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Woman Arrested After Security Breach at San Jose Airport

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 8:01 AM

Buffalo University to Honor NYC Building Blast Victim

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K-9 Overcomes Pepper Spray, Ravine Throw to Capture Burglars: Cops

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 6:29 AM

Hail, Wind and Lightning Hit The South

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 3:13 AM

Germanwings Crash: Should Pilots Surrender Medical Records?

The apparently deliberate crashing of a packed Germanwings jet by a pilot who had previously experienced suicidal tendencies has triggered debate about whether airlines should get access to the medical history of their employees. Andreas Lubitz, 27, who suffered episodes of severe depression during his brief career, had been excused from work by doctors for an unspecified illness on the day he plowed Flight 4U9525 into the French Alps — a fact he concealed from the airline, according to prosecutors. Pilots face regular physical testing but are often expected to self-declare illnesses such as addiction or depression. German lawmaker Dick Fischer, transport spokesman for Angela Merkel's CDU party, is calling for airlines to have mandatory access to the medical records of all pilots. Read »
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 7:19 PM

Iraqi Troops Liberated Heart of Tikrit From ISIS: PM

Iraq's prime minister said Tuesday that Iraqi troops had reclaimed the heart of Tikrit from ISIS militants, NBC News and The Associated Press reported. In a statement released on Twitter, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hailed the "liberation of Tikrit" as a "historic milestone," although an official statement from his office said the troops are still advancing in an effort to control the entire city. Urban combat raged throughout the afternoon in Saddam Hussein's home city, as Iraqi army soldiers fought house-to-house to remove explosives and oust entrenched ISIS troops, The Associated Press reported. Read »
Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 9:13 PM

World's Oldest Person Dies at 117 in Japan

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 5:28 AM

Ex-Fortune 500 Exec Faces Sentencing in Fatal Crash

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 4:30 AM

International Court Welcomes Palestinian Authority as 123rd Member

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 5:49 AM
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Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 7:20 PM

Ex-Dictator Elected Nigerian President in Historic Vote

Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari was elected president of Nigeria on Tuesday, becoming the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Africa's most populous nation, NBC News reported. President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat after a five-year presidential term, marking a peaceful transfer of power in a nation with a political history marred by violence. "Nobody's ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian," Jonathan said in a statement, according to The Associated Press. "I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word." The 72-year-old Buhari — who seized power in a military coup and ruled for 18 months in the 1980s — has a checkered human-rights record, but gained popular appeal by campaigning to crack down on the country's rampant corruption and fight the spread of the terrorist group Boko Haram. Read »
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 5:13 AM

Canadian Diplomat's Son Arrested After Brother Killed in Miami Shootout

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 5:01 AM

Man Believed Boy Had Demons, Killed Him: Pros.

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 at 5:46 PM

Rottweiler Runs Again, Thanks to Prosthetic Paws

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015 at 12:32 AM

Fight Over Lottery Winnings Led to Murder-Suicide: Police

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