Explosion rocks NYC neighborhood
The blast causes a fire and partial collapse at an apartment building in Manhattan.
03/26/2015 - 07:53 PM
Co-pilot deliberately slams plane in Alps; families ask why
PARIS (AP) — Passengers with moments to live screamed in terror and the pilot frantically pounded on the locked cockpit door as a 27-year-old German co-pilot deliberately and wordlessly smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.
03/26/2015 - 09:51 PM
Politicians are the only people who can't be addicted to their phones
Life inside a presidential campaign bubble has long been maligned as a suffocating, alienating experience.
01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM
Germanwings tragedy: How post-9/11 safety measures factored into crash
After Sept. 11, many airline carriers strengthened cockpit doors and made it more difficult for anyone to get inside once the pilot activated the lock switch — which prevented the captain of Flight 4U 9525 from regaining control.
03/26/2015 - 04:21 PM
National Guardsman, cousin arrested for trying to join Islamic State
The FBI has arrested two men -- one of them a current member of the Illinois National Guard -- for allegedly trying to join ISIS, the brutal terrorist group wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq, authorities said. Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested at Chicago Midway International Airport as he was trying to fly to Egypt, according to authorities. His cousin, Jonas Edmonds, 29, was arrested at his home. Hasan Edmonds first came onto the FBI’s radar in late 2014 as he hatched a plan for Hasan Edmonds to join ISIS overseas while Jonas Edmonds launched an attack inside the United States, according to the Justice Department.
03/26/2015 - 04:39 PM
'Distrust and Verify': How Obama will sell an Iran nuke deal
The White House is gearing up for an unprecedented campaign to sell a potential pact.
01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM
Grateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far worse.
03/26/2015 - 09:46 PM
U.S. House okays bipartisan bill to fix Medicare doctor payments
By Susan Cornwell and Caroline Humer WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a bill to permanently repair the formula for reimbursing Medicare physicians, marking a rare bipartisan achievement and sending the issue next to the Senate. The measure drafted and driven forward by Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi would fix a long-standing problem with how Medicare pays doctors. The Senate may not act until it returns from a two-week recess that starts this weekend. Democratic President Barack Obama praised the House passage and said he hoped the Senate would approve the measure too, because he wants to sign it.
03/26/2015 - 10:46 PM
Building collapses in New York's East Village neighborhood, police say
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A building collapsed on Thursday in New York City's East Village neighborhood, police said. There was no immediate information on possible injuries, said a spokesman for the New York Police Department. (Reporting by Laila Kearney, Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst)
03/26/2015 - 11:08 PM
White House crafts first-ever plan to fight superbugs
By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Lisa Baertlein NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The White House is due to issue an ambitious plan to slow the growing and deadly problem of antibiotic resistance over the next five years, one that requires massive investments and policy changes from a broad array of U.S. government health agencies, according to a copy of the report reviewed by Reuters. The 60-page report is the first ever to tackle antibiotic resistance so broadly. Administration officials were not immediately available to comment. Doctors and health experts have warned for decades that rising rates of resistant bacteria are leading to tens of thousands of deaths, threatening to nullify modern medical advancements.
03/26/2015 - 09:58 PM
Bergdahl says he tried to escape Taliban captors a dozen times
U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl tried to escape his Taliban captors a dozen times in five years as a prisoner of war, once remaining free for nine days, but each time he was found and brutally beaten, he said in a statement released on Wednesday. The statement, Bergdahl's first account of his time as a Taliban prisoner, was released by his attorney, Eugene Fidell, after the Army charged Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior in the face of the enemy in connection with his capture.
03/26/2015 - 05:50 AM
Saudi Arabia begin airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saudi Arabia began airstrikes Wednesday against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen, vowing that the Sunni kingdom will do "anything necessary" to restore a deposed government that has been routed by the Iranian-backed group.
03/26/2015 - 12:59 AM
James O'Keefe video purportedly catches Cornell dean encouraging pro-IS groups
A video released this week by Project Veritas, O’Keefe’s nonprofit investigative organization, purports to expose Cornell as a welcoming environment for terrorist groups like IS and Hamas.
03/25/2015 - 10:12 PM
Bergdahl may face life in prison
The Army sergeant is charged with misbehavior before the enemy and desertion.
03/26/2015 - 03:30 AM
Germanwings plane went down in French Alps within a mile of 1953 crash site
The Germanwings airplane fell from the sky extremely close to an Air France crash site from 1953.
03/25/2015 - 08:39 PM
U.S. conducting airstrikes to help Iraq retake Tikrit
WASHINGTON (AP) — At Iraq's request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq.
