The faithful eagerly await the Pope's visitThe faithful eagerly await the Pope's visitLocal parishes and Catholics have been preparing and looking forward to Pope Francis' forthcoming U.S. visit.
Typhoon Goni hits Okinawa after killing 15 in PhilippinesTyphoon Goni hits Okinawa after killing 15 in PhilippinesIn the Philippines, Goni dumped heavy rain on the mountainous north, then battered upland villages.
Australia celebrates Jason Day's first major winAustralia celebrates Jason Day's first major winAustralia celebrates Jason Day's journey from hardship to major champion
Super Typhoon Soudelor ravages Western PacificSuper Typhoon Soudelor ravages Western PacificSoutheast Asia braces for what could be a devastating blow from the super typhoon. USA TODAY science reporter Doyle Rice tells us what we can expect from the most powerful storm of 2015.
Philippines Hikes Defense Budget 25%Philippines Hikes Defense Budget 25%The Philippines is planning a 25 percent hike in its defense budget next year, mainly to bolster its claims in the disputed South China Sea, officials said Tuesday.
Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38Capsized Philippine ferry death toll rises to 38At least three more bodies have been recovered from a ferry that capsized in choppy waters in the central Philippines, raising the death toll in the accident to 38 with 15 others missing, the coast guard said Friday.
Former Livonia firefighter safe after ferry capsizesFormer Livonia firefighter safe after ferry capsizesLawrence Drake, 48, a former Livonia firefighter, said he was able to revive a woman.
Ferry capsizes in Philippines; 35 dead, 20 missingFerry capsizes in Philippines; 35 dead, 20 missingA ferry carrying 189 passengers and crew capsized Thursday minutes as it left a port in choppy waters
Quake zone: Reno native recalls Nepal experienceQuake zone: Reno native recalls Nepal experienceAlekz Londos photographs, gives aid in after earthquake.
Report: Economic growth failing to help poorest kidsReport: Economic growth failing to help poorest kidsGlobal resolve to rescue impoverished children from lives of squalor, disease and hunger has fallen short, UNICEF says
Extreme weather events linked to climate change, study saysExtreme weather events linked to climate change, study saysStudy: Weather events are becoming more severe due to man-made climate change.
Doctors build mobile tech to save kids' livesDoctors build mobile tech to save kids' livesStart-up THINKmd is on a mission to save the world's children from needless deaths
Ephraim: Last chance at plant sale and breakfastEphraim: Last chance at plant sale and breakfastIt was a shock to hear that John Maring died Tuesday
Coming eventsComing eventsEvents for this week.
West Salem man helping rebuild in NepalWest Salem man helping rebuild in NepalRay Arana, 57, is providing relief to those most affected by the earthquakes in Nepal
Marines earn medal for typhoon relief in the PhilippinesMarines earn medal for typhoon relief in the PhilippinesMarines who rushed to assist people in the Philippines following the deadly 2013 typhoon there are eligible for the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Filipinos: Pacquiao 'is still our hero'Filipinos: Pacquiao 'is still our hero'Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao's defeat in his much-anticipated fight.
U.S. troops survey need for military relief efforts in NepalU.S. troops survey need for military relief efforts in NepalAbout 20 troops from Okinawa have arrived in Nepal to help with relief efforts after an earthquake ravaged the country April 25.
Philippines liberty policy was decades in the makingPhilippines liberty policy was decades in the makingThe strict liberty policy during Balikatan 2015 exercise in the Philippines comes amid tension in the fractious alliance.
Thousands of Filipinos told to move out of typhoon's pathThousands of Filipinos told to move out of typhoon's pathWinds and rains will start battering the eastern seaboard of the main island of Luzon late Saturday .
The world's riskiest cities for natural disastersThe world's riskiest cities for natural disastersMore than half of the riskiest cities in the world for natural disasters reside in just four countries.
Typhoon humanitarian medal application coming soonTyphoon humanitarian medal application coming soonThe Humanitarian Service Medal has been approved for award to airmen and other U.S. service members who participated in Operation Damayan, the massive Pacific Command relief effort that followed Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in fall 2013.
Humanitarian Service medal approved for Philippine reliefHumanitarian Service medal approved for Philippine reliefMore than 13,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines eligible for Humanitarian Service Medal for Philippine relief.
David Beckham launches new UNICEF FundDavid Beckham launches new UNICEF FundDavid Beckham launched a new UNICEF project, 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund, in London on Monday.
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Australia Gives Philippines Two Naval Landing CraftAustralia Gives Philippines Two Naval Landing CraftAustralia is donating two decommissioned military landing craft to the Philippines after the archipelago struggled with relief efforts following Super Typhoon Haiyan, it was announced Sunday.
Peace Corps influences Fox Cities family, communityPeace Corps influences Fox Cities family, communitySarina Ufi volunteered in part because her parents met through the organization.
Pope Francis leaves Manila, overwhelmed by millionsPope Francis leaves Manila, overwhelmed by millionsPope Francis flew home Monday after a weeklong trip to Asia