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Sheriff’s deputy ambushed and shot dead at Houston gas station

A sheriff's deputy was ambushed and shot dead at a gas station in northwest Houston on late Friday, prompting a manhunt for the person responsible. Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman Thomas Gilliland said the attack happened at about [...]

Erika kills at least 20, destroys hundreds of homes in Dominica

At least 20 people have been killed and hundreds of homes have been destroyed after Tropical Storm Erika impacted the Caribbean country of Dominica, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in an address to the nation on Friday. An unknown number [...]

Small plane that disappeared 23 years ago found crashed in Canada

The wreckage of a small plane that disappeared over the Canadian province of Ontario more than two decades ago has finally been found, provincial police say. The aircraft was located on Thursday after someone reported finding aircraft wreckage [...]

Ashley Madison’s chief executive resigns, infidelity website to continue

Avid Life Media, the owner of Ashley Madison, says its founder and chief executive, Noel Biderman, is stepping down after hackers stole information belonging to more than 30 million users, but adds that the infidelity website will continue to [...]

Gunmen dressed as Afghan soldiers kill 2 NATO service members

Two coalition service members were killed early Wednesday and three others were wounded when two gunmen dressed as Afghan security forces opened fire on their vehicle, the NATO-led Resolute Support force said in a brief statement. The attack [...]

Dow closes down 204 points after Wall Street’s biggest reversal in 7 years

The Dow soared as much as 441 points on Tuesday on news that China's central bank had decided to cut its interest rates, but all those gains were erased during a brutal sell-off in the last hour of trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [...]

4 British tourists among dead in Quebec plane crash

Four Britons were among six people killed Sunday when a small plane crashed during a sightseeing trip in Canada, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Tuesday. "This terrible incident has taken the lives of all on board, including [...]

Dow closes down 530 points as China slowdown fuels global growth fears

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday after fresh indications of a sharper-than-expected economic slowdown in China, fueling global growth fears. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 530.94 points at 16,459.75, sending the blue-chip index [...]

Islamic State deputy leader killed in U.S. airstrike

The second-in-command of the Islamic State (ISIS) group, Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali, who was also known as Hajji Mutazz, has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in northern Iraq, the White House announced on Friday. Al-Hayali was killed on Tuesday [...]

U.S. Marines stop gunman from launching attack on Paris-bound train

Two U.S. Marines in civilian clothing have been hailed as heroes after they stopped a gunman from carrying out an attack on board an international train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris. Both Marines were seriously injured. The incident happened [...]