03/26/2015 - 04:07 AM
Knox defense calls conviction grave error
ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox's defense lawyer urged Italy's highest court on Wednesday to overturn the American's conviction in the 2007 murder of her British roommate, calling it a "grave judicial error."
03/25/2015 - 08:02 PM
Live updates: 3 Americans killed in French Alps plane crash
Germanwings releases more information about the passengers as crews sift through debris.
03/24/2015 - 01:04 PM
Live: Jurors see dorm room evidence at Tsarnaev trial
This is day 13 of testimony in admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s federal death penalty trial in Boston. Prosecutors are expected to continue with additional testimony about evidence found in Tsarnaev’s dorm room at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
03/25/2015 - 12:23 PM
Mark Holden wants you to love the Koch brothers
Holden’s become the face of the Kochs’ push to reform the criminal justice system, an effort that’s made allies out of former enemies and softened the billionaire brothers’ image.
01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM
Italy court told Knox conviction case perfect, ruling delayed
An Italian prosecutor told the country's top court Wednesday that Amanda Knox's conviction for the sensational murder of British student Meredith Kercher was "beyond reproach". Mario Pinelli said there should be no doubt that Knox, an American, and her Italian ex-lover Raffaele Sollecito were responsible for the 2007 killing, as ruled by a Florence court last year.
03/25/2015 - 07:30 PM
No Netanyahu veto on Iran deal, top senator says
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on Tuesday flatly denied that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s influence in Congress means that he could kill a nuclear agreement with Iran.
01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM
Wisconsin officer, bank robbery suspect killed in shootout
(Reuters) - A Wisconsin State Patrol officer and a bank robbery suspect were killed in a shootout on Tuesday evening, officials said. The trooper began following a car matching the description of the suspect's vehicle around 5:30 p.m. local time in the city of Fond du Lac before the gun battle, Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb told reporters at a brief news conference. Lamb said no other suspects were being sought and that the Wisconsin Department of Justice was leading the investigation. David Matthews, the administrator of the justice department's criminal investigation division, said it was too early to provide additional information about the shooting.
03/25/2015 - 04:26 AM
Could John Kasich be the GOP's secret weapon in 2016?
Spend a few days with the governor and you start to see how he could shake up the race.
01/01/1970 - 12:00 AM
White House: U.S. to slow troop withdrawal from Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Tuesday that the U.S. will slow its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, maintaining 9,800 troops in the country through the end of 2015 instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned.
03/24/2015 - 07:12 PM
Israel denies report it spied on U.S.-Iran nuke talks
Israel has spied on Iran's nuclear talks with the United States and other major powers, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Israel quickly dismissed the report as "not true", and denied spying on the United States. The Journal report, quoting current and former US officials, said the operation was designed to infiltrate the talks and help build a case against the emerging terms of a deal. Besides eavesdropping, Israel obtained information from confidential US briefings, informants and diplomatic contacts in Europe, the officials told the Journal.
03/24/2015 - 08:44 AM
Cancer experts laud Angelina Jolie's decision to remove ovaries
Two years after a double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, a move cancer experts described as courageous and influential. The movie director and philanthropist, who is the wife of actor Brad Pitt and the mother of six children, said in an op-ed column in the New York Times on Tuesday that she had the surgery last week after blood tests showed what could have been early signs of the disease. Jolie, 39, carries a mutation in the BRCA1 gene that increases her risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Her mother died of ovarian cancer at the age of 56.
03/24/2015 - 08:04 PM
Utah becomes only state to restore firing squad
Utah became the only US state to restore the firing squad as a method of execution on Monday, as its governor Gary Herbert signed a bill on the emotive issue into law. The legislation, approved by the western US state's senate earlier this month, allows for a firing squad if drugs used for executions are unavailable, as has recently been the case in a number of US states. "We regret anyone ever commits the heinous crime of aggravated murder to merit the death penalty and we prefer to use our primary method of lethal injection when such a sentence is issued," added the spokesman, Marty Carpenter. "However, when a jury makes the decision and a judge signs a death warrant, enforcing that lawful decision is the obligation of the executive branch," he said.
03/24/2015 - 10:20 AM
Warrant: Ferguson shooting suspect confessed on hidden cam
A confidential informant wearing a hidden video camera recorded accused gunman Jeffrey L. Williams admitting that he fired the shots that seriously wounded two police officers during a recent demonstration in Ferguson, Mo., according to search warrants obtained by Yahoo News.
03/23/2015 - 10:00 PM
Poll: Most Boston residents oppose death penalty for Tsarnaev
A new poll finds most Boston residents oppose the death penalty for admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
03/23/2015 - 08:39 PM
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