A United Airlines flight that took off from the Sacramento, California, airport was forced to turn back to the runway after it struck birds that became lodged in one of its engines and sparked flames, an airport spokeswoman said.
The first terror attack on Paris killed 12 people at the satire magazine Charlie Hebdo office. The next day, a French policewoman was gunned down.
Five people, including two children and a pregnant woman, were killed early Saturday in Maryland after truck crashed and rolled over on top of a minivan, state police said.
Gunfire erupted at about 10 p.m. local time in the Hayes Valley neighborhood, said the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, citing police.
Cuba’s commitment to free 53 prisoners was a key part of the historic deal announced on Dec. 17 under which the Cuban and U.S. governments agreed to renew diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostilities.
The case could have implications for a higher-profile fight over whether the Washington Redskins team in the National Football League should lose its trademarks.
Onlookers clapped as an underwater balloon started heaving a submerged tail section of AirAsia Flight QZ8501, which went missing over the Java Sea.
France grappled with more heartbreak as another day of blood and horror ended with more deaths on Friday. The search continued for the only remaining suspect in the recent attacks.
The owner of a gun store died on Friday in a shootout with four men who were attempting to rob the business in Shawnee, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, police said.
The FBI and Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing criminal charges against former CIA chief David Petraeus for improperly providing classified information to a female Army Reserve officer with whom he was having an affair, the New York Times reported on Friday.
A 5-year-old Florida girl was likely alive when her father dropped her 62 feet off a bridge into the choppy waters of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg police said on Friday.
At least one person was killed and six cars and semi-trailers set afire in a pileup of 50 to 70 vehicles on Friday in Michigan. Hazardous materials officials ordered the evacuation of everyone living within 3 miles of the crash.
An intense manhunt for two brothers wanted in the Charlie Hebdo magazine massacre focused Thursday on northern France’s Picardy region, where sources close to the investigation said a police helicopter might have spotted the suspects.
Two sheriff’s deputies in Georgia have been placed on leave with pay for “inappropriate actions” in the case of a college student who died in the county jail, a Chatham County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman said.
The man shot and killed by police at a Columbus, Ohio, airport on Wednesday had a long criminal history and was once committed to a mental hospital for attempted murder, according to court records.