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10 killed in stampede

Mar 27, 2015 / 6:04 am

At least 10 people were killed and dozens more injured Friday in a stampede during a Hindu religious gathering in Bangladesh, police said. Local police chief Nazrul Islam said the accident took place in Langalbandh, a Hindu pilgrimage spot on the banks of the Brahmaputra river, 20 kilometres (12...

Russia offers job to Clarkson

Mar 27, 2015 / 6:02 am

A television station owned by the Russian defence ministry is offering a job to former "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson. The BBC announced Wednesday that it wouldn't renew Clarkson's contract after a fracas with a producer, ending his connection to the immensely popular...

Co-pilot was hiding illness

Mar 27, 2015 / 5:57 am

Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday. The evidence came from the search of Lubitz's homes in two...

Search for jet crash motive

Mar 27, 2015 / 5:53 am

Police have searched the homes of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in two German cities in search of an explanation for why he may have crashed a passenger plane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. German tabloid Bild reported Friday that Lubitz had a "serious depressive...

Obama discusses drug war

Mar 26, 2015 / 8:11 pm

Talk of overhauling the criminal justice system is serious business — but before diving into the subject, President Barack Obama had something else he wanted to say. Obama told David Simon, creator of the acclaimed HBO series "The Wire," that he was a huge fan of the program...

Girl: mother killed siblings

Mar 26, 2015 / 8:08 pm

A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew. Details of death and extreme abuse emerged Thursday as Mitchelle Blair appeared in court, two days after the...

Building explodes, 12 hurt

Mar 26, 2015 / 3:00 pm

An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble, and flames spread to two nearby buildings, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village. The mayor said preliminary evidence suggested a...
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Co-pilot ignored screams

Mar 26, 2015 / 12:46 pm

Ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door, the co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself inside the cockpit and deliberately rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps as passengers screamed in terror, a prosecutor said Thursday. In a split second, all 150 people...

Saudis bomb Yemen rebels

Mar 26, 2015 / 11:26 am

Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday, leading a regional coalition in a campaign against Shiite rebels who have taken over much of the country and drove out the president. The dramatic military assault turns impoverished, fragmented Yemen into a new front in the...

Co-pilot was 'very happy'

Mar 26, 2015 / 9:25 am

Andreas Lubitz never showed any sign he was anything but thrilled to have landed a job with Germanwings, according to those who taught him the trade as a teenager in this town in the woody hills of Western Germany. On Thursday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight...

Pet lioness gives birth

Mar 26, 2015 / 8:20 am

It's a baby boom for the owner of a pet lioness in central Pakistan. The African lioness named Queen has given birth to five healthy cubs. Lions normally have litters of two or three cubs. Owner Malik Fazal Abbas said he has had 4-year-old Queen since she was 2 months old. She mated with...

No terrorist factor in crash

Mar 26, 2015 / 6:15 am

1:45 p.m. (1245 GMT 8:45 a.m. EDT) Germany's top security official says that there are "no indications of any kind of terrorist background" to the Germanwings crash, which a French prosecutor has blamed on the German co-pilot. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said German...

King's burial creates buzz

Mar 26, 2015 / 6:13 am

Richard III is England's comeback king. The 15th-century monarch was killed in battle, buried in anonymity, vilified for centuries and discovered under a parking lot. On Thursday, he will be reburied with dignified ceremony in the presence of royalty, religious leaders — and Hollywood...

Dancing grannies curtailed

Mar 26, 2015 / 6:08 am

Along with two dozen of her fellow "dancing grannies," 60-year-old Zhang Jinsu twirls and steps her way every night across a central Beijing plaza, sometimes gliding over the pavement like a butterfly, at other times marching with a plastic rifle. But when new Chinese government...

13 die in scaffold collapse

Mar 26, 2015 / 6:01 am

Vietnam's prime minister on Thursday ordered a swift investigation into a scaffolding collapse that killed 13 workers and injured dozens, while a unit of South Korea's Samsung Group involved in the construction project offered initial assistance to victims' families. All the victims...

Jet crash was 'intentional'

Mar 26, 2015 / 5:50 am

The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside "intentionally" sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the commander left the cockpit, presumably to go to the lavatory, and then was...

Tornadoes hit central US

Mar 25, 2015 / 9:09 pm

The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others. Tulsa County Sheriff's Capt. Billy McKelvey said one person was killed in a mobile home park near suburban Sand...

Kidnapping a possible hoax

Mar 25, 2015 / 9:08 pm

Police say there is no evidence that a California woman who had been reported abducted by her boyfriend and who disappeared for two days was actually kidnapped. Vallejo police said in a statement late Wednesday that it appears the disappearance of Denise Huskins was "an orchestrated event...

Teens die in murder suicide

Mar 25, 2015 / 8:52 pm

A young teenager shot his two brothers Wednesday during an argument over food, killing one and wounding the other, before fatally shooting himself. The shooting happened shortly after 6 p.m. in Hudson, Florida, a community in suburban Pasco County about an hour north of downtown Tampa, said...

No bacon prompts shooting

Mar 25, 2015 / 7:53 pm

A western Michigan woman has been convicted on weapons charges for shooting at a McDonald's restaurant after workers twice failed to put bacon on her burgers. Authorities say 30-year-old Shaneka Torres became angry in February 2014 when the first burger she ordered at the restaurant's...
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