops into the streets Monday to protect sensitive sites — nearly half of them to guard Jewish schools — as it hunted for accomplices to the Islamic militants who left 17 people dead as they terrorized the nation.

Homegrown attacks like those in Paris worry analysts

Home-grown, less well-coordinated and more self-contained than a complex attack like those of Sept. 11, these plots involve fewer communicat…

In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, tourists sunbathe as a vendor sells kites decorated with Cuba's flag on a beach near Havana, Cuba. A new set of U.S. government regulations takes effect Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, severely loosening the 50-decade long travel and trade restrictions for Cuba.

Moving swiftly, US eases travel and trade rules on Cuba

A new set of government regulations takes effect Friday, severely loosening travel and trade restrictions that have been in place for 54 yea…


Teen wins music scholarship

The winner, 16-year-old Jordan Oudenhoven, described how his grandfather gave him a guitar shortly before he died.