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Obama sends team to Texas to assess need for National Guard deployment

 

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Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers disappeared from radar early Thursday, the official Algerian news agency said.

Arizona inmate takes nearly two hours to die in botched execution

An Arizona death row inmate took almost two hours to die after his execution by lethal injection began...

Gaza fighting rages amid cease-fire efforts

Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas militants stuck to their demand for the lifting of an Israeli and Egyptian...

Funeral to be held for NYC man who died after police chokehold

Family members gathered on Wednesday evening for the funeral of Eric Garner, who died shortly after...

At least 60 killed in attack on Iraq prison convoy

An onslaught on a convoy transferring inmates north of Baghdad left at least 60 dead Thursday, even as politicians and diplomats stepped up efforts to end...

US lifts ban on flights to Tel Aviv

The US national aviation authority lifted a ban on American flights to Israel, but warned of a "very fluid situation" amid intense fighting in...

India train hits school bus, at least 11 children dead

A passenger train rammed into a school bus in southern India on Thursday, killing at least 11 children, with fears the death toll could be as high as 25,...

US uses vague rules for terror watchlist

US authorities can place Americans and foreigners on a terrorist watchlist indefinitely on the basis of vague rules without concrete evidence, according to...