• Robin Williams' wife, children head to court in estate fight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Attorneys for Robin Williams' wife and children are headed to court in their battle over the late comedian's estate.

    Associated Press
  • Bride accused of niece's death after wedding found guilty

    BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony.

    Associated Press
  • South Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in $7.8 bln fighter deal

    Seoul (AFP) - South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet.

    AFP
  • Pennsylvania girl, 4, rides bus alone in search of slushie, shocks passengers

    (Reuters) - A 4-year-old Pennsylvania girl surprised a driver and passengers when she boarded a public bus alone in the middle of the night on a quest for a sugary slushy, transportation officials said on Sunday. Surveillance footage shows the pint-sized girl with blonde hair, bundled up in all…

    Reuters
  • UC Berkeley student missing after leaving Los Angeles party

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities and concerned relatives and friends sought the public's help on Sunday in finding a University of California, Berkeley student who went missing after he left a party near the University of Southern California.

    Associated Press
  • Theories behind riddle of Alps crash co-pilot's actions

    The crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 Tuesday has sparked a range of possible theories to explain the actions of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who investigators believe deliberately flew the plane into a mountainside. Mental health experts caution that suicide is usually the result of multiple,…

    AFP
  • John Tyler: America’s most unusual President?

    On the 225th birthday of John Tyler, Constitution Daily looks back at the legacy of a most unusual President who established the concept of presidential succession and eventually was elected to the Confederate Congress.

    National Constitution Center
  • Spain: 3 generations, all named Emma, die in France crash

    SANT CUGAT DEL VALLES, Spain (AP) — From a lush suburban valley near bustling Barcelona, three generations of a well-heeled family set off last week for a fun trip to Manchester, England: 12-year-old Emma Solera Pardo, her mother Emma Pardo Vidal, and grandmother Emma Vidal Bardan.

    Associated Press
  • Hunt resumes for Alps plane crash DNA, black box

    Seyne-les-Alpes (France) (AFP) - Investigators searching through the wreckage of the doomed Germanwings plane in the French Alps were forced Monday to resume the hunt on foot as bad weather hampered helicopter flights. "The teams will get to the site via the path that is already in existence," said…

    AFP50 mins ago
  • Strong quakes strike off South Pacific islands: USGS

    A series of strong earthquakes struck off the neighboring South Pacific Ocean states of Samoa and Tonga on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, just hours after a major tremor rattled Papua New Guinea to the west. A number of 6.8 magnitude quakes struck southwest of the Samoan capital…

    Reuters
  • Republicans see Obama as more imminent threat than Putin: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809…

    Reuters
  • Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black women while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

    Associated Press
  • International Cricket Council names World Cup XI

    New Zealand may have been thrashed by Australia in the World Cup final but they dominate the International Cricket Council's team of the tournament released Monday with Brendon McCullum named captain. "McCullum was chosen as the captain following his aggressive, innovative and inspirational…

    AFP
  • Amanda Knox: Why was her murder conviction overturned?

    On Friday, Italy’s highest criminal court acquitted Ms. Knox, an American, and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007. Lawyers for Mr. Sollecito had urged the courts to overturn the pair’s 2014 murder convictions, arguing that the guilty…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Last minutes of ill-fated Germanwings flight

    The Germanwings flight started like any other, the conversation in the cockpit normal, with co-pilot Andreas Lubitz offering no indication of the horror he would allegedly inflict. This is how Flight 4U 9525, which investigators believe Lubitz deliberately steered into a French mountainside,…

    AFP
  • Oregon home demolished after diesel dumped into basement

    PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon couple took it all in stride as they watched the demolition of a house they owned for nearly 30 years.

    Associated Press