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  • U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft
    U.S., Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

    Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska.

  • Belgian claiming to be king's daughter passes DNA test hurdle
    Belgian claiming to be king's daughter passes DNA test hurdle

    Brussels (AFP) - A Belgian sculptor got a boost Friday in efforts to prove she is the natural daughter of former king Albert II, after a paternity test ruled out her legal father, reports said Friday.

  • Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania form joint military unit

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania launched a joint military force on Friday that Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski said could start its first exercises in the tense region in the next year. The three countries and other states in the area have been on high alert since Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in March - and Western powers accused Moscow of sending troops to back rebels in eastern Ukraine. Polish defense officials said the new joint unit could take part in peacekeeping operations, or form the basis of a NATO battle group if one was needed in the future. ...

  • Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
    Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

    The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer ...

  • After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids
    After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been almost two weeks since Troy Turner last saw two of his kids, 3-year-old Sarah, his "tomboy princess," and 2-year-old Jacob, who he calls "Bubby."

  • Virus tally nears 500,000 in Dominican Republic
    Virus tally nears 500,000 in Dominican Republic

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The mosquito-borne virus known as chikungunya has sickened nearly 500,000 people in the Dominican Republic, including 109 newborn babies, an official with the Caribbean country's health ministry said Friday.

  • Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut
    Alibaba surges 38 percent on massive demand in market debut

    By Liana B. Baker, Jessica Toonkel and Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's shares soared 38 percent in their first day of trading on Friday as investors jumped at the chance for a piece of what is likely to rank as the largest IPO in history, in a massive bet on China's burgeoning middle class. It was an auspicious debut for the Chinese e-commerce company, which was founded by Jack Ma in his apartment in 1999 and now accounts for 80 percent of online sales in China. ...

  • Sweden protests against airspace violation by Russian planes

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden said two Russian warplanes entered its airspace this week, calling the intrusion a "serious violation" and sending a protest to Moscow's ambassador in the Nordic country. Countries in the region have become increasingly wary of Russia's military ambitions since Moscow annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in March. Western powers have also accused Russia of sending troops to back rebels in eastern Ukraine - a charge it denies. ...

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