| Mar 3, 2015
| 11:15 PM
Like so many residents of Los Angeles' skid row, the homeless man shot and killed by police on Sunday had a complicated past marred by mental illness and crime.
That past seemed even more complicated Tuesday, as authorities tried to figure out who...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 11:19 AM
Federal immigration officials said Wednesday that the homeless man shot and killed by Los Angeles police on skid row was a Cameroonian national but provided no other details about the man's true identity.
Authorities had initially used fingerprints to...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 7:44 PM
A well-earned salute
On Wednesday, the French government paid tribute to Newport News resident Robert W. Harris and four other veterans from Virginia for their heroic service during World War II.
Today it's our turn.
Mr. Harris was part of the D-Day...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 2:43 