Qatar, the 2022 World Cup host, was eliminated in qualifying for next year's tournament on Tuesday night and Denmark put itself in nearly as dismal a position.
The State Department on Monday staunchly rejected a news report that claimed high-ranking department officials had quashed several internal investigations into allegations of sexual assault, drug dealing, prostitution solicitation and other criminal activity by American diplomatic personnel overseas in recent years.
Lionel Messi has been cleared by Barcelona's team doctors to play in Argentina's World Cup qualifiers against Colombia and Ecuador.
President Obama's pick to be his top trade adviser told lawmakers Thursday that he would push for Congress to restore the administration's "fast-track" authority to negotiate free-trade pacts, as the administration gears up for major market-opening talks with the European Union and with Asia-Pacific nations.
Saying that drug trafficking in West Africa has become "a plague," the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday announced the unsealing of charges against four suspected drug traffickers accused of attempting to secured safe passage for millions of dollars worth of heroin from West Africa to the United States by paying off an airport insider.
Iran's support of international terrorism has reached levels unseen since the 1990s, but the top cadre of al Qaeda leaders have largely been decimated in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the State Department said Thursday in its latest report on worldwide terrorism.
Profiles of the 33 drivers in Sunday's Indianapolis 500, in starting order with car number in parentheses, age, hometown, engine, race team, and biographical information (w-former winner; r-rookie):
Carlos Munoz remembers spilling into the streets of his native Bogota the minute that Juan Pablo Montoya crossed the finish line to win the Indianapolis 500.
Carlos Munoz's initiation to Indianapolis went relatively smoothly.