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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

More bodies found in thick ash around summit of Japanese volcano, raising death toll to 47

TileOTAKI, Japan - One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were...

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Airstrikes in Iraq, Syria launched amid intelligence gaps, less restrictive targeting

Story ImageWASHINGTON - The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Ukraine rebels close in on strategic Donetsk airport; at least 10 killed in shelling

Story ImageDONETSK, Ukraine - Rebels in eastern Ukraine appeared to be successfully closing in on the government-held airport in Donetsk Wednesday, a strategic victory for the pro-Russian separatists.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Bombs near Syrian school kill 17, including 10 kids; images surface of slain Kurdish fighters

Story ImageDAMASCUS, Syria - Twin bombings near a school in central Syria killed at least 17 people on Wednesday, including 10 children, as gruesome images appeared on social media networks purported to show Kurdish fighters slain at the hands of Islamic State militants during battles near Syria's border with Turkey.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Wiesenthal Center pushes Germany for new probe of Nazi mobile death squad members

BERLIN - The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Magnotta trial to continue with cross-examination of crime-scene technician

Story ImageMONTREAL - Luka Rocco Magnotta's lawyer will continue his cross-examination of a Montreal police crime-scene technician today as his client's first-degree murder trial heads into Day 3.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Liberian leaders in Texas warn against panic, stigma after 1st Ebola diagnosis in US

DALLAS - The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently travelled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Liberian leaders in Texas warn against panic, stigma after 1st Ebola diagnosis in US

DALLAS - The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently travelled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

After finding 2 pipe bombs, police say ambush suspect Frein is stressed out, making mistakes

Story ImageBLOOMING GROVE, Pa. - The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Wife questioned and released after mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot and killed

Story ImageBELL GARDENS, Calif. - The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning, authorities said.

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Tuesday Sep 30, 2014

Australia sends 2 unarmed air force planes to support US-led coalition missions over Iraq

CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's prime minister says the air force is sending two unarmed planes to support U.S.-led coalition combat operations over Iraq, but will not yet launch its own airstrikes.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

US company launches genetic health and ancestry info service in Canada

TORONTO - A California-based genetics company which offers both health and ancestry information has announced it is expanding into Canada.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Gloria Steinem: National discussion of domestic violence a positive result of NFL scandal

Story ImageLOS ANGELES, Calif. - Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that people in the U.S. are actually talking about domestic violence.

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Wednesday Oct 1, 2014

Jury selection resumes in retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors seek death

PHOENIX - Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence.

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