Kyrgyzstan recovers bodies from plane crash site
Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday was observing a day of mourning as it recovered the bodies of the dozens of people killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village outside the capital a day ago. Authorities in the Central Asian country have blamed pilot error for Monday's crash of a cargo plane operated by ACT Airlines, a Turkish cargo carrier, as it was attempting to land in foggy conditions at the Manas airport in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek. Kyrgyzstan had announced that the country of six million would observe a day of mourning on Tuesday.
Samsung chief faces long day as South Korean court weighs arrest warrant
By Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - The head of South Korea's giant Samsung Group faces a long day in court on Wednesday as a judge decides whether he should be arrested for bribery in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye's administration. Investigators questioned Jay Y. Lee for 22 hours last week as a suspect in the scandal which led to parliament impeaching Park in December and throwing the country into crisis. Park, 64, remains in office but has been stripped of her powers while the Constitutional Court decides whether to make her the country's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office.
After 3 years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers
SYDNEY (AP) ? After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane.
Taiwan ex-premier heading delegation to Trump inaugurationBEIJING (AP) ? A former Taiwan premier will represent the island at Donald Trump's inauguration Friday.
Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver who caused rollover
PHOENIX (AP) ? An Arizona state trooper who was beaten and shot while responding to a traffic collision on Interstate 10 was attacked by a Mexican man who was responsible for the one-vehicle rollover, authorities said.
GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) ? In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activities.
Tax deadline looms for Prince estate; government to get half
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? "Money Don't Matter 2 Night," Prince once sang. But his money matters a lot to the IRS, and the case provides a cautionary tale not just for the wealthy, but not-so-rich Americans as well.
China's Xi takes spotlight at Davos as US makes transition
A tale of two speeches as Davos week begins
The global elite begin a week of earnest debate and Alpine partying in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on Tuesday, in a week bookended by two presidential speeches of historic import. One will be by Xi Jinping, the first Chinese president to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos. The other speech will be by Donald Trump when he is inaugurated in Washington as the 45th US president on Friday.
Reports: police question Istanbul nightclub attacker