Putin's games end under Crimea cloud

Mar 17, 2014

Putin's games end under Crimea cloud

Triumphant in the midst of global condemnation, Vladimir Putin clinked his Champagne flute with leading sports officials, toasting the success of his pet project in Sochi. Under chandeliers in ornate surroundings, the wine was flowing over lunch during the Paralympics this past week as ...

9/11 mastermind claims al-Qaida spokesman had no military role

Mar 17, 2014

9/11 mastermind claims al-Qaida spokesman had no military role

The self-described mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. says the onetime Osama bin Laden spokesman who is on trial in New York had no role in planning military operations for al-Qaida. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, said in a statement filed ...

U.K. couple jailed for videos hailing soldier's murder

Mar 15, 2014

U.K. couple jailed for videos hailing soldier's murder

A British judge on Friday jailed a young Muslim couple for making YouTube videos that praised the murder of a soldier by extremists in London last year, and for urging similar attacks overseas. Royal Barnes, 23, and his wife Rebekah Dawson, 22, had admitted ...

Spain mourns Madrid train bomb victims, 10 years on

Mar 11, 2014

Spain mourns Madrid train bomb victims, 10 years on

Dressed in mourning black, Spaniards on Tuesday commemorated their country’s deadliest peace-time attack, a decade to the day since al-Qaida-inspired bombers blew up four packed commuter trains and killed 191 people. Relatives of people killed on the trains, which were carrying rush-hour passengers from ...

'Every angle' being chased to find missing Malaysian jet

Mar 10, 2014

'Every angle' being chased to find missing Malaysian jet

Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean, once again dashing hopes after more than two days of ...

Mar 10, 2014

Malaysia plane's disappearance likely 'quick'

The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing. Rarely do incidents happen when a plane is cruising far above the Earth. So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has ...

Manifest details flight's rich human tapestry

Mar 10, 2014

Manifest details flight's rich human tapestry

Numbered from 1 to 227, the passenger manifest for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is an outwardly unremarkable document. But behind the columns of capitalized names, nationalities and ages are 227 unique stories, part of a rich human tapestry that assembles every time a ...