US & World
Thirty-five people have been killed in a stampede during New Year's celebrations in downtown Shanghai, China's state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
The move by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas set the stage for a diplomatic showdown with the United States and drew an angry response from Israel.
Sonar may have located parts of the AirAsia flight that disappeared Sunday. Recovery teams have now pulled at least seven bodies.
Three years after the U.S. military officially withdrew from Iraq, 2,000 U.S. troops are back restoring the old buildings they'd left behind.
Alexei Navalny broke his house arrest after he was convicted of fraud and given a 3 1/2-year suspended sentence. Navalny was a leader of the protests by opposition groups in Moscow three years ago.
Rescue crews scouring the waters off Indonesia say they have found dozens of bodies and have spotted wreckage that belongs to AirAsia QZ8501.
The jet carrying 162 people is believed to have crashed into Indonesia's Java Sea. The State Department says no Americans were on board.
Ships and planes have resumed the search for AirAsia flight QZ8501, which lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday.
Vladimir Putin got off to a great start, then it all turned sour. Bashar Assad looks to be better positioned today than back in January. Perhaps the pope had the best year of all.
While the conflict, which has claimed the lives of some 3,500 U.S. and NATO troops, is formally ending, 13,500 foreign soldiers will remain in support roles.
Italian and Greek rescue crews battled gale-force winds and massive waves Sunday as they struggled to evacuate hundreds of people trapped on a burning ferry adrift between Italy and Albania.
The operation in tribal North Waziristan involved airstrikes and ground forces, the Pakistan military says.
Officer Rafael Ramos is being remembered at a service at Christ Tabernacle Church in Queens a week after he and his partner were fatally shot in an unprovoked attack.
Pyongyang has accused President Obama of "reckless words and deeds" and said the U.S. is "playing hide and seek as children with runny noses would."
The talks that began on Wednesday were expected to be continued today in Minsk. Belarus, which is hosting the dialogue, declined to comment on the reason.
Police say the man attacked as authorities tried to take him into custody Wednesday night. He was attempting to enter the U.S. on foot.