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California woman gets jail for dumping puppies in trash

A Southern California woman authorities caught on surveillance video in April dumping a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a trash can has received jail time.

Captain called hero after bird strike disables Russian jetliner

The captain of a Russian passenger jet was hailed as a hero Thursday for landing his plane in a cornfield after it collided with a flock of gulls, causing both engines to malfunction. Only one passenger was hospitalized.

Philadelphia gunman, 36, has criminal past, police say

An hourslong standoff where a gunman shot at police, wounding six of them, as he was barricaded inside a Philadelphia home somehow ended with no fatalities.

China ambassador issues warning over Hong Kong protests

China’s ambassador to the U.K. said Thursday the Beijing government will not “sit on its hands” if the situation in Hong Kong continues to deteriorate after more than two months of near-daily street protests.