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Phone catches fire on flight

Sep 25, 2016 / 8:21 am
A smoking cellphone caused some tense moments on an airline flight in India, Friday. The Indigo Airlines Airbus A-320 was descending towards Chennai, on the country's southeast coast, when a passenger noticed smoke coming from an overhead locker. The flight was en route from...

Mall suspect 'zombie-like'

Sep 25, 2016 / 7:40 am
The 20-year-old suspect in a deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared "zombie-like" when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt, authorities say. As the Seattle suburb of Burlington absorbed the news, critical questions remained,...

Clinton, Trump debate

Sep 25, 2016 / 4:56 am
Donald Trump needs to prove to voters that he has the policy depth and gravitas to serve as commander in chief. Hillary Clinton needs a moment to connect with Americans who question whether she can be trusted. In an election year that has upended political convention, the candidates' best...

Pippa's phone hacked

Sep 24, 2016 / 10:21 pm
London police say they are investigating the reported hacking of the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and the alleged theft of 3,000 photographs. The Sun newspaper said Saturday it had been contacted by a purported hacker seeking to sell the images...

Arrest in mall shooting

Sep 24, 2016 / 8:09 pm
UPDATE: 8:44 p.m. The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead is in custody, authorities said Saturday. The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management said via Twitter Saturday evening that the suspect had been captured. No other details were immediately...

Syrian troops advance

Sep 24, 2016 / 7:26 pm
Syrian troops captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo on Saturday, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighbourhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 1/2-year civil war. The U.N. meanwhile said that nearly 2 million...

Shooting in Baltimore

Sep 24, 2016 / 7:21 pm
UPDATE: 8:22 p.m. Three gunmen shot and wounded eight people including a 3-year-old girl on an east Baltimore street Saturday night, the city's police commissioner said, adding the suspects fled and that the victims were expected to survive. The shooting erupted outside some rowhouses...


Cruz agonized by decision

Sep 24, 2016 / 6:51 pm
Ted Cruz appears uncomfortable defending the man he says he'll vote for in November, Donald Trump. Addressing a policy forum organized by The Texas Tribune, the Texas senator said Saturday it was "agonizing" making the decision to back Trump, whom he once called a...

Release of shooting footage

Sep 24, 2016 / 2:58 pm
Charlotte's police chief announced Saturday that he would release body and dashboard camera footage of the shooting of a black man after several days of demonstrations that have coalesced around demands that the public see the video. Chief Kerr Putney said at a news conference that the video...

City 'changed forever'

Sep 24, 2016 / 12:57 pm
A gunman police said killed five people in a Washington state mall remained at large Saturday as authorities appealed for help in identifying the suspect but said there were no indications the slayings north of Seattle were a terrorist act. People fled, customers hid in dressing rooms and...

Death at Strombo's home

Sep 24, 2016 / 8:39 am
Actor Richard Hong has been identified as the man found dead early Friday at the Los Angeles home rented by television personality George Stroumboulopoulos. Police said Hong was a 41-year-old Canadian who lived in Los Angeles. They said he died of blunt force trauma. Stroumboulopoulos, the...

Screams as tiger attacks

Sep 24, 2016 / 8:03 am
A zookeeper screamed for help into her radio before she was fatally attacked by a Malayan tiger, but the 350-pound animal crushed her neck before her co-workers could reach her, an autopsy report released Friday showed. The Palm Beach County medical examiner determined that Stacey Konwiser, 38,...

4 dead in shooting

Sep 23, 2016 / 9:05 pm
Authorities in Washington state say four people have been killed during a shooting at a mall north of Seattle and that at least one suspect remains at large. The Washington State Patrol says on Twitter that the four were shot Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles (105...

Obama vetoes 9-11 bill

Sep 23, 2016 / 7:56 pm
President Barack Obama rejected a bill Friday that would have allowed the families of 9-11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, arguing it undermined national security and setting up the possibility Congress may override his veto for the first time in his presidency. Obama's move...

Bombs rain on Syria

Sep 23, 2016 / 1:59 pm
Syria's military threatened a ground offensive in Aleppo and pounded the city's rebel-held neighbourhoods with airstrikes on Friday, killing dozens, demolishing buildings and damaging a main water station in an escalation that could doom faltering attempts to revive a cease-fire. Rebels...

Make America scared again

Sep 23, 2016 / 1:58 pm
More than half the country fears a Trump presidency. And only about a third of Americans believe he is at least somewhat qualified to serve in the White House. In the final sprint to Election Day, a new Associated Press-GfK poll underscores those daunting roadblocks for Donald Trump as he tries...

Carpool trickster caught

Sep 23, 2016 / 9:55 am
A California driver has been cited for using a mannequin — not a real person — to drive in the carpool lane. The Orange County Register reports that Brea police found the mannequin Friday inside a truck on the congested 57 freeway. The truck veered out of the carpool lane close to...

Clowns not tickled by trend

Sep 23, 2016 / 6:28 am
Police are encouraging caution amid a rash of public complaints and social media reports in a number of states of people dressed like clowns and acting suspiciously, even if they think many are knucklehead pranksters or simply bogus. Real clowns are just plain miffed. Authorities in...

Deeper into race debate

Sep 23, 2016 / 6:21 am
Stepping deeper into America's race debate, Donald Trump on Thursday warned African-American protesters that their outrage was creating suffering in their own community, as he worked to walk a line between his law-and-order toughness and new minority outreach. "The rioting in our...

10 in of rain soak Midwest

Sep 23, 2016 / 6:18 am
Several Midwestern states were a soggy mess Thursday after up to 10 inches of rain fell in parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa and triggered mudslides that caused one death. Washed-out railroad tracks derailed a train in southwestern Wisconsin, where a mudslide destroyed a house and killed...

