Nation & world

  1. FiOS boosting upload speeds


    Good news for Verizon customers: The company is rolling out symmetrical broadband speeds for FiOS subscribers. That means upload speeds and download speeds will now be equal. Getting the same speeds in both directions will help users put larger files into their cloud storage locker, for example, or upload high-quality …

  2. FAA tells U.S. airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv


    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.

    A Delta Air Lines jet takes off at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Mich., in this file photo.  [Associated Press]
  3. Bodies, black boxes from crash handed over in Ukraine


    DONETSK, Ukraine — After days of resistance, pro-Russian rebels on Monday yielded some ground in the crisis surrounding downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 — handing over passengers' bodies, relinquishing the plane's black boxes and pledging broader access for investigators to the crash site.

    A Malaysian investigator takes a black box from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 as it is handed over from Donetsk People’s Republic officials to Malaysian representatives in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
  4. Journey home finally begins for crash victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17


    TOREZ, Ukraine — In the end, they were sent off alone, without ceremony, well-wishers or anyone much beyond a handful of armed rebels on the platform.

    Bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were loaded on a train Monday to be transported across Ukraine to an international team of experts that would attempt to identify remains. 
  5. Texas governor to send National Guard troops to Mexico border


    HOUSTON — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, seizing on a get-tough immigration message that foreshadows the approach to the current crisis by his party in Congress and could position him in another bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

    During a news conference Monday in Austin, Texas, Gov. Rick Perry talks about his plan to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border with Mexico.