NRA?s LaPierre: Greatest U.S. ?domestic threats? are political, academic and media elites
Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board
A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (0638 ET) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media.
Pope Francis pleads for 'holy' peace during Egypt visit
Pope Francis pleaded for peace in a visit to Egypt on Friday as he attended a service in solidarity with the embattled Coptic minority at a church bombed by the Islamic State group. Last December, the Saint Peter and Saint Paul church was itself targeted by a suicide bomber in an attack that killed 29 people. Francis had earlier met President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of the Al-Azhar institution, one of Muslim world's leading authorities, to push for dialogue between the two faiths.
AG Sessions vows to 'hammer' MS-13 street gang
Watergate journalists Woodward and Bernstein issue warning about Donald Trump's attacks on media
The veteran journalists who first uncovered the Watergate scandal have spoken out against Donald Trump?s attacks on the media, warning the US President against undermining the country?s free press. Donald Trump was not present to hear the comments, instead holding a rally of his supporters.
Delta Airlines Pilot Hits Passenger
Filipino troops kill notorious Abu Sayyaf kidnapper in clash
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and a notorious kidnapper who had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to snatch tourists and sailors for ransom, the military chief said Saturday.
Cop Allegedly Fakes Suicide and Flees To Mexico
Friendly fire may have killed 2 Army Rangers in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Two Army Rangers killed during a raid on an Islamic State compound in eastern Afghanistan may have died as a result of friendly fire during the opening minutes of the fierce, three-hour firefight, the Pentagon said Friday.
Strong earthquake hits off Philippines, no major impact seen
A strong earthquake measuring 7.2 struck off the coast of Mindanao island in the Philippines on Saturday, and the country's seismology agency advised people to stay away from coastal areas but expected no major damage. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was a risk big waves could spread 300 km (190 miles) away from the epicenter, reaching as far away as Indonesia. The Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said no tsunami warning was issued after a quake it had measured at 7.2.