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Air Algerie flight

Contact lost with Air Algerie plane

An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim after release

Woman who faced death for faith is free

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

Ibrahim "will remain in Italy for a short time and then will travel on to the United S...

General Motors

GM to pay victims at least $400 million

General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of ifs faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths.

The families of those killed and people injured in crashes involving the ignition switch can start fili...

Around the world airplane

Teen pilot killed at sea in quest for record

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. An aerial endeavor that would take 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman and his father, Babar, around the world in just 30 days and into the record books.

The journey, months in the planning, would take the pai...

Police lights file

Norway expects terrorism attempt within days

Norway says it thinks Islamist terror could strike the country within a few days but does not know what the plot is, the country announced Thursday.

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Execution stirs storm over lethal injection

Joseph Wood was supposed to go quickly and painlessly, when the State of Arizona put him to death by lethal injection on Wednesday. It took nearly two hours for him to die.

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Ariz. inmate's execution takes 2 hours

The state of Arizona executed Joseph Wood on Wednesday. It took him nearly two hours to die after his veins were injected with a novel combination of two drugs.

Journalists in attendance said it was hard to watch the convicted murderer die. They were...

Taiwan plane crash car rubble

Taiwan plane crash kills 48, injures 10

At least 48 people were killed and 10 injured when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed while attempting to land in Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration.

Palestinians stand atop ruined house, Gaza City, Israel air strikes

Death tolls mount in week 3 of Gaza conflict

In the third week of a bruising conflict between Israel and Hamas, there were some positive signs as the intensity of the fighting seemed to dip a bit even as diplomatic efforts ramped up.

Memorial flowers MH17 victims

Netherlands to receive more MH17 victims

A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine, dozens more coffins containing remains of victims of the crash were due to arrive in the Netherlands on Thursday.

Pictures In The News

Top 10 U.S. Ice Cream Parlors

Get the scoop on the best ice cream parlors across the country in this newly released list by TripAdvisor.

Refrigerator shelves, food

How to eat well and save money

It's easier than you think to eat well and save money. Here are 8 tips to live by.

Airplane

No-fly zones: Where can planes fly?

The crash of Malaysian airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine and a recent ban on flights to Israel due to violence near the airport in Tel Aviv has raised questions about which conflict-riddled areas of the world it is safe for commercial jets to travel. Take a look at strict no-fly zones as well as conflict zones, over which it's up to the airlines to decide whether or not to fly.

Taiwan plane crash wreckage

Deadliest plane crashes in history

Dozens are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed on one of Taiwan's Penghu islands Wednesday. Take a look at the deadliest plane crashes in history.

Cruise ship night 2

Costa Concordia disaster remembered

The Costa Concordia set sail on its final voyage after running aground off the coast of Italy more than two years ago. Look back on the disaster that killed 32 people.

South Korean ferry sinks

Deadliest disasters at sea

Take a look at some of the deadliest maritime disasters of modern times.

Worker, job, businessman

Top 25 companies for work-life balance

Juggling a job and home life can be stressful. Find out which companies are making work-life balance a priority.

Flight 17 passenger Quinn Schansman

Flight 17 passengers remembered

The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams. Here are a few of those passengers' pictures and stories.

Immigration debate

Immigration in America: A history

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry sending National Guard troops to the border, look back at the tumultuous history of immigation in America.

Oscillating fan blurb

The history of keeping cool

This week marks the 112th anniversary of air conditioning, and aren't we all thankful! Look back at the ways humans have tried to stay cool through the centuries.

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Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Ariz. inmate's execution takes 2 hours

The State of Arizona executed Joseph Wood on Wednesday. It took him nearly two hours to die after his veins were injected with a novel combination of two drugs.

Around the world airplane

Teen pilot, father crash in Pacific Ocean

A plane crash ends the dreams of a father-son team attempting an around-the-world trip.

Stranger returns stolen dog

Stranger returns stolen dog

A South Carolina man is reunited with his dog in Atlanta. He was passing through the city when his car was stolen -- with his pet inside.

50 hearses MH17 remains

50 hearses transport MH17 victims' remains

A long line of 50 hearses departs an airport in the Netherlands on Wednesday, carrying the remains of MH17 victims.

Coffins of MH17

Bodies of MH17 victims arrive in the Netherlands

Coffins carrying the first 50 bodies of MH17 victims arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday.

Taiwan plane crash screengrab

Dozens feared dead in Taiwan plane crash

As many as 45 people are feared dead after a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashes in Taiwan.

healthcare.gov

Health law battle takes new legal turn

Two federal appeals courts weigh in on the Affordable Care Act. Both with different opinions.

Tel Aviv airport

FAA suspends all US flights to Israel

All U.S. lights to Israel have been halted for at least 24 hours after a rocket landed near the main airport in Tel Aviv.

Rep. Jack Kingston vs. David Perdue

Outsider beats insider in Ga. GOP primary runoff

Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

MH-17 local residents

MH-17 crash site residents traumatized

The debris of MH-17 is scattered over a wide area, so is the trauma inflicted on local residents.

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