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San Francisco broke clear in the late innings after a dour pitching duel and beat Atlanta 7-0 on Thursday to win its fourth straight game and move within half a game of the National League West division lead.

The Giants also moved six games ahead of division rival San Diego,…

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A 45-year-old male patient at a clinic in Kadoma, Osaka, has been arrested on suspicion of attacking a woman working at the reception desk with a knife.

According to police, the man attacked the 58-year-old woman at the ENT (ear, nose and throat) Kuriyama Clinic at around 5 p.m. Thursday,…

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British Prime Minister David Cameron prepared Friday to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "flexible and imaginative" EU reforms, but faces an uphill battle against Franco-German plans for a more integrated eurozone.

The second day of Cameron's European tour came as his government published a law paving the way for…

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TOKYO (AP) — A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, and authorities ordered residents to evacuate the island.

Mount Shindake erupted about 10 a.m. (0100 GMT) in spectacular fashion, spewing towering black-gray clouds into the sky.

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that pyroclastic flows from…

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Japan has reported that its jobless rate dropped to an 18-year low in April, but industrial production, inflation and household spending were muted as consumers kept purse strings tight.

The government said Friday that the unemployment rate was 3.3% in April, the lowest since April 1997, as the number of…

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Pink Floyd founding members Roger Waters and Nick Mason joked while unveiling a memorial plaque on Thursday that they were so bad at first that they wouldn't have passed an audition on a talent show.

The pair, together with the late Richard Wright, formed the group while studying architecture at…

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Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free.

The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google's desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually every part of people's lives.

Google will provide unlimited storage of all photos up…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday banned the release of information about troop deaths in "special operations" during peacetime, as the Kremlin continues to rebuff accusations its soldiers are fighting in Ukraine.

Putin signed an amendment adding to what Russia classifies as "state secrets" any "information revealing losses of personnel...…

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Saudi-led coalition strikes against Iran-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen's second city Aden on Thursday and ground clashes killed at least 40 Huthis and their allies, the city's deputy governor said.

Residents reported non-stop air raids on rebel positions across the city amid heavy fighting.

The coalition air campaign against the…

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Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free.

The online photo service announced Thursday is the latest example of Google's desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually every part of people's lives.

Google will provide unlimited storage of all photos up…

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