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East Village Explosion Injures at Least 19; Buildings Collapse - 2:22
Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said preliminary evidence suggested a gas-related blast at the buildings on Second Avenue.Germanwings Co-Pilot Deliberately Crashed Plane, Prosecutor Says - 2:07
The co-pilot initiated the plane’s descent for unknown reasons while he was alone in the cockpit, having locked the pilot out, said the prosecutor.Richard III Gets a Kingly Burial, on Second Try - 2:06
The archbishop of Canterbury presided over the service on Thursday, but critics said the notorious monarch should not have been given such honors.In Bergdahl Case, the Rare Charge of Misbehavior - 1:53
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is facing the serious charge that includes endangering the safety or a unit or outpost.Egypt Says It May Send Troops to Yemen to Fight Houthis - 1:50
The Egyptian announcement signaled the growing likelihood of a protracted ground war on the tip of the Arabian Peninsula.Pilot Crashing on Purpose Is Not Without Precedent - 1:06
If Andreas Lubitz, the flight’s 27 year-old co-pilot, was determined to kill himself, he would not be the first to use an airplane as a tool for self-destruction or to kill passengers and other crew members in the process.Guardsman Accused of Trying to Join ISIS in Libya - 0:03
Federal authorities arrested the 22-year-old man at a Chicago-area airport, saying he was also helping plan an attack on an American military base.U.S. Airstrikes on ISIS in Tikrit Prompt Boycott by Shiite Fighters - 3/26
The groups, representing about a third of the 30,000 fighters, pulled out of the fight for Tikrit in protest of U.S. airstrikes.
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2015 NCAA tournament: Notre Dame moves on, why Kentucky will cruise and best Sweet 16 ATS picks - 2:10
The 2015 NCAA tournament moves to the Sweet 16 Thursday, with four games starting at 7:15 p.m. ET. Here you’ll find the best of the bracket, from the day’s top upset bets to on-site reporting of the night’s final buzzer beater.Read full article >>How can airlines prevent crashes like this in the future? - 1:19
Flying is safer than ever before, yet in this era of locked cockpit doors and pilot screening, authorities said Thursday that a single aviator was able to deliberately crash a commercial airliner in the French Alps.Read full article >>French prosecutor: Co-pilot took doomed flight on deliberate dive - 1:19
MONTABAUR, Germany — Almost 10 minutes before panicked screams echoed through the aisles as Flight 9525 plunged toward the French Alps, Andreas Lubitz — a 27-year-old electronic-music buff who had clawed his way up from flight steward to co-pilot — was silent and alone in the cockpit.Read full article >>Officials: Saudi-led action relied on U.S. intelligence - 1:08
Saudi Arabia told the Obama administration and Persian Gulf allies early this week that it was preparing a military operation in neighboring Yemen, and relied heavily on U.S. surveillance images and targeting information to carry it out, according to senior American and Persian Gulf officials.Read full article >>Iraqi Shiite militias balk at offensive if U.S. airstrikes are involved - 1:03
BAGHDAD — Iraqi militia forces that have led the fight against Islamic State militants in Tikrit balked at U.S. intervention Thursday, saying that they would stop thousands of fighters under their influence from joining an offensive on the city.Read full article >>Zakaria: Where George W. Bush was right - 1:02
Yemen’s descent into chaos — with jihadist groups jumping in to fill the vacuum of authority — has startled many observers. Just months ago, the White House was touting the country as a model for its anti-terrorism campaign. But Yemen’s trajectory should not surprise anyone. It follows a familiar pattern in the Arab world, one that we are likely to see again — possibly in larger and more significant countries like Egypt.Read full article >>Editorial: The Mideast breakdown was a long time in building - 0:46
PRESIDENT OBAMA’S assessment this week of the prospects for Middle East peace was sobering but realistic. For now, he said, “there still does not appear to be a prospect of a meaningful framework . . . that would lead to a Palestinian state”; consequently, “that could end up leading to a downward spiral of relations that will be dangerous for everybody.” Read full article >>Indiana governor signs Religious Freedom Restoration Act - 0:12
