UN in Afghanistan says 15 civilians killed in US air strikeKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? The United Nations in Afghanistan says at least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 injured in an air strike in eastern Nangarhar province early Wednesday.
A look at some of Israel's prime ministers
JERUSALEM (AP) ? Shimon Peres, who died Wednesday, was both a former president and prime minister, the only person in Israel to hold both jobs. Of Israel's 12 prime ministers, three are still living: current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, who is in prison after a bribery conviction; and Ehud Barak, who appears to be plotting a comeback.
At least one killed, more than 100 injured in New Jersey train crash
By Frank McGurty and Amy Tennery HOBOKEN, N.J. (Reuters) - At least one person was killed and more than 100 injured, some critically, when a commuter train plowed into Hoboken station in New Jersey during the morning rush hour on Thursday, officials and media said. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told CNN one person was killed in the crash at one of the New York City area's busiest transit hubs.
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Rosetta: beginning of the end for Europe's comet craft
Europe was poised Thursday to crashland its Rosetta spacecraft on a comet it has stalked for over two years, joining robot lander Philae on the cosmic wanderer's icy surface in a final suicide mission. A 12-year odyssey to probe the origins of our Solar System will conclude with a last-gasp spurt of science-gathering after Rosetta is instructed at 2050 GMT to quit the orbit of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The space explorer will descend over a leisurely 14 hours, from an altitude of 19 kilometres (12-miles), sniffing the comet's gassy coma, or halo, measuring its temperature and gravity, and taking pictures from closer than ever before.
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McConnell: Congress should discuss fixes to 9/11 lawWASHINGTON (AP) ? The Senate's top Republican is warning that legislation enacted over President Barack Obama's veto to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts may have "unintended ramifications" and that lawmakers should discuss fixes to the measure.
Russia keeps up Syria bombing as UN urges Aleppo evacuations
Russia on Thursday said it would press on with a bombing campaign in Syria, ignoring US threats, as the United Nations pleaded for medical evacuations from the war-ravaged city of Aleppo. Moscow is backing up a ferocious assault by the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to seize the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo, which has sparked accusations over possible war crimes.
Wife of officer charged in shooting details threats, bills
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ? The telephone death threats to the home of Officer Dominique Perez began soon after he and an Albuquerque police detective ended a hillside standoff by opening fire on a homeless man who died after being hit in the arms and back.