United States

Wind-driven wildfire forces people to flee rural California

A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said.

World

Moroccan king orders inquiry into deadly train crash

Morocco's king has ordered an investigation into a deadly train crash that killed six people.

Technology

People keep walking into glass at Apple Park

Apple's futuristic-looking new campus, known as the Apple Park, had employees slowly start to move in earlier this year following construction delays (the move was meant to start last April).

World

Afghan official: Bodies found of 9 people abducted last year

An Afghan official says that bodies of nine civilians abducted by militants early last year have been found in the country's eastern province of Nangarhar.

World

Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash

Iran's Press TV is reporting that search and rescue teams have reached the site of the plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board.

World

Avalanches kill 11-year-old girl and her father in France, injure 2 in Switzerland

Authorities say two skiers were killed by an avalanche in the French Alps, and two more people were injured by an avalanche in Switzerland near the border with France.

World

British model Chloe Ayling: 'If it wasn't me, I would think it was just crazy'

Kidnapped model Chloe Ayling isn’t bothered that people suspect she masterminded the crime.

World

The Latest: All 66 people aboard killed in Iran plane crash

The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local): 11:50 a.m.

World

Trio of suicide bombers kill 18 at crowded market in Nigeria

Police say three suicide bombers have attacked a crowded market in northern Nigeria, killing at least 18 people.

United States

Freeway crash near Los Angeles kills at least 5

A semi-truck broke through the center divider of a freeway in Southern California on Friday afternoon, killing at least five people and injuring others.

United States

Sheriff didn't pursue sex case against Texas church gunman

Sheriff's deputies didn't pursue a sexual assault investigation against the man who shot and killed 26 people at a Texas church, even though the woman reporting it signed a complaint detailing the alleged attack.

World

Gunmen shoot dead 18 in northwestern Nigeria over cattle

Police say gunmen have shot dead at least 18 people in Nigeria's northwestern Zamfara state.

World

Oxfam chief says sex-abuse claims shame the organization

The head of Oxfam International says claims that staff members sexually exploited people in crisis zones are "a stain" that shames the charity.

Technology

UC Berkeley researches design cockroach inspired robot

A cockroach, the insect that causes most people to cringe at the sight, might be the key to a scientific breakthrough in robot technology.

United States

Police: Alabama mall manager fatally shot, 3 in custody

Police say gunfire at an Alabama mall has left the mall manager dead, another person wounded and at least three people in custody.

World

Doctors Without Borders issue statement on sexual misconduct

International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres says it has taken action on 24 cases of sexual harassment or abuse among employees last year and dismissed 19 people in the process.

United States

Driver arrested in stolen vehicle crash that killed 5

A man accused of crashing a stolen vehicle while fleeing police on Long Island, leaving five people dead, has been arrested.

United States

Nikolas Cruz, identified as Florida high school shooting suspect, reportedly showed warning signs

The suspected gunman arrested in connection with Wednesday's shooting at a Florida high school which left at least 17 people dead, was identified by the sheriff as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz.

United States

Cop suspended amid rebel flag dispute at civil rights museum

An African-American police officer says he was fired, then rehired and suspended, after a verbal confrontation with people carrying Confederate-themed flags outside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

United States

Vehicle attempts to enter National Security Agency campus; 3 people in custody

Three people were taken into custody Wednesday morning after a black SUV attempted to enter the National Security Agency campus in Maryland without authorization — the incident ending with the bullet-riddled vehicle being stopped by barriers outside the

World

Taliban letter addresses 'American people,' urges talks

The Taliban are urging the "American people" to press their government to withdraw from Afghanistan and reminded Americans that the Afghan war is the longest conflict in which they have been embroiled — and at a cost of "trillions of dollars."

Science

Supersonic plane that could transport people faster than the speed of sound gets full funding under Trump's NASA budget proposal

The Trump administration's fiscal year 2019 budget proposal for NASA includes full funding for an experimental supersonic airplane that could one day transport commercial-airline passengers faster than the speed of sound.

United States

23 Tennessee stores shut, accused of selling marijuana candy

Local, state and federal authorities in Tennessee have padlocked 23 stores and indicted 21 people they accuse of selling candy and other products containing a form of marijuana.

World

Police say 7 dead in Sri Lankan building collapse

Sri Lankan police say at least seven people have died in a building collapse in a busy area of the capital.

United States

Mardi Gras marred as 3 killed, 5 wounded in New Orleans

A festive close to Mardi Gras was marred by shootings across New Orleans that left three people dead and five others wounded.

United States

Judge: Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter still incompetent

A Colorado judge says a man who acknowledges killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic remains mentally incompetent.

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