Top pilot who stole plane to escape WWII prison camp dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his flying skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in air shows, has died at age 94.
Deutsche Bank under microscope as legal woes persist
Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank will face renewed probing on Thursday, as investors pore over its third-quarter results after being hit with a multi-billion-dollar fine by the US Department of Justice. "It will be important to keep an eye on growth in provisions for legal risks," Equinet analyst Philipp Haessler told AFP. News of a $14-billion demand from the DoJ over Deutsche's role in the subprime mortgage crisis sent shares in the bank plunging to a historic low of 9.90 euros ($10.75) in late September and reawakened fears for the wider European banking sector.
Judge to hear arguments on evidence in police shooting trial
CINCINNATI (AP) ? An Ohio judge will hear arguments over defense efforts to use records of the convictions and medical condition of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white former police officer during a traffic stop.
Venezuela braces for anti-government protests amid crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ? Venezuela's standoff deepened after congress voted to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the constitutional order and opposition leaders called for mass protests on Wednesday to drive the unpopular socialist leader from office.
Colson Whitehead novel a Carnegie medal finalistNEW YORK (AP) ? Colson Whitehead's novel, "The Underground Railroad," is up for another literary award, this one presented by the American Library Association.
Oregon weighs whether all kids should get outdoor education
Each year, thousands of Oregon parents hug their kids goodbye and send them tramping into the wilderness for up to a week to learn about their state's natural wonders. The Outdoor School program was groundbreaking ...
Kluber, Perez, Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener
The Latest: Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in Game 1
Gambia to withdraw from International Criminal Court
Gambia has announced its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, accusing the Hague-based tribunal of the "persecution and humiliation of people of colour, especially Africans". The announcement late Tuesday comes after similar decisions this month by South Africa and Burundi to abandon the troubled institution, set up to try the world's worst crimes. Information Minister Sheriff Bojang said in an announcement on state television that the court had been used "for the persecution of Africans and especially their leaders" while ignoring crimes committed by the West.
The Latest: Filmmaker won't be charged in homicideSAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? The Latest on a San Francisco filmmaker who was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting (all times local):