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed into law Thursday a religious liberties bill that has been criticized by gay rights groups as a “license to discriminate.”The Religious Freedom Restoration Act will prevent state and local governments from imposing a “substantial burden” on a person’s free exercise of religion, unless the government can demonstrate a compelling reason. It mirrors a federal law enacted in 1993; similar statutes are on the books in 19 states.Read full article >>
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Louie Gohmert Apparently Isn't Going To Run For President After All - 2:31
For one fleeting moment, it appeared that Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert was thinking about running for the White House. Not so. Asked Thursday if he would endorse U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential run, the Tyler Republican opined to a Capitol Hill newspaper that he was mulling a presidential exploratory committee himself. "Ted is a good friend and would be an outstanding president; however, I haven't ruled out an exploratory committee myself," Gohmert told The Hill, which posted the comme...Adelson-Backed Online Gambling Bill Splits GOP At Hearing - 2:26
WASHINGTON -- After months of delays, a controversial bill to ban online gambling received a hearing from a House Judiciary subcommittee on Wednesday, pushing it closer to a vote that may divide the GOP and test Republicans' loyalties to one of the party's biggest donors. The Restore America's Wire Act, or RAWA, would impose a federal ban on all Internet gambling, including online state lotteries and poker. Since it was introduced last year, RAWA has been championed almost singlehandedly ou...Police Settle Suit Over Use Of Tear Gas During Missouri Protests - 1:26
March 26 (Reuters) - Three Missouri police agencies have agreed to restrict the use of tear gas as part of a settlement of a lawsuit alleging that officers used heavy-handed tactics to quell protests in Ferguson after a white officer fatally shot an unarmed black teen. The settlement requires police to warn demonstrators and give them reasonable time to disperse before using tear gas or other chemical agents in response to non-criminal activity. U.S. Distri...As Syria's Civil War Enters Fifth Year, UN Doubles Count Of Besieged To 440,000 - 1:20
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas — and risk death by starvation, dehydration and the lack of medical care — to roughly 440,000. U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos announced the new number Thursday while briefing the Security Council on what she called the "breathtaking levels of savagery" that continue as Syria's civil war enters its fifth year. The Syrian American Medical Society this month released a ...A Christian Oligarchy to Call Our Own - 1:02
Over the past few months I have watched events in the LGBT community unfold with an increasing sense of unease. When I saw that Michael Signorile's new book is entitled It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality, it helped crystallize what I have been sensing. What I have been sensing isn't one thing: It is a series of interconnected issues that paint a deeply troubling picture of where we as a country are headed on LGBT issues for the foreseeabl...6 Reasons American Women Should Stop Trying To Be Parisian - 1:00
In the vast and ever-changing world of "What Is Stylish," there are a few things that seem to be constants: black always works; brows, lips, and lashes if nothing else; and when it comes to effortless chic and undone beauty, no one is more prized or emulated than the Parisian woman.Climate, Scott and Mitch McConnell - 0:54
Blind and naked ignorance Delivers brawling judgments, unashamed, On all things all day long. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Merlin and Vivien There are two ways to attack climate change. One comes from Rick Scott of Florida and the other from Mirthful Mitch McConnell of Tennessee. They attack the same problem with different weapons. It all revolves around what some people call "climate change." For Rick Scott the words are anathema because they suggest there is such a thing. For Mitch...German Social Network Seeks Prostitute Tester - 0:51
A social media company catering to Germany's adult industry is creating a new position -- a sexual position. Kaufmich.com -- which means "buy me" in German -- has just announced it is hiring a full-time "prostitute tester." A willingness to lie down on the job is a requirement, if you get our drift. The man or woman chosen will review brothels in Germany, emphasizing service, cleanliness and compliance with safe sex practices. Doing this requires having sex with sex workers, according to K...
