US & World

35 killed, 42 injured in Shanghai stampede

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.

Palestinians join International Criminal Court

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.

Weather hampers AirAsia search; sonar may have found parts of plane

Sonar may have located parts of the AirAsia flight that disappeared Sunday. Recovery teams have now pulled at least seven bodies.

US military returns to Iraq 3 years after withdrawing

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.

Russian opposition figure detained amid protests in Moscow

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.

AirAsia 8501: Wreckage, bodies reveal jet's fate days after it disappeared

Rescue crews scouring the waters off Indonesia say they have found dozens of bodies and have spotted wreckage that belongs to AirAsia QZ8501.

Missing AirAsia jet: Indonesia asks US for help

The jet carrying 162 people is believed to have crashed into Indonesia's Java Sea. The State Department says no Americans were on board.

Search resumes for missing AirAsia flight with 162 aboard

Ships and planes have resumed the search for AirAsia flight QZ8501, which lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday.

Which world leader had the best and the worst year in 2014?

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.

Afghanistan ceremony officially ends America's longest war

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.

1 dead, hundreds stranded in Greek ferry disaster

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.

Pakistan says it's killed dozens of extremists in military operation

The operation in tribal North Waziristan involved airstrikes and ground forces, the Pakistan military says.

Police, politicians, gather in New York for Ramos funeral

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 blames U.S. amid reports of new internet outages

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."

Ukrainian peace talks put on hold

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.

Man shot with stun gun dies at border crossing

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.