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North Korea sends diplomats to Malaysia to get body of Kim’s half brother

North Korea has sent a high-level delegation to Malaysia to seek the return of the body of leader’s Kim Jong Un’s slain half brother.

Afghan official: Policeman turns gun on colleagues, kills 11

Afghan officials say at least 11 police officers have been shot and killed by a fellow policeman at a checkpoint in the southern Helmand province.

911 call: Kansas bar shooting suspect said he’d killed ‘Iranians’

A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting of two Indian men told a 911 dispatcher that the suspect …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017

Plane hits houses in California, leaving three dead and two injured

One person was killed and five were injured when a small plane crashed into two homes Monday evening in Riverside shortly after taking off from a nearby airport, leaving fiery …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017

Nerve agent found on face of Kim Jong Un’s slain half brother, police say

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the …

Numbers drawn for $435 million Powerball jackpot; winning ticket sold in Indiana

The winning Powerball numbers have been drawn for the jackpot that’s climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months.

U.S.-born panda Bao Bao lands in China after leaving D.C. zoo

An American-born panda started settling into her new home Thursday in southwest China where she will eventually join a breeding program.

South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship …

Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and U.N.

Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 20, 2017

Four U.S. tourists and pilot killed in Australian plane crash

An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in …

New John F. Kennedy stamp marks centennial of his birth

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth.

Earthquake shakes Panama with magnitude of 4.7

A strongly felt earthquake has swayed skyscrapers in Panama’s capital and caused the evacuation of some buildings.

Southern California rain eases; north facing renewed storm

A huge Pacific storm that parked itself over Southern California and unloaded, ravaging roads, opening sinkholes and leading to the deaths of at least three people, eased off Saturday. But …

Iraqi forces launch push to retake western Mosul from IS

Iraqi forces launched an operation Sunday to retake the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group.

Death of North Korean leader’s half-brother surrounded by intrigue

At a hospital morgue in Malaysia’s capital, the tightly guarded corpse of a middle-aged man has become the focus of a dizzying case of international intrigue involving five countries, combative …

Angelina Jolie in Cambodia for premiere of her new film

Angelina Jolie said Saturday that she hopes her new film about Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge will help educate the world about the brutality of the 1970s regime and shed …

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017

Clyde Stubblefield, James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer,’ dies at 73

Clyde Stubblefield, a drummer for James Brown who created one of the most widely sampled drum breaks ever, died Saturday. He was 73.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017

Blind cleric behind 1990s terror plots dies in U.S. prison

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York City in the decade before 9/11 and spiritual guide to a generation of Islamic militants, has …

Chicago police: Man charged in shooting death of toddler

A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday.

Man practicing Parkour falls 40 feet down chimney in Denver

A 26-year-old man says he was making an action video with friends when he fell 40 feet down the chimney of a downtown Denver apartment building.

Southern Poverty Law Center says American hate groups are on the rise

American hate groups – and particularly anti-Muslim groups – are on the rise, fueled in part by the recent presidential election, according to a new report from a liberal-leaning advocacy …

Colorado’s 834 million dead trees threaten to worsen wildfires

Colorado’s beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, officials said Wednesday.

Wisconsin boy, 14, charged in fatal shooting of two brothers during robbery attempt

A 14-year-old boy accused of killing two teenage brothers during a failed home robbery in suburban Milwaukee told investigators he fired his gun after getting scared during a struggle with …

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 14, 2017

Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster

Quite a rally for Rumor – a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumor was crowned America’s top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss, she came …

Missing German couple found dead in Australian Outback

A German couple who disappeared in the Australian Outback were unprepared for the harsh environment and likely died before anyone noticed they were missing, police said on Wednesday.

Ex-crewman says cause of Alaska sinking may never be known

Dylan Hatfield got one last chance to see his brother and five other crewmen on the Destination, a 98-foot crab boat missing and presumed sunk in the Bering Sea.

Chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence

A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017

Jerry Sandusky’s son Jeffrey arrested on child sex charges

One of Jerry Sandusky’s sons was charged Monday with sex crimes involving two girls, more than five years after the former Penn State assistant coach was himself first arrested on …

United Airlines: Pilot taken off San Francisco-bound flight

United Airlines says it’s investigating after a pilot was removed from a San Francisco-bound flight before it left Austin, Texas.

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 11, 2017

Rockets hit Baghdad’s Green Zone after protests turn violent

Two rockets landed in Baghdad’s highly fortified Green Zone on Saturday night following clashes at anti-government protests that left five dead, according to Iraqi security and hospital officials.