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Co-pilot 'activated descent,' autopilot set to 100 feet - 1:59
The autopilot on Germanwings Flight 9525 was reprogrammed by someone in the cockpit to change the plane's altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet, according to Flightradar24 website.CEO: Co-pilot didn't want captain to return - 3/26
In an exclusive interview with CNN's Frederik Pleitgen, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said that the airline had no way of knowing the co-pilot's intent.What we know so far - 3/26
Families are grieving. Flight crews are in disbelief. Entire countries are in mourning.Lufthansa: The safety nets have not worked - 3/26
Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who authorities say deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 in France, passed all his tests and medical exams and gave no voluntary indication that he was unstable or mentally ill, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr told CNN Thursday.German police remove boxes - 3/26
German police search Andreas Lubitz's apartment in their quest to figure out what caused the Germanwings crash. Diana Magnay and Richard Quest report.Who was co-pilot Andreas Lubitz? - 2:47
CNN's Diana Magnay travels to Montabaur, Germany, to learn more about Andreas Lubitz, the 28-year-old co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525.
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Clinton backers hosted her 'official' Senate events - 3/26
As senator, Clinton allies provided platforms for speeches — and some fundraising.Prosecutor: Passengers shrieked as jet crashed into Alps - 3/26
Co-pilot deliberately worked to "destroy" the plane, French prosecutor said.1 dead, 3 injured in interstate bridge collapse - 3/26
Tractor trailer apparently hit part of an overpass.Obama pushes payday lending rules in Alabama - 3/26
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, under threat of budget cuts, proposes payday loan rulesFrat's bank accounts frozen after ski resort rampage - 3/26
In lawsuit, Sigma Alpha Mu parent group doesn't want funds used to pay for resort damages.Broken traffic signal flips off pedestrians - 3/26
Fort Collins traffic officials say they have fixed the rather rude signal.Prep paradise: Lilly Pulitzer for Target lookbook is here - 3/26
It is a prep's dream at an affordable price.Police: Kidnapping appears to be 'orchestrated event' - 3/26
Authorities sent jet for woman located Wednesday, but now she has attorney and not talking.
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Co-pilot 'wanted to destroy plane' - 2:44
The co-pilot of the Germanwings flight, named as Andreas Lubitz, intentionally started the plane's descent before it crashed into the French Alps, officials say.Leaders grilled in election special - 2:41
David Cameron and Ed Miliband have been put on the spot over immigration, the EU and spending plans in the first set-piece TV broadcast of the election.Downton Abbey to end after six series - 3/26
The next season of ITV's period drama Downton Abbey will be its last, its makers announce.Policeman arrested over wife murder - 1:07
A serving police officer is arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife at their Northampton home.NHS medical accidents unit 'needed' - 2:47
A national body to investigate medical accidents in England should be established immediately, MPs say.Italy court to rule on Kercher death - 1:51
Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.Buildings collapse in New York blast - 3/26
At least 19 people are injured after an explosion causes two buildings to collapse in New York's East Village.First Europe non-beating heart swap - 3/26
Surgeons in Cambridgeshire perform the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart.
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London offers Labour chance of big gains at general election, says poll - 1:39
Guardian/ICM survey puts party in line to gain eight seats in capital as Tories fall back and Lib Dem support collapses
Labour will make important gains in London in the general election, according to a special Guardian/ICM telephone poll which shows the party winning several seats in the capital.
Related: Election 2015: The Guardian poll projectionContinue reading...UK and Iran confident of breaking deadlock on nuclear programme - 1:19
David Cameron and Hassan Rouhani agree this week’s Lausanne talks offer ‘historic opportunity’ to end long-running standoff
David Cameron and the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, have agreed that international negotiators in Switzerland have a “historic opportunity” in the next few days to put together a framework deal to resolve a long-running and dangerous standoff over Iran’s nuclear programme.
Cameron and Rouhani met at the UN last September, but this was their first significant conversat...Cameron has edge over Miliband in TV battle, Guardian/ICM poll shows - live - 0:39
- Instant poll shows 54% of viewers thought David Cameron ‘won’ contest
- Ed Miliband forced to defend his character as Paxman brings up brother David
- PM under pressure over VAT pledges and zero-hours contracts
- Nigel Farage gatecrashes the Sky studios – and heads to the bar
We’ve got two videos from the exchanges up already, but we’ve got two more videos, with lengthy highlights from David Cameron and Ed Miliband, due to launch in the next 10 minutes or so.
