Nation-World

Sir Nicholas Winton saved the lives of 669 children during the Holocaust by putting them on trains to England and finding them foster homes.Sarah Caspari
A book that revisits the life of a beloved Alaska sea captain claims Vladimir Putin came to Alaska during the Exxon Valdez oil spill, years before his rise to prominence as a political force in Russia. A Russian expert says he's not convinced.  Alex DeMarban
A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius.Steve Megargee
BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion record settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.Kevin McGill and Rebecca Santana
Two years after President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi led a military takeover promising to restore order and security in Egypt, he faces a rising jihadi insurgency that has shaken the nation's stability. DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and KAREEM FAHIM
The Greek government has indicated to its creditors that it is willing to accept many of the terms of a bailout package that it had earlier rejected, if they are part of a broader deal to address the country’s funding needs for the next two years, officials said Wednesday.SUZANNE DALEY and NIKI KITSANTONIS
Cuba is one of a number of key foreign-policy issues in which President Obama has sought to get beyond what he has seen as mistaken policies of the past. The approach has been vaunted by some, vilified by others.Howard LaFranchi
The Department of Justice has launched an investigation into the possibility of improper collusion between several major U.S. airlines that could have resulted in higher airfare prices in recent years.James Queally
A few thousand people jammed a sidewalk and bike path on a bridge at the center of Portland at midnight Tuesday to mark the legalization of recreational pot in the state at 12:01 a.m.Tim Fought
Preliminary indications suggest arson was not the cause of a fire that destroyed a black church targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years ago, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday.Bruce Smith and Meg Kinnard