• Kate Hudson reveals derriere at Versace, Portman hits Dior

    PARIS (AP) — At Paris' high-octane couture week, what happens on the catwalk is only half the story.

    Associated Press
  • Sheriff: Bodies found near vehicle of missing Ga. couple

    McRAE, Ga. (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who were reported missing after traveling to meet a person claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake and two bodies were found nearby, authorities said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • China officials dine on endangered salamander: reports

    Chinese officials feasted on a critically endangered giant salamander and turned violent when journalists photographed the luxury banquet, according to media reports Tuesday on the event which appeared to flout Beijing's austerity campaign. The 28 diners included senior police officials from the…

    AFP
  • Exclusive: AirAsia probe vets possible computer glitch, crew response

    By Siva Govindasamy and Tim Hepher SINGAPORE/PARIS (Reuters) - Investigators probing the crash of an AirAsia jetliner are examining maintenance records of a key part of its automated control systems, and how the pilots may have handled the plane if it failed, two people familiar with the matter…

    Reuters
  • The DEA Is Spying on Millions of Cars All Over the U.S.

    On one hand, the Drug Enforcement Administration has been building "a database to track in real time the movement of vehicles around the U.S., a secret domestic intelligence-gathering program that scans and stores hundreds of millions of records." If you drive in populated areas your movements have…

    The Atlantic
  • Denver police shoot, kill young woman who struck officer with car

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A young woman suspected of driving a stolen car filled with teenage passengers was shot dead by Denver police on Monday after she struck an officer with the vehicle as he approached on foot, authorities said. Denver Police Chief Robert White told reporters that…

    Reuters
  • Bodies, Vehicle Found in Georgia Search for Missing Craigslist Car Couple

    A suspect has turned himself in to authorities investigating the disappearance of a Georgia couple who vanished last week while going to meet someone to buy a vintage car

    ABC News
  • Mentally disabled US man to be executed Tuesday

    An intellectually disabled death row inmate in the US state of Georgia is scheduled to die Tuesday, as lawyers and advocates petition for his life to be spared. On Thursday, lawyers for Warren Hill, 54, filed an appeal with the US Supreme court to stop the execution based on his intellectual…

    AFP
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    Church of England consecrates first woman bishop (22 photos)

    The Church of England consecrated its first woman bishop on Monday, the culmination of years of efforts by Church modernizers to overcome opposition from traditionalists - one of whom briefly shouted a protest during the service. More than two decades after the Church allowed women to become…

    Yahoo News
  • Mom on trial accused of killing 5-year-old with salt

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A confounding and heartbreaking murder case alleging that a mother purposely poisoned her 5-year-old son with salt and documented his decline on social media began Monday in the New York suburbs.

    Associated Press
  • Fidel Castro: 'I don't trust the US, nor have I spoken with them'

    Fidel Castro does not "trust the US, nor have I spoken with them," the revolutionary icon, 88, said in a letter attributed to him and read out on state television Monday. "That does not represent -- far from it -- a rejection of peacefully settling conflicts," said the letter, a week after…

    AFP
  • Missing hiker found dead in Washington state's Olympic National Park

    A 60-year-old Washington state hiker reported missing on Christmas Eve has been found dead in steep, densely forested terrain of the Olympic National Park, a park official said on Monday. Search crews backed by dog teams recovered the body of James Thomas Griffin on Sunday about a third of a mile…

    Reuters
  • Philippine police commander fired after 44 commandos die

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have removed the commander of a police special action force from his post after at least 44 anti-terror commandos were killed in a clash with Muslim rebels in the country's south.

    Associated Press
  • Death of girl found hanging at Fresno County home appears to be accident, investigators say

    Fresno County sheriff's investigators say the death of a 4-year-old girl appears to be a tragic accident. The child was discovered hanging on Sunday when she got stuck in metal security bars.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Texas teen charged with drowning two-month-old baby girl

    A 14-year-old Dallas girl was charged with capital murder for drowning a 2-month-old girl on Monday, police said. Investigators initially believed the infant and the teenager were related but later said the suspect is the daughter of a family friend, who had been caring for the baby while the…

    Reuters
  • Wave Power Could Supply Half the U.S. With Cheap Electricity—Here’s Why It Doesn't

    The unrelenting sea, with its perpetual ebb and flow, remains one of the world’s largest untapped sources of renewable energy. The Electric Power Research Institute estimates the potential wave energy resource along the United States’ coastline at 1,170 terawatt-hours per year. Wave energy…

    Takepart.com
  • Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartel

    CHICAGO (AP) — Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent history are set to be sentenced in a federal courthouse in their hometown amid tight security.

    Associated Press
  • Why firing squads and other execution methods remain constitutional

    The Supreme Court’s move to rule on using lethal injections for capital punishment is the latest legal debate in a controversy that goes back to the Founding Fathers. But one Eighth Amendment issue rarely defined by the Court is the general method of executions.

    National Constitution Center