FBI: Brad Pitt an abuser?

Sep 23, 2016 / 6:13 am
The FBI is gathering information about an incident involving Brad Pitt and his family aboard a private flight last week, the agency confirmed Thursday. Spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said the agency is still evaluating whether to open an investigation into allegations Pitt was abusive during the...

Swastikas at college dorm

Sep 23, 2016 / 6:10 am
Two students at a Northern California university scrawled swastikas and other hate speech in residence halls, the campus president said Thursday. The swastikas were found Tuesday at two separate dormitories that mostly house first-year students at San Jose State University. Next to one of the...

Cop charged in man's death

Sep 22, 2016 / 8:57 pm
Prosecutors charged a white Oklahoma police officer with first-degree manslaughter Thursday, less than a week after she killed an unarmed black man on a city street and just days after police released graphic videos, saying in court documents the officer "reacted unreasonably." Tulsa...

Wildfire breaks out

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:27 pm
Another wildfire, possibly sparked by a downed powerline, broke out Wednesday and forced the evacuation of buildings on a large central California military base where another blaze has been burning all week, officials said. The new blaze broke out at 2 p.m. on the north side of the coastal,...

Police force man to eat pot

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:26 pm
Three Phoenix police officers have resigned after a man alleged they forced him to eat marijuana found in his vehicle to avoid going to jail, Chief Joseph Yahner said Thursday. A fourth officer, Jeff Farrior, was demoted from lieutenant to sergeant for being aware of last week's incident and...

Yahoo hack 'shocking'

Sep 22, 2016 / 3:39 pm
Computer hackers swiped personal information from at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in what is believed to be the biggest digital break-in at an email provider. The massive security breakdown disclosed Thursday poses new headaches for beleaguered Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer as she scrambles to...

Truce collapsed by US?

Sep 22, 2016 / 3:26 pm
He's been stigmatized internationally, a contentious figure presiding over a ruinous civil war that seems to slip into further depravity every day. But in his power base in the Syrian capital, President Bashar Assad projected confidence — conceding nothing to his critics, and accusing the...

Celebrities against Trump

Sep 22, 2016 / 2:31 pm
Under the veil of asking U.S. residents to get out and vote, celebrities are telling residents not to vote for Donald Trump. Joss Whedon launched a star-studded campaign this week encouraging people everywhere to vote. The video above was released by activist production company Save The Day...

Killed kids in front of wife

Sep 22, 2016 / 1:10 pm
A Detroit-area man who served 16 years in prison for killing his first wife was charged Thursday with killing his two children and two stepchildren, and torturing his wife. Prosecutors allege that Gregory V. Green bound his wife, cut her face with a box cutter and shot her in the foot before...

3 die in rescue crash

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:53 am
The Russian Emergencies Ministry says three people have died when one of its helicopters crashed near Moscow. The Mi-8 helicopter went down during a training mission late Wednesday, killing Roman Frolov, the chief of the Zhukovsky aviation rescue centre, and two other men. It crashed into a...

Trump plan big on debt

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:52 am
A new analysis from a non-partisan group finds that Donald Trump's latest tax proposals would increase the federal debt by $5.3 trillion over the next decade, compared with $200 billion if Hillary Clinton's ideas were enacted. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget looked at...

US Marine jet crashes

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:45 am
A U.S. Marine Corps AV-8 Harrier fighter jet crashed Thursday into the ocean off the coast of southwestern Okinawa in Japan, but the pilot ejected safely from the aircraft and was rescued. The U.S. military in Camp Butler in Okinawa said the cause of the crash is still under investigation. The...

Mayor pied in the face

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:43 am
A man smacked Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a pie at a charity dinner, and an official says the former NBA star went on the defensive. The mayor had given a speech at the Seeds of HOPE dinner at Sacramento Charter High School Wednesday night before the man came up, pulled the...

Mexico eyes rain harvesting

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:39 am
Edgar Serralde Galicia lives in a part of Mexico City known for water: Xochimilco, where picturesque canals have irrigated produce grown on man-made islands and served as transportation routes since the days of the Aztecs. But like roughly a million residents of the capital, Serralde isn't...

Lab chimps get new homes

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:32 am
A birthday celebration at the Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest for Foxie, a chimp marking her 40th birthday, underlines a painful past. Foxie was born in a Texas laboratory and was used for hepatitis experiments, which included frequent liver biopsies. Sanctuaries across the U.S. are preparing for...

Men with suitcase sought

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:29 am
Investigators of last weekend's bombings are seeking two men who took a suitcase they found on a city street, possibly without realizing a wired pressure cooker they removed from it and left behind could have blown them to bits. Police investigating the bombings in New York and New Jersey...

Second night of protests

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:22 am
Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a second night of violence, with police firing tear gas at angry protesters and a man being critically wounded by gunfire. North Carolina's governor...

THC-laced candy at fair

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:20 am
Operators of a Maryland county fair are shutting down a vendor suspected of selling candies laced with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Great Frederick Fair Executive Assistant Karen Crum says directors voted to remove the booth Wednesday, a day after sheriff's deputies seized...

'He's going to kill us'

Sep 22, 2016 / 6:16 am
A patron hiding inside the Pulse gay nightclub as a gunman carried out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history whispered to a dispatcher on a 911 call, "He is going to kill us." The 911 call was among more than 20 released Wednesday by the Orange County Sheriff's Office. The...

Plans for school shooting

Sep 21, 2016 / 8:59 pm
A student had a list of 33 names of students and staff members from his Southern California high school who he wanted to shoot, and a detailed plan to do it, authorities said Wednesday. The student at Encore High School had the intent and capability to carry out the attack, San Bernardino County...
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