• Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

    DETROIT (AP) — 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.

    Associated Press
  • Bama: a sight and stench of death after Boko Haram defeat

    The devastation is visible from the air in Bama. On the dusty roads that separate properties in the second-biggest town in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, the sight -- and smell -- is much worse, with evidence of atrocities everywhere.

    AFP
  • Heroin Use Is Soaring in One of the World’s Unlikeliest Places

    The growing appetite in Europe and North America for the world’s most notorious drug is inflicting serious collateral damage in an unexpected place: East Africa. “Soon after heroin entered [the Tanzanian port city of] Dar es Salaam in the 1990s, its cruder form—brown instead of white—snaked its way…

    Takepart.com
  • Arabs inch closer to old dream of joint Arab force

    SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Arab leaders meeting this weekend in this Egyptian Red Sea resort are moving closer than ever to creating a joint Arab military force, a sign of a new determination among Saudi Arabia, Egypt and their allies to intervene aggressively in regional hotspots, whether…

    Associated Press
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    Building collapse in New York City's East Village (35 photos)

    A building on fire near New York University collapsed on Thursday, and at least two people were critically injured, firefighters said. Orange flames and black smoke billowed from the facade and roof of the five-story building in Manhattan, near several NYU buildings and the Washington Square Park…

    Yahoo News
  • Germanwings pilot ordered jet down to 100 feet, trackers say

    The autopilot on the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps on Tuesday was switched to descend to 100 feet, its lowest possible setting, before it began its fatal plunge, according to data from a specialist aviation tracking service. French prosecutors say 28-year-old German…

    Reuters
  • When HIV Infects the Brain

    Just over 30 years ago, an international group of scientists discovered the HIV virus. While much progress has been made since the early days of the epidemic (in terms of awareness, prevention, and treatment), HIV and AIDS remain a leading cause of death worldwide, and rank as the number one cause…

    The Atlantic
  • Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.

    Associated Press
  • Sacked 'Top Gear' star Clarkson defends attack victim

    The outspoken former presenter of hit car show "Top Gear" Jeremy Clarkson on Thursday defended the co-worker he attacked in a fracas that led to his sacking by Britain's BBC. Clarkson's contract was not renewed after an internal BBC investigation found he physically attacked a "Top Gear" producer,…

    AFP
  • Man kills self in Colorado after eating pot candies: coroner

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A 22-year-old Oklahoma man committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at a Colorado ski resort after witnesses said he ate "a large amount" of marijuana-infused edibles, the local coroner said on Thursday. Luke Gregory Goodman died from a self-inflicted…

    Reuters
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    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.

    Associated Press
  • Saudi Arabia: the Gulf's best-equipped army

    Saudi Arabia has the best equipped armed forces in the Gulf region, while counting on its Western partners to guarantee its security, the International Institute for Strategic Studies says. Some 16,000 personnel are committed to air defences, 2,500 responsible for strategic missiles and 100,000 man…

    AFP
  • One killed, several injured in Texas highway beam collapse

    At least one person was killed and several others injured when a truck hit a beam on a highway bridge under construction above Interstate 35 in central Texas, causing a collapse that rained debris on vehicles, officials said. The accident took place in Salado, about 50 miles (80 km) north of…

    Reuters
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    Icelandic whaling (16 photos)

    In 1986, the International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling and most whaling nations destroyed or repurposed their related vessels, but Japan and Norway persisted. The Icelandic Hvalur whaling company picked up the practice again in 2006 and is the sole company that targets the…

    Yahoo News
  • Amish boy, 10, dies, two injured when buggy struck in Missouri

    (Reuters) - A 10-year-old Amish boy driving a buggy on a rural northwest Missouri highway died and two children were injured on Thursday when an SUV struck their rig from behind, authorities said. Impaired vision due to the rising sun may have contributed to the collision, which happened on…

    Reuters
  • Russia heads to 'America's backyard' to find salve for sanctions

    Russia took its global charm offensive to Latin America this week, as the Kremlin seeks to counter Western sanctions over its policies in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Over the past few days, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reassured Cuba of ongoing support, denounced US sanctions against Venezuela,…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Lawyer: Woman talking to police, kidnapping wasn't hoax

    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The lawyer for a California woman whose reported kidnapping is being investigated as a possible hoax said she has met with police and is cooperating with them.

    Associated Press