Turkey shoots down Russian jet it says violated its airspace
MOSCOW (AP) — Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on Tuesday that it said ignored repeated warnings and crossed into its airspace from Syria, killing at least one of the two pilots in a long-feared escalation in tensions between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced what he caled a "stab in the back" and warned of "significant consequences.
Under Iraqi town, IS militants built network of tunnels
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Under the Iraqi town of Sinjar, Islamic State group militants built a network of tunnels, complete with sleeping quarters, wired with electricity and fortified with sandbags. There, they had boxes of U.S.-made ammunition, medicines and copies of the Quran stashed on shelves.
Officer charged with murder in teen's death; video released
CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing that many people fear could spark unrest.
The Latest: Protesters march, confront police in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):
Militant attacks abroad a diplomatic quandary for China's Xi
BEIJING (AP) — The killings of Chinese citizens by Islamic militants in Syria and Mali place President Xi Jinping in a quandary: How can Beijing respond effectively without betraying its strict stance against intervention?
Trump's family joins him on South Carolina campaign
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump's wife campaigned with him for the first time in South Carolina on Tuesday, telling voters she loved them and saying her husband would be "the best president, ever."
Group raised suspicions before 5 were shot at police protest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters demanding justice for a black man fatally shot by Minneapolis police were settling in for their ninth night of demonstrations when something just didn't seem right.
Tunisia declares state of emergency after bus blast kills 12
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia's president declared a 30-day state of emergency across the country and imposed an overnight curfew for the capital Tuesday after an explosion struck a bus carrying members of the presidential guard, killing at least 12 people and wounding 20 others.
Boston Marathon bombing survivors brace for movies on attack
BOSTON (AP) — Less than three years after bombs killed three people and wounded more than 260 others at the Boston Marathon, two movies, a play and an HBO documentary are in the works, causing decidedly mixed feelings among some of those most touched by the tragedy.
Francis begins peace pilgrimage to 3 African countries
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has begun a pilgrimage to three African nations.
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