• Fighter Jets Scramble Following Reports of Multiple Threats to Passenger Planes, Officials Say

    An Air France plane was escorted to JFK Airport in New York City this morning after an anonymous threat was made against the flight -- one of several threats made to multiple airplanes bound for different U.S. airports, law enforcement officials told ABC News. Authorities said that the decision to…

    ABC News53 mins ago
  • US Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide, his office says

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran — the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife — has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday.

    Associated Press38 mins ago
  • Sharapova jeered off court, Murray breezes through

    Defending women's champion Maria Sharapova reached the French Open second round on Monday but was jeered by fans after she refused to carry out an on-court TV interview. Second-seeded Sharapova defeated experienced Estonian Kaia Kanepi 6-2, 6-4 to set up a clash against Russian Fed Cup teammate…

    AFP
  • 'Know your place', Turkey's Erdogan tells New York Times

    "As a newspaper, you (the New York Times) should know your place," he said in a televised speech in Istanbul. "You are meddling in Turkey's affairs by writing something like this. The New York Times had on Friday published a editorial entitled "Dark Clouds Over Turkey" that was deeply critical of…

    AFP
  • South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.

    Associated Press
  • Man convicted in 1985 cult killings dies in Nebraska prison

    TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday.

    Associated Press
  • Fall of Ramadi: Iran, Iraq say US is the one who 'showed no will to fight'

    A former senior US military officer in Iraq argues that Shiite militias are now more capable than the Iraqi Army, because Iran is actually embedding more advisers. That's something, he adds, that the US military is failing to do.

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Storms hit the Midwest (30 photos)

    Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes. Tornadoes struck, severely damaging an apartment complex in Houston, Texas. A firefighter…

    Yahoo News
  • Sudden Infant Deaths Linked to Elevation

    Babies who live at high elevations, those above 8,000 feet (2,438 meters), may face a slightly increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, new research finds. "The absolute risk [of SIDS] remains very low, and … this is in no way a call to abandon residence [in] or visits to…

    LiveScience.com
  • Man and child killed, three children injured in N.M. cherry picker crash

    (Reuters) - A man and a child were killed and three other children injured in New Mexico on Sunday when a cherry picker in which they were riding was knocked over by a gust of wind, police said. The four children and the adult were inside the bucket of the elevated work platform, which was on the…

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    Photos of the day - May 25, 2015 (18 photos)

    Navy veteran William Englert passes out U.S. flags to the crowd attending Memorial Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia; pilgrims crowd around the Virgin of El Rocio during a procession around the shrine of El Rocio in Almonte, southern Spain; and, the wedding ring…

    Yahoo News
  • Nevada case is latest to test 'stand your ground' laws

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.

    Associated Press54 mins ago
  • John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.

    Associated Press
  • Boko Haram hacks 10 to death in NE Nigeria: local official

    Boko Haram fighters hacked to death 10 people in a remote village in northeast Nigeria, a local government official told AFP. Maina Ularamu, local government chairman of Madagali, in the north of Adamawa state, said the attack happened early on Friday morning in Pambula-Kwamda village. The attack…

    AFP
  • California looks Down Under for drought advice

    SYDNEY (AP) — California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.

    Associated Press
  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.

    Associated Press47 mins ago
  • Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable: sources

    Time Warner Cable Inc is nearing an agreement to be acquired by smaller peer Charter Communications Inc for about $55 billion, combining the second and third largest U.S. cable operators, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The cash and stock deal values Time Warner Cable at $195 per…

    Reuters21 mins ago