National & World News

National & World What's next for Bakersfield man sentenced in North Korea? What's next for Bakersfield man sentenced in North Korea? (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A 24-year-old Bakersfield man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor in North Korea, and a California State University, Bakersfield political science professor thinks that government is using the situation to put pressure on the United States and other governments, to get more global attention.
National & World Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State
As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.
National & World Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task
When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.
National & World Family: Remember slain hostage for helping others Family: Remember slain hostage for helping others
British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria.