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Oscar Pistorius, puts his hand to his face while listening to evidence from a witness speaking about the morning of the shooting in court on the fourth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Marco Longari, Pool)

Prosecutor: Pistorius shot lover as they talked

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – The prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has told the world-famous athlete that he fatally shot his girlfriend through a toilet door as they were talking. Chief prosecutor Gerrie […]


State prosecutor Gerrie Nel during cross questioning of Oscar Pistorius, in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP Photo/Werner Beukes, Pool)

Prosecutor mocks Pistorius’ version of events

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The chief prosecutor laughed scornfully at an answer from Oscar Pistorius during the Olympic athlete’s murder trial Thursday, mocking the man who shot his girlfriend. The judge sternly instructed the […]


Ground staff work on a Malaysia Airlines plane at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

Black box data lost for 2012 Malaysia Air flight

LONDON (AP) — Malaysia Airlines failed to properly preserve flight recordings during an incident at London’s Heathrow Airport in 2012 when a plane had to turn back because of technical problems, a report by Britain’s […]


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Was ‘Cuban Twitter’ program political or not?

The Obama administration is looking into whether a “Cuban Twitter” program secretly backed by the U.S. government contained political messages, despite administration claims that the effort was intended only to increase the flow of information […]


FILE - In this Saturday, March 22, 2014 file photo, Flight officer Rayan Gharazeddine on board a Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion, searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in southern Indian Ocean, Australia.  From “All right, good night” to “Good night, Malaysian three-seven-zero." Malaysia’s tweak to the final words received from the cockpit of the missing jetliner would appear insignificant to the investigation or hunt for the plane. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, Pool)

Search picks up new underwater signal in jet hunt

PERTH, Australia (AP) – An Australian aircraft hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet picked up a new underwater signal Thursday while searching the same part of the Indian Ocean where earlier sounds were detected […]


Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, left, talks to his Emirati counterpart, Anwar Bin Mohamed Karkash, during a meeting with Arab foreign ministers at the League's headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Arab League renews $100M support for Palestinians

CAIRO (AP) — Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo have renewed their commitment to give $100 million in monthly aid to the government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The ministers also urged Arab governments falling […]


Priest sings at a wedding posted on YouTube.

Ireland’s wedding-singer priest an Internet hit (Video)

DUBLIN (AP) — Father’s got talent. An Irish priest has become a social-media sensation after he surprised a bride and groom by singing a custom-made cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at their wedding. Video of […]


This undated photo released by Israel’s Antiquities Authority shows a sarcophagus found at Tel Shadud, an archaeological mound in the Jezreel Valley. (AP Photo/ Israel’s Antiquities Authority)

Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel’s Antiquities Authority said Wednesday. The mystery man whose […]


Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a photo of his dead girlfriend’s bloody head wounds while testifying at his murder trial Wednesday as the prosecutor urged the star athlete to […]


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Analysis of Pistorius trial

A dramatic day of testimony in the Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial as the chief prosecutor in the case tries to get the South African Olympic double-amputee sprinter to crack. Lisa Osborn and Phil Hulett discussed […]


In this April 4, 2014, photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, the Australian Defense vessel Ocean Shield tows a pinger locator in the first search for the missing flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder in the southern Indian Ocean. Ocean Shield, which is carrying high-tech sound detectors from the U.S. Navy, was investigating a sound it picked up. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Lt. Kelly Lunt)

More pings raise hopes plane will be found soon

PERTH, Australia (AP) – The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft’s black boxes. The Australian […]