• Dog owner acquitted of keeping vicious animals

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A woman whose three dogs attacked and killed a Maltese mix has been acquitted of keeping vicious animals, but was convicted on other charges for not having her boxer and two pit bulls licensed or properly vaccinated for rabies.

  • This Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015 frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows a Russian warplane on fire before crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey. The Russian plane shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was operating over the Turkmen Mountain region in Syria's Latakia province, and one of the Russian pilots was captured by a rebel group that includes local Turkmen fighters. The Turkmen in Syria were among the first to take up arms against Syrian government forces, as Turkey lent its support to rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad. They have looked to Turkey for support and protection. (Haberturk TV via AP) TURKEY OUT

    Turkey-Russia spat over downed Russian warplane escalates

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A tug-of-war over a Russian warplane downed by a Turkish fighter jet at the border with Syria escalated Thursday, with Moscow drafting a slew of economic sanctions against Turkey and the Turkish president defiantly declaring that his military will shoot down any new intruder.

    Updated: 8:30 pm

  • Widows: Railroad knew of defect before veterans killed

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Intensive care nurse Angie Boivin had just tended to a woman whose leg was severed near the hip when she saw her husband Larry lying nearby under an American flag blanket. She says that she was with him when he took his last breath.

  • In this Nov. 13, 2015 photo, items decorate a gate surrounding the site of The Station nightclub fire that killed 100 people in West Warwick, R.I., in 2003. The Station Fire Memorial Foundation said that $1.3 million of the $2 million needed has been raised to complete a permanent memorial at the site.  (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith)

    Memorial to Rhode Island nightclub fire closer to $2M goal

    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The slow road to build a permanent memorial at the site of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people 12 years ago is getting shorter, as organizers said they are inching closer to raising the $2 million they need to complete it.

    Updated: 12:22 pm

  • This Nov. 8, 2015 aerial photo shows a small section of the atoll that has slipped beneath the water line only showing a small pile of rocks at low tide on Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Climate change poses an existential threat to places like the Marshall Islands, which protrude only 6 feet (2 meters) above sea level in most places. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

    Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands

    MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands (AP) — Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.

  • Sandra becomes Category 3 hurricane in eastern Pacific

    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Sandra continues to strengthen as a powerful Category 3 hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific coast, but there is no current threat to land.

  • The Latest: Tunisian attack was ‘terrorist act’; 12 dead

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The latest on an explosion that targeted a bus carrying Tunisian presidential guards in the capital. All times local.

  • Pakistani fighter jet crashes, killing woman co-pilot

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s Air Force says a fighter jet has crashed during a routine training exercise and that the aircraft’s female co-pilot died following the crash.

  • This frame grab from video by Haberturk TV, shows smoke from a Russian warplane after crashing on a hill as seen from Hatay province, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. Turkey shot down the Russian warplane Tuesday, claiming it had violated Turkish airspace and ignored repeated warnings. Russia denied that the plane crossed the Syrian border into Turkish skies. (Haberturk TV via AP)  TURKEY OUT

    The Latest: NATO to hold emergency meeting

    BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on the Russian warplane shot down by Turkey on Tuesday (All times local):

  • In this Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 photo customers stand in front of a makeshift Afghan shop inside the migrants camp in Calais, northern France. Dozens of wooden-framed shops and restaurants, mostly Afghan, stock shelves with supplies bought at Calais supermarkets. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Migrants build society in French camp they call ‘the jungle’

    CALAIS, France (AP) — Outside, acrid smoke from wood fires stings the eye, the stench of uncollected garbage and neglected toilets assaults the nose, and an autumn wind chills the bone. But inside Mimi Amanuel’s immaculate wood-framed shack, the nightmare life of Calais’ migrant camp cannot overpower a woman’s dreams.