On Twitter some pe...Salford Red Devils sink Widnes Vikings to sit fourth in Super League table - 0:26
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Ever since he assumed control of Salford Red Devils at the start of 2013, their eccentric and outspoken owner, Marwan Koukash, has promised he would produce a successful, winning side.
Two seasons of disappointing results since that takeover ultimately led to another huge recruitment drive from the billionaire racehorse owner this year, with hopes high that Salford could finally challe...Cameron mauled by Paxman but poll says he won first TV leaders' programme - 0:21
Snap Guardian/ICM poll shows Tory leader edging first of four television events by 54% to 46% despite intense questioning over wealthy friends and welfare
David Cameron survived an intense grilling in the first of four TV leaders’ programmes during which he was put under severe pressure over his wealthy friends, plans for welfare cuts and an admission that he could not live on a zero-hours contract.
While the prime minister looked clearly unsettled by Jeremy Paxman’s questioning, an instant Gua...Sufjan Stevens: Carrie & Lowell review – a delight in every way, and an album of the year - 0:15
For all the plaudits that greeted Sufjan Stevens’ Michigan and Illinois albums, there was always the nagging feeling that his music was more involving and moving when it was less high-concept, as on Seven Swans. He returns to that mood – sombre and intimate, with sparse instrumentation – for his seventh album, on which heartbreak and death are intermingled. “Shall we beat this or celebrate it?/ You’re not one to talk things through,” he sings on the devastatingly beautiful Al...Cameron left looking dangerously fallible after leaders' debate - 0:05
As prime minister sags under Jeremy Paxman’s attacks and Ed Miliband struggles with New Labour’s legacy, voters are left filled with dread over election
All evening Sky built up the battle for Number 10 as if it were the Champions League final. It felt as if every TV campaign programme idea had been aired in quick succession. Astonishingly, when the lights finally went up on the studio, to reveal an already pink-faced David Cameron sitting across a shiny table from the old inquisitor, it was e...Wayne Rooney chases England records but Harry Kane is kept waiting - 3/26
• Roy Hodgson ‘delighted’ to see Wayne Rooney back in United forward role• Harry Kane set to start on bench as Daniel Sturridge scan shows muscle tear• Rooney boxes clever to stay ahead of England forward game• Lithuania’s Simonas Stankevicius: ‘England don’t have our team spirit’
Roy Hodgson said he was delighted to see Wayne Rooney back up front for Manchester United, and suggested he would not give Harry Kane his England debut as a starter in Friday night’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithu...
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Caliphate Under Pressure: Is Islamic State in Trouble in Iraq? - 3/26
Islamic State is pulling out of once-conquered towns and villages in Iraq and dissatisfaction appears to be growing among its followers. Predictions of the jihadists' demise, however, are likely premature.Back from the Brink: Spain Emerges as Model for Europe - 3/25
After years of being one of Europe's shakiest economies, Spain has managed to institute strict reforms and bring back economic growth. But job numbers and research funding lag behind -- and the country's greatest challenge may be a political one.Tragic End to Spain Trip: School Group Perishes in Germanwings Crash - 3/24
Sixteen students and two teachers from a town in Germany were among those who perished in the Germanwings crash in southern France on Tuesday. Family and friends mourned their loss in Haltern am See and Düsseldorf.City of Losers?: Charleroi Spurs Debate after Revocation of Photo Award - 3/24
Italian photographer Giovanni Troilo won the World Press Photo Award in February, but it was revoked in March. The city he portrayed, Charleroi in Belgium, complained that his photos were more fiction than reality. Where should the line be drawn?'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany - 3/23
Following World War II, a German return to dominance in Europe seemed an impossibility. But the euro crisis has transformed the country into a reluctant hegemon and comparisons with the Nazis have become rampant. Are they fair? By SPIEGEL StaffNazi Extortion: Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans - 3/21
Is Germany liable to Athens for loans the Nazis forced the Greek central bank to provide during World War II? A new study in Greece could increase the pressure on Berlin to pay up.Medieval Fantasies?: Islamic State Pursues Apocalyptic Logic - 3/19
Islamic State is making headlines by destroying historical artifacts in Iraq. But far from being an expression of medieval nihilism, the campaign on culture is a strategy aimed at drawing the West into battle. The destruction is reminiscent of that wrought by the US.Russian Far-Right Idol: The Man Who Started the War in Ukraine - 3/18
Strelkov claims to have convinced Russian President Putin to start the war in eastern Ukraine. The right winger is seen as a hero by the Russia's extremist fringe. And he is continuing the fight to return his country to its past glory.
