Gunmen stage jewel heist on French highway, trigger manhunt

PARIS - About 15 gunmen ambushed two vans carrying jewels worth millions on a French highway in the dead of night, ejecting their drivers and speeding off into the Burgundy countryside, police said. It ...

Search continues after military helicopter crash

Human remains and helicopter parts were recovered Wednesday after seven Marines and four soldiers crashed in heavy fog during military training in Florida.

Panel: Use new meningitis vaccines only for outbreaks

One student died last week and three others were sickened as the result of an outbreak at the University of Oregon. 

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

The regulatory agency voted 3-2 Thursday in favor of rules aimed at enforcing what's called “net neutrality.” 

Massachusetts man selling, shipping snow from his yard

A Massachusetts man has found a way to profit from the several feet of snow in his yard: He's shipping it to people in warmer climates for the bargain price of $89 for six pounds.

Slight gains push US stocks to record highs; Home Depot up

The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index delivered new highs Tuesday, beating marks they set last week.

Greece clears key hurdle to extend bailout but doubts remain

Greece cleared a major hurdle Tuesday in its ongoing battle to remain solvent as its European creditors approved a 4-month extension to its financial bailout — but the cash-strapped country has much more to do to convince its partners that it deserves longer-term help beyond the summer.

Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, 1st death in outbreak

An 18-month-old boy has died of measles amid an outbreak in Berlin, a hospital in the German capital said Tuesday.

Suicide bombers kill 24 at 2 bus stations in north Nigeria

Teenage suicide bombers, suspected to be Boko Haram extremists, killed at least 24 people in separate blasts Tuesday at crowded bus stations in two northern Nigerian cities 300 kilometers (185 miles) apart.

9 dead including gunman in Czech restaurant shooting

A gunman opened fire inside a small-town restaurant at lunchtime Tuesday, killing eight people and seriously wounding a waitress before he fatally shot himself, officials said. It was the worst shooting attack in the country's history.

Dozens of Christians abducted by Islamic militants in Syria

The Islamic State militants struck before dawn, staging house-to-house raids in a cluster of villages nestled along the Khabur River in northeastern Syria. They abducted at least 70 Christians — many of them women and children — while thousands of others fled to safer areas.

CBS News releases video referenced in O'Reilly dispute

CBS News on Monday released video from four stories it aired about the Falklands War in 1982, all part of a dispute involving Fox News Channel host Bill O'Reilly and his subsequent statements about covering the war.

New flight paths angering residents in Phoenix, other cities

For the past several months, he and other residents in a Phoenix neighborhood of historic homes have been jolted — sometimes out of their sleep — by the sound of airplanes flying directly above them. The noise sometimes comes every three minutes and can last through the night.

States predict inmates' future crimes with secretive surveys

The 70-year-old widow whose yard he was mowing told him to wait on her porch. Instead, she said, he jerked the storm door open, slammed her against the wall, forced her into the bedroom and raped her. The parolee pushed her with such force, she said, that her front teeth were knocked loose.

Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

More than 46 million cars and trucks on the road in the U.S. — about one-fifth the total — were recalled because of safety defects but never repaired, according to a study by Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports. Some of those defects have the potential to cause a crash, injury, even death.

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