Tears mark 10th anniversary of tsunami that killed more than 200,000

A packed train in Sri Lanka was swept off the tracks by waves as big as elephants. A boat patrolling off Thailand's shore was hurled more than a mile inland. Streets in Indonesia were turned into roaring rivers that carried people to their deaths.

Police, public salute fallen NYPD officer

The wife and two sons of a policeman gunned down along with his partner in a brazen daylight ambush were joined at his wake Friday by hundreds of uniformed officers, including dozens who saluted as his flag-draped casket was carried into the church.

New Russian military doctrine calls NATO top threat

Russia identified NATO as the nation's No. 1 military threat and raised the possibility of a broader use of precision conventional weapons to deter foreign aggression under a new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday.

Wrong-way driver arrested in Rhode Island after crash

A Massachusetts man has been charged with driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 in Rhode Island, crashing into another vehicle and jumping into the Providence River in an escape attempt.


Capacity crowds pack 'Interview' screenings

Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.

NYC readies for weekend wake, funeral of officer

New York City police officers remained vigilant against any threats on Thursday as the city readied itself for a wake and a funeral this weekend for one of two officers slain in their patrol car.

Police: Baby Jesus taken, replaced with pig's head

Haverhill. Mass., Mayor James Fiorentini says the desecration has "all the elements of a hate crime."

Retired officer investigated over alleged threat

A retired East Windsor police officer is being investigated in connection with allegations he asked "law enforcement friends" to kill a Chicopee, Massachusetts, man accused of posting a Facebook comment threatening police.




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Faces of the missing in Mexico

The relatives of 43 missing college students hold posters of their loved ones during a protest Thursday outside Germany's embassy in Mexico City. Demonstrators say German arms manufacturers exported rifles to a corrupt local police department...

Father to Islamic State: Free my son

The father of a Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State group in Syria pleaded for his son's release on Thursday, asking the group to treat him well in captivity as a fellow Muslim.

Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

Crying onlookers took part in beachside memorials and religious services across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead in one of modern history's worst natural...



Wake to be held for one of two slain New York City police officers

Mourners will gather Friday at a Queens church for the wake of a New York Police Department officer who was killed along with his partner in an ambush shooting.

Mississippi towns regroup after deadly storms

Elizabeth Bordelon planned to go Christmas shopping until nasty weather blowing through southeastern Mississippi convinced her to hold off. By the time she returned Tuesday to her Columbia trailer park she had called home for only a short time, a...