Japan PM to address US Congress - 9:15
US House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday that he has invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to address a joint meeting of Congress next month.Motive examined after black box reveals co-pilot crashed deliberately - 9:12
Attention was focused on the motivations of Lubitz, a German who joined the Lufthansa-owned budget carrier in 2013 and had just 630 hours of flying time.New York fire, building collapse injure 12 - 9:08
An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion.Strange but true: Gator takes a stroll on Florida golf course - 8:43
Come and meet Britain's worst would-be driver, pay attention to your paper money which could feature a new face and buy a house in Indonesia and get the chance to marry its former owner.Geely to invest $372m on new London Taxi facility - 5:58
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co Ltd will invest 250 million pounds ($372 million) to build a new facility for the London Taxi Company in Coventry, United Kingdom, the Chinese company said on Thursday.Lloyd's of London eyes on China growth - 5:32
China's reinsurance market provides significant growth potential for Lloyd's of London, said chairman John Nelson on Thursday.Deadlock broken on port project - 4:40
China and Sri Lanka have ended a stalemate over a $1.4 billion port project – the biggest Chinese investment project in the country.Germanwings' co-pilot 100 percent fit to fly: Lufthansa CEO - 0:32
The co-pilot who was charged of deliberately crashing Germanwings A320 flight had passed all the flight and medical tests.
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Fed market gurus prep rate hike amid last-minute anxieties - 2:36
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Federal Reserve officials tasked with prying interest rates off the floor have been meeting with bankers and traders to plot how best to do it, amid deep uncertainty over how much control they will really have over short-term lending markets.Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes - 2:26
SANAA/ADEN, Yemen (Reuters) - Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with his forces on the outskirts of the southern port city.New York City buildings collapse in possible gas blast, injuring 12 people - 2:18
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An apparent gas explosion caused two apartment buildings to collapse and burst into flames, and two others to catch fire, injuring at least 12 people on Thursday in New York City's East Village neighborhood, authorities said.RadioShack rescue deal dogged by fights, demands for new auction - 2:16
WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - RadioShack Corp's rescue deal to keep 1,740 stores open was attacked on Thursday by the bankrupt retailer's top creditor, a failed bidder who called the auction a sham and sought a new sale.Co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing Germanwings jet - 1:50
PARIS/SEYNE-LES-ALPES (Reuters) - A young German co-pilot barricaded himself alone in the cockpit of Germanwings flight 9525 and apparently set it on course to crash into an Alpine mountain, killing all 150 people on board including himself, French prosecutors said on Thursday.Oil leaps 5 percent, most in a month, on air strikes in Yemen - 0:53
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil jumped about 5 percent on Thursday, the biggest daily gain in a month, as air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies sparked fears that escalation of the Middle East battle could disrupt world crude supplies.One person killed, several injured as tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas - 3/26
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - At least three tornadoes struck Arkansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring several others, officials said.Iran's Rouhani intervenes as deadline for nuclear deal approaches - 3/26
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran's president spoke with the leaders of France, Britain, China and Russia on Thursday in an apparent effort to break an impasse to a nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers.
