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Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

March 28, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final... more »»

Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

March 27, 2015

ROME (AP) — Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the... more »»

Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom

March 27, 2015

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most... more »»

Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

March 27, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got... more »»

The Latest: Church service in Duesseldorf for crash families

March 27, 2015

10:40 p.m. (2140 GMT, 5:40 p.m. more »»

AP Interview: Ukraine PM: Russia could spark new offensive

March 27, 2015

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia plans to eliminate Ukraine as an independent state and could spark a new offensive in the east to achieve that aim, Ukraine's prime minister told The Associated Press... more »»

Co-pilot appeared healthy, but may have hidden illness

March 27, 2015

MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appeared happy and healthy to acquaintances, but a picture emerged Friday of a man who hid evidence of an illness from his employers ... more »»

Lawyer for Knox's ex-boyfriend makes final court appeal

March 27, 2015

ROME (AP) — Lawyers for Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend urged Italy's top criminal court Friday to overturn the pair's murder conviction for the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, saying in a final... more »»

The Latest: Lufthansa offers quick aid to victims' families

March 27, 2015

9:55 p.m. (2055 GMT, 4:55 p.m. EDT)

Lufthansa is offering immediate aid of up to 50,000 euros ($54,800) per passenger to relatives of the Germanwings crash that killed 150 people on Tuesday. more »»

At least 9 dead as militants attack hotel in Somali capital

March 27, 2015

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab militants blasted their way into a Mogadishu hotel on Friday and took up positions inside, killing at least nine people and exchanging fire with security force... more »»

Astronauts blast off for 1-year trip to space station

March 27, 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — American astronaut Scott Kelly and his Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko blasted off early Saturday on a mission to spend an entire year away from the Earth. more »»

German airline could face 'unlimited' damages for Alps crash

March 27, 2015

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Lufthansa could face "unlimited" compensation claims for the crash that killed 150 people in the French alps and it would be difficult, even counterproductive, for the German... more »»

Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen

March 27, 2015

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure... more »»

Yemen's Aden a key battleground in conflict

March 27, 2015

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's city of Aden, a vital Arabian Sea port for centuries, is emerging as a key battleground in the fight between a Saudi-led Arab coalition backing the country's... more »»

The Latest: Mass held in Barcelona for plane crash victims

March 27, 2015

8:55 p.m. (1955 GMT, 3:55 a.m. EDT)

Hundreds of mourners have shown up for a Mass in a Barcelona suburb for three generations of one family who died in the Germanwings plane crash. more »»

Astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station

March 27, 2015

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — American astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian counterpart Mikhail Kornienko blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth. more »»

Israel to stop withholding Palestinian tax revenues

March 27, 2015

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' application to join the International Criminal Court. more »»

Syria's Assad calls chemical attack allegations 'propaganda'

March 27, 2015

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected allegations that his military used barrel bombs or chlorine gas against opposition-held areas, calling the accusations "malicious... more »»

The Latest: Europe aviation agency urges 2 crew in cockpits

March 27, 2015

5:15 p.m. (1615 GMT, 12:15 a.m. EDT)

Europe's aviation safety agency is now recommending that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flying aircraft. more »»

With big projects, Ethiopia shedding famine stereotype

March 27, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's planned new airport on the outskirts of the capital is still years from becoming a reality but Tewodros Dawit can already envision how grand it will look. more »»



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