Several top aides to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson resigned on Thursday, citing frustration with the influence of the retired neurosurgeon's business manager and questioning his readiness for the White House.
The widows of three sailors killed in a Navy helicopter crash two years ago off the coast of Virginia are suing the manufacturer, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and several other companies that produced components for the MH-53E Sea Dragon.
On a New Year's Eve haunted by fears of terrorism, a spectacular fire in one of Dubai's tall towers captured the world's attention. With few exceptions, the celebrations rolled on, and while fire still raged, the Dubai Media office declared on Twitter: "New Year celebrations in Dubai will continue as scheduled."
Floodwater was starting to recede at some water-logged Midwestern communities Thursday, but hundreds of homes were damaged, hundreds more remained evacuated, and getting through St. Louis by car, boat or train was increasingly difficult.
Thick crowds of revelers packed Times Square in the hours before the midnight ball drop, resolving to celebrate New Year's Eve with gusto and optimism, despite a year filled with headlines of extremist attacks and a heavy security presence.
Police in Munich warned of a "serious, imminent threat" by Islamic State group suicide bombers wanting to commit an attack on New Year's Eve and asked people to stay away from the city's main train station and a second train station in the city's Pasing neighborhood.
CONTRACTS AIR FORCE United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $317,757,559 modification (P00160) to previously awarded contract FA8611-08-C-2896 for F119 engine sustainment. Work will be performed at East Hartford, Connecticut; Edwards Air Force Base, California; Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska;
Residents of the Iraqi city of Ramadi who escaped the recent battle there are describing the horrors of life under the Islamic State and their relief at being rescued by the Iraqi army when it recaptured most of the city earlier this week.
The U.S. military has sharply cut the use of psychologists in its military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, citing new rules set last summer by the American Psychological Association, defense officials said.
Tens of thousands of people whistled and cheered at a fireworks show taking place at the Burj Khalifa skyscraper as teams of firefighters were working to put out a blaze that had engulfed a nearby 63-story luxury hotel and residential building.
Suspected plots to wage New Year's Eve violence led to an arrest in New York state and raids in Belgium, as security agencies around the world imposed extraordinary measures amid heightened fears following attacks in Paris and California.