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10 reasons why the Kiwis can’t win the World Cup (or why we just don't want them to win) - 2:49
When Australia meets New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, it will be co-host vs co-host, mate vs bro and probably the biggest One Day International ever seen in Australia. Nothing can go wrong, including us losing.Malcolm Fraser funeral: Politics Live - 2:48
Malcolm Fraser is farewelled today at a state funeral in Melbourne.Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd debates CPSU's Nadine Flood - 2:50
Public service commissioner debated union official Nadine Flood early Friday morning. And they didn't hold back.Joe Ingles out of Boomers' Rio qualifiers - 2:46
The Boomers will be without Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles for this year's Rio Olympics qualifying series against New Zealand's Tall Blacks.Eat, Pray, Love's Elizabeth Gilbert rebuked by ex-wife turned author Elizabeth Lowrie - 2:46
The first wife of Elizabeth Gilbert's husband writes new book to set the record straight.Germanwings plane crash: how the cockpit door lock works - 2:44
How the aircraft crew is supposed to lock and unlock the cockpit door, based on a video by Airbus.Ex-North Carolina coach Dean Smith leaves $200 to each of his players in will - 2:44
Former University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, who died last month at 83, is treating his former players to dinner.Markets Live: Bargain hunters jump in - 2:43
Shares are rallying as investors look happy to jump in and buy after yesterday's steep sell-off, with the banks and supermarket owners leading the way.
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Miss Universe Japan Ariana Miyamoto faces criticism for being 'not Japanese enough' - 3/26
She was born and raised in Nagasaki, speaks Japanese as her first language and has a Japanese mother – but Miss Universe contestant Ariana Miyamoto is facing criticism from those who say she is not “Japanese enough”.UK court clears publication of Prince Charles letters - 3/26
The UK Supreme Court today ruled that the 27 highly sensitive letters written by Prince Charles to the government can be published, in a potential setback for the future king.Co-pilot who crashed jet was 'very happy' with Germanwings job - 3/26
Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany.Saudi Arabia-led air forces bomb Yemen's Sanaa, Taiz - 3/26
The Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces launched a fresh air strike against military targets in Yemen's capital Sanaa and the southern province of Taiz on Thursday night, sources told Xinhua.New York City fire, building collapse injures 2 critically - 3/26
A building collapsed and was engulfed in flames on Thursday in New York City's East Village neighborhood, authorities said.Twelve hurt in New York building collapse, blaze: Fire department - 3/26
A building collapsed and was engulfed in flames on Thursday in New York City's East Village neighborhood, authorities said.Building collapses, burns in New York's East Village - 3/26
A building collapsed and was engulfed in flames on Thursday in New York City's East Village neighborhood, authorities said.China excited about India's visa-on-arrival plan - 3/26
China's government and the tourism industry are both excited about the prospects of India offering visa-on-arrival facility to Chinese tourists.
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US Senate threatens Iran with new sanctions - 2:46
The US Senate voted unanimously supporting a non-binding measure to slap new economic sanctions on Iran should it violate terms of any nuclear deal it reaches with world powers.
In a symbolic measure aimed at building pressure on Tehran amid crunch negotiations over its atomic program, lawmakers voted 100-0 on an amendment introduced by Senate Republican Mark Kirk as part of an ongoing budget debate.
It does not carry the weight of law because budget resolutions are not binding legislation, but...Kiwi's globetrotting dash for World Cup final - 2:33
A New Zealand cricket fanatic is making a round-the-world dash to spend a few hours in Melbourne so he can watch Sunday's World Cup final between the Black Caps and Australia.
British-based New Zealander Peter Thompson will make a 34,000 kilometre (21,000 mile) return trip from London to Melbourne for the final, missing only a single day of work in the process.
To achieve the feat, he will spend more than 50 hours travelling -- including short layovers in Singapore -- in order to have fewer tha...Ebola virus has mutated less than scientists feared: study - 2:33
The Ebola virus is not mutating as quickly as scientists had feared, which is good news for treating the disease and preventing its spread, a study showed Thursday.
Previous research based on limited data had suggested that Ebola was mutating twice as quickly as in the past, researchers said in the journal Science.
But scientists who sequenced four Ebola samples taken in Mali between October and November found no significant genetic changes compared to samples taken at the beginning of the epid...Yahoo boosts share buyback plan by $2 billion - 2:33
Yahoo on Thursday told US regulators that it will spend another $2 billion buying back shares as the pioneering US Internet search firm continues an effort to re-invent itself.
The new share repurchase program approved by the California-based company's board of directors will expire at the end of March 2018, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
About $726 million remained in a $5 billion buyback program authorized in late 2013, and Yahoo will spend the remaining...At least 71 dead as rebels advance on Syria's Idlib: monitor - 2:33
Islamist fighters have seized 17 checkpoints from Syrian forces in clashes around the city of Idlib that have cost at least 71 lives, a monitor said Thursday.
"The government and its supporting forces have lost 17 checkpoints and regime locations to the Al-Nusra Front and other Islamist groups in and around Idlib" in the country's northwest, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The clashes come as part of an Islamist offensive launched Tuesday and led by Al-Qaeda affiliate, the Al-Nusr...Brazil come from behind to down France - 2:33
A fine finish from captain Neymar helped secure a come-from-behind 3-1 win for Brazil over France in a friendly in Paris on Thursday as they maintained their perfect record since the return as coach of Dunga.
Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane had headed the hosts in front on a cold night at a packed Stade de France, only for Oscar to equalise late in the first half.
Barcelona forward Neymar then controlled a Willian pass and lashed the ball high into the roof of the net from the left edge of ...Powerful explosions rock Yemen capital - 2:33
Powerful explosions rocked Sanaa Thursday night as a Saudi-led coalition carried out air strikes against Shiite rebels in control of the Yemeni capital, an AFP correspondent reported.
There were also strikes in the south of the country, while clashes continued in the southern port of Aden, the bastion of embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.
Anti-aircraft fire erupted in response to what witnesses said were air strikes by the coalition forces against a camp at Al-Istiqbal, at Sanaa's west...Pilots must have regular medical check-ups: UN agency - 2:33
Pilots must have regular mental and physical check-ups, the UN world aviation body said Thursday, after it emerged that a Germanwings first officer deliberately crashed his plane killing all 150 on board.
All pilots are required to "undergo a periodic medical examination (by a doctor who is trained in aviation medicine) that includes both a physical and a mental assessment," the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) said in a statement.
"If there is any concern from th...
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Arizona bill claims drug-induced abortion is 'reversible,' bans subsidies - 2:24
Legislators in Phoenix passed a controversial bill prohibiting the purchase of abortion coverage through the federal healthcare exchange and requiring doctors to state that drug-induced abortions are “reversible.”US military-grade equipment ends up for sale on Craigslist, eBay - 2:17
The FBI and US Navy are investigating how military-grade equipment – including night vision devices, thermal binoculars and thermal imagers – ended up for sale on civilian websites such as eBay, Craigslist and sportsfishermen.comHookers & blow: Colombian drug cartels funded DEA sex parties with prostitutes - 1:16
Drug Enforcement Agency officials caroused with prostitutes in Colombia at “sex parties” funded by drug cartels. Although the behavior resulted in “possible significant security risks,” it wasn't reported up the chain of command, a new DoJ report says.McCain blasts Pentagon's 'bomb-sniffing elephants', wants more money for military - 0:40
The Pentagon’s budget is anything but peanuts, yet one outspoken lawmaker says the US military is wasting its defense spending on produce and elephants, rather than weapons and technologies to ensure dominance in the world.Russia warns NATO drills a ‘problem’ as US attack planes buzz Poland - 0:20
Four US A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes are taking part in war games in Poland, as the nation expects about 10,000 NATO forces at drills this year. Moscow says the military build-up at Russia’s borders will have a negative long-term impact.Manhattan inferno: Fire rips through East Village (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - 3/26
A seven-alarm fire tore through several buildings in New York City's East Village on Thursday, leaving at least 12 people injured -- three of them in critical condition.California AG asks court to stop ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ - 3/26
If the court does not grant her a special exemption, California’s Attorney General may be obligated by law to process a ballot initiative that would legalize the killing of homosexuals.US launches Tikrit airstrikes as Iraqi offensive stalls - 3/26
The US announced Thursday that coalition forces had carried out 17 airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Tikrit ahead of an assault on the city by the Iraqi army and Shia militiamen from the Popular Mobilization units, now under way.