After 3 years, MH370 search ends with no plane, few answers
SYDNEY (AP) — After nearly three years, the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended in futility and frustration Tuesday, as crews completed their deep-sea search of a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean without finding a trace of the plane.
AF447 searcher recalls pain of failure as MH370 hunt ends
SYDNEY (AP) — Searchers' frustration over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is difficult to overstate, from the monstrous waves that battered search crews in one of the world's most desolate stretches of ocean to the dearth of information on the plane's flight path that stymied investigators. And now, prhaps most brutal of all, comes the admission of defeat.
Istanbul gunman captured after more than 2 weeks on run
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police captured the gunman who carried out the deadly New Year's nightclub attack in Istanbul, with officials saying Tuesday that he's an Uzbekistan national who trained in Afghanistan and confessed to the massacre.
Trump tries to calm tensions after Lewis squabble
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump spoke of national unity to a son of Martin Luther King Jr., seeking to ease friction over the president-elect's squabble with Rep. John Lewis, a protege of the slain civil rights leader.
Interior nominee Zinke to be quizzed on public lands, coal
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke says he would never sell, give away or transfer public lands, a crucial stance in his home state of Montana and the West where access to hunting and fishing is considered sacrosanct.
China's Xi takes spotlight at Davos as US makes transition
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — China is taking the world's most elite annual gathering by storm.
Orlando nightclub gunman's wife faces charges tied to attack
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen faces a court hearing in California after being arrested there in connection with his Florida shooting rampage that left 49 people dead.
Mexico town fears nightclub shooting means drug war has come
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico (AP) — While authorities investigate what set off a deadly shooting at an electronic music festival event, residents said it came amid a growing and increasingly open drug scene in this resort town that has long been spared the violence of Mexico's cartel wars.
Mounting frustration in Damascus amid widespread water cuts
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Omar Tarshan had never visited any of Syria's famous public baths until three weeks ago, when a water shortage in his Damascus neighborhood forced him to look for an alternative place to shower.
GOP targets landmark Endangered Species Act for big changes
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In control of Congress and soon the White House, Republicans are readying plans to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, one of the government's most powerful conservation tools, after decades of complaints that it hinders drilling, logging and other activitis.