• 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

    Russian pilot rescued by Syrian commando unit

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Russian military pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey and crashed in Syria arrived on Wednesday at an air base in Latakia province after being rescued by a Syrian army commando unit, Syrian and Russian officials said.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks to the media in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cancelled a visit to Turkey which had been planned for Wednesday. (Maxim Shipenkov/Pool Photo via AP)

    The Latest: Russia bolsters anti-aircraft at Syria base

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The latest on the war in Syria, including Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:

  • A soldiers patrols at the Christmas market along the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. French authorities on Tuesday questioned a top suspect linked to attackers who terrorized Paris, while Belgium's capital remained locked down under threat of a possible similar attack. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Paris attacks: Suspect quizzed, Brussels still in lockdown

    PARIS (AP) — The man believed to have planned the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that killed 130 people and wounded hundreds more had likely planned to carry out another suicide bombing days later in the French capital’s business district, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday.

  • In this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 photo, Cuban migrants line up for breakfast given to them by an evangelical church, outside of the border control building in Penas Blancas, Costa Rica, on the border with Nicaragua. Thousands of Cuban migrants have been able to make the trip to the U.S. thanks to a constant flow of information between migrants starting the journey and those who have just completed it. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    Social media helps drive historic Cuban exodus to US

    PENAS BLANCAS, Costa Rica (AP) — As summer began to bake the central Cuban city of Sancti Spiritus, Elio Alvarez and Lideisy Hernandez sold their tiny apartment and everything in it for $5,000 and joined the largest migration from their homeland in decades.

  • Kenya president declares corruption national security threat

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s president on Monday declared corruption a national security threat and he presented a raft of measures to fight the graft that is endemic in East Africa’s largest economy.

  • Stevens scores 32 to lead No. 14 Duke women past Army 72-61

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Azura Stevens made 14 of 18 shots for a career-high 32 points and No. 14 Duke overcame a slow start to hand Army its first loss 72-61 on Sunday.

  • In this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, file photo, smoke rises as Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces shell Islamic State group positions at an oil field outside Beiji, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group’s oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil from eastern Syria in a heavy bombardment in recent days aiming to break the extremists’ biggest source of income. (AP Photo, File)

    Airstrikes hurt, but don’t halt, IS oil smuggling operations

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United States and Russia are going after the Islamic State group’s oil industry, destroying refineries and hundreds of tanker trucks transporting oil from eastern Syria in a heavy bombardment in recent days aiming to break the extremists’ biggest source of income.

  • In this image made available by Malikahere.com security personnel, right, attend close to the scene of an attack on a hotel in Bamako, Mali Friday Nov. 20, 2015. Men shouting "God is great" and armed with guns and throwing grenades stormed into the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali's capital Friday morning. (Malikahere.com via AP)

    The Latest: US military helping secure civilians in Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The latest on the attack on a hotel in the Malian capital of Bamako. (All times local):

  • A woman lights a candle near the Cosa Nostra restaurant, in Paris, Friday Nov.20, 2015. French President Francois Hollande will preside over a national ceremony Nov. 27 honoring the victims of the deadliest attacks on France in decades.(AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    France seeks partners’ aid to stanch inflow of extremists

    PARIS (AP) — A week after the deadliest attacks on France in decades, shell-shocked Parisians honored the 130 victims with candles and songs Friday, knowing that at least one suspect is still at large and fearing that other militants could be slipping through Europe’s porous borders.

  • In this Nov.13, 2015 file photo, a woman is being evacuated from the Bataclan concert hall after a shooting in Paris. Simply by staying alive, the hundreds of injured in the Paris attacks are defying the Islamic State terrorists who sought to kill them. Some were in cardiac arrest when evacuated to hospitals but now look like they will pull through. For others with smashed spines and other handicapping wounds, the months and years ahead could be a daily battle.  (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

    Battles just beginning for many of the wounded in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — One bullet tore into Amandine Andretto’s right leg, shattering her tibia. Another hit her in the arm. For three interminable hours, her parents didn’t know if she was among the dozens massacred at the Bataclan concert hall.