• Ferguson officer placed on unpaid leave after calling Michael Brown memorial 'a piece of trash in the middle of the street'

    The spokesman for the Ferguson, Mo., police department has been placed on unpaid leave after calling the makeshift memorial to slain teenager Michael Brown a "piece of trash in the middle of the street."

    Yahoo News
  • Key developments in disappearance of AirAsia jet

    An AirAsia jet with 162 people on board disappeared Sunday while flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. Here's a look at the key developments:

    Associated Press
  • Missing flight is 3rd Malaysia-linked incident

    The disappearance Sunday of AirAsia Flight 8501 was the third air incident this year involving Malaysia, where budget carrier AirAsia in based. Here's a look at the two other disasters, as well as the latest missing flight, which went missing with 162 people aboard less than an hour after taking…

    Associated Press
  • Arizona police officer, suspect killed in shootout

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A 24-year-old police officer and a suspect died after a shootout Saturday afternoon.

    Associated Press
  • Iranian senior commander killed in Iraq

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior commander in Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq, the Guard said Sunday.

    Associated Press
  • Hippo jumps from moving truck in Taiwan, startling locals

    A hippo that panicked while being transported by truck in Taiwan jumped from the vehicle, breaking a leg and causing confused residents to report spotting a dinosaur on the loose. Television footage showed the enormous animal lying on the road with a white fluid oozing from its eyes after it jumped…

    AFP
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    Greece ferry fire

    Air crews began lifting passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea on Sunday, racing to rescue as many of the hundreds trapped on board as possible before nightfall as storms hampered seaborne operations. Helicopters were taking passengers off the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic in…

    Yahoo News
  • Farmers brace for labor shortage under new policy

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Farmers already scrambling to find workers in California — the nation's leading grower of fruits, vegetables and nuts — fear an even greater labor shortage under President Barack Obama's executive action to block some 5 million people from deportation.

    Associated Press
  • Five people stabbed in Washington restaurant

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five people were stabbed early on Saturday in a restaurant in Washington, D.C., police said. The incident occurred around 12:30 a.m. at McFadden's, a popular restaurant and nightclub on Pennsylvania Avenue, eight blocks from the White House in the nation's capital. All five…

    Reuters
  • Britain posts 41 million wills, including Princess Diana's

    London (AFP) - Some 41 million British wills dating back to 1858, including those of Winston Churchill and Princess Diana, were made available in an online database Saturday.

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    3 new charges filed against mom of murdered Raleigh toddler

    The move came as Raleigh police said Friday a search of a northern Wake County lake led to the discovery of human remains that could be the boy.

    WTVD – Raleigh/Durham
  • Hundreds Turn Their Back on de Blasio at NYPD Officer's Funeral

    Hundreds of police officers turned their backs on a screen showing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as he spoke at the funeral of one of two officers killed last week in what has been called an "assassination."The funeral at the Christ Tabernacle Church, in the Glendale neighborhood of Queens,…

    ABC News
  • Islamic State executed nearly 2,000 people in six months: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday. Islamic State also killed 120 of its own members, most of them foreign fighters trying to…

    Reuters
  • A Thousand Bison Sentenced to Die This Winter

    With frigid temperatures and a shrinking food supply, winter can be tough on Yellowstone National Park’s wildlife. And for the area’s 4,900 bison, it’s not just nature’s elements they’re fighting against.

    Takepart.com
  • Arizona officer killed during domestic violence investigation

    (Reuters) - An Arizona police officer investigating a domestic violence incident was shot dead by a suspect who then killed himself, police said. Flagstaff police officer Tyler Stewart, 24, was trying to contact suspect Robert Smith, 28, on Saturday when Smith fired several shots at Stewart before…

    Reuters
  • N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea blamed its recent Internet outage on the United States on Saturday and hurled racially charged insults at President Barack Obama over the hacking row involving the movie "The Interview."

    Associated Press
  • Protester in St. Louis area charged with arson

    BERKELEY, Mo. (AP) — A protester who advocated for peaceful demonstrations in Ferguson was charged Saturday with setting fire to a convenience store in a neighboring suburb.

    Associated Press
  • Nepal's thirsty capital loses ancient taps to construction

    From early morning, housewives carrying buckets and brass pots queue in the back streets of Nepal's capital for the free water pumped from a network of ancient stone spouts.

    AFP