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Air Algerie flight path map

CNN

Reports: Missing Air Algerie plane crashed

The Algiers-bound flight that went missing on Thursday has crashed, an Algerian official told Reuters and CBS News.

Anton Skiba

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Journalist helping CNN abducted in Ukraine

A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists.

Armed men from the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic seized Anton Skiba outside a hotel in the separatist-con...

Memorial flowers MH17 victims

Bas Tabbers

Flight 17 remains arrive in Netherlands

A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine, dozens more coffins containing the remains of victims arrived Thursday in the Netherlands.

Planes carrying the remains of as many as 74 people touched down at a mili...

Paul Ryan at RNC 2012

CNN

Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help the poor

Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim after release

From Ibrahim's Attorneys

Woman who faced death for faith is free

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

Ibrahim "will remain in Italy for a short time and then will travel on to the United S...

Anton Skiba

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Journalist helping CNN abducted in Ukraine

A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists.

Armed men from the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic seized Anton Skiba outside a hotel in the separatist-con...

Memorial flowers MH17 victims

Bas Tabbers

Flight 17 remains arrive in Netherlands

A week after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine, dozens more coffins containing the remains of victims arrived Thursday in the Netherlands.

Planes carrying the remains of as many as 74 people touched down at a mili...

Paul Ryan at RNC 2012

CNN

Paul Ryan to spell out proposal to help...

Rep. Paul Ryan will lay out his plan Thursday to fight poverty, a pilot program that would combine 11 federal programs into one pool of money for participating states.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim after release

From Ibrahim's Attorneys

Woman who faced death for faith is free

Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan because of her faith, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

Ibrahim "will remain in Italy for a short time and then will travel on to the United S...

Palestinians stand atop ruined house, Gaza City, Israel air strikes

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Death tolls mount in week 3 of Gaza conflict

[Breaking news alert, 9:45 a.m.]

An Israeli strike on a U.N. shelter in Gaza on Thursday left multiple people dead and injured, a U.N. spokesman said.

[Previous story, 5:14 a.m.]

In the third week of a bruising conflict between Israel and Hamas, there w...

General Motors

Reuters

GM to pay victims at least $400 million

General Motors expects to pay between $400 million to $600 million to compensate victims of ifs faulty ignition switch tied to at least 13 deaths.

The families of those killed and people injured in crashes involving the ignition switch can start fili...

Haris, Babar Suleman

WXIN

Teen pilot killed at sea in quest for record

It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime. An aerial endeavor that would take 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman and his father, Babar, around the world in just 30 days and into the record books.

The journey, months in the planning, would take the pai...

Police lights file

Norway expects terrorism attempt within days

Norway says it thinks Islamist terror could strike the country within a few days but does not know what the plot is, the country announced Thursday.

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Arizona DOC/KPHO

Execution stirs storm over lethal injection

Joseph Wood was supposed to go quickly and painlessly, when the State of Arizona put him to death by lethal injection on Wednesday. It took nearly two hours for him to die.

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Arizona DOC/KPHO

Ariz. inmate's execution takes 2 hours

The state of Arizona executed Joseph Wood on Wednesday. It took him nearly two hours to die after his veins were injected with a novel combination of two drugs.

Journalists in attendance said it was hard to watch the convicted murderer die. They were...

Taiwan plane crash car rubble

Wong Yao-wen/Reuters

Taiwan plane crash kills 48, injures 10

At least 48 people were killed and 10 injured when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed while attempting to land in Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration.

FDA building

Oliver Janney/CNN

New abuse-deterrent painkiller approved

In the painkiller world, oxycodone and naloxone will seem like strange bedfellows. Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller, while naloxone is used to reverse painkiller overdose.

Iraq Syria ISIS map

58 die in attack on convoy of Iraqi inmates

Nearly five dozen inmates were killed when militants attacked a convoy of Iraqi security forces who were transferring them from one prison to another, police said Thursday.

At least 58 inmates died in the suicide attack and eight security force member...

McDonalds 2

McDonald's stands by rotten meat supplier

McDonald's is standing by a troubled supplier, even after allegations the company processed tainted and expired meat in China.

MH17 bodies the Netherlands

Pool

MH17: What happens to victims' bodies next?

Miles away from the somber ceremony on a tarmac where coffins containing the remains of victims of Flight MH17 were returned, dozens of forensic scientists at a military base in the Netherlands were preparing for the grim task of identifying the remains.

Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Arizona DOC/KPHO

Inmate gasps, snorts during Arizona execution

Joseph Wood snorted and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour lethal injection Wednesday, his attorney said.

"It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breathe for about an hour and 40 minutes. We will renew our ef...

MH17 -- Convoy of hearses in Netherlands

REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

Dutch pay respects to MH17 victims

A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honor those kill...

Affordable Health Care Act support in Rhode Island

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act...

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

Ukraine jets shot down

CNN

Ukraine: Two military jets shot down

Were the missiles that shot down two Ukrainian military planes on Wednesday fired from the Russian side of the border?

That's a possibility that U.S. intelligence analysts are investigating, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday. Pro-Russian rebels qui...

Bloomberg blurb

Bloomberg flying to Israel to protest FAA ban

A combative Michael Bloomberg told CNN on Wednesday the United States erred in banning airline flights to Israel after a Hamas rocket landed near its main airport earlier this week.

The former New York mayor flew overnight to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel...

Tel Aviv airport

U.S. extends ban on flights into Tel Aviv

Critics lashed out Wednesday against the Federal Aviation Administration, which extended its ban on U.S. airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel.

Calling the decision a "mistake," Michael Bloomberg -- who arrived in Israel on El Al, Israel's na...

Johann Bryer

United States Foreign Service

Alleged Nazi dies hours before extradition

A suspected Nazi war criminal died in Philadelphia overnight Tuesday, just hours before a U.S. court ruling cleared the way for him to be extradited to Germany to face trial.

Passengers at Israels Ben Gurion Airport

REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's economy and a success for Hamas militants, experts said Wednesday.

Even Israeli officials acknowledged the economic setback in the fi...

Ban Ki-moon, John Kerry

State Department

U.N. slams possible 'war crimes'

As the bloody battles pushed up tragic death tolls on both sides, world powers held a flurry of diplomatic meetings Wednesday aimed at halting the fighting in Gaza.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as well a...

Homes neighborhood

Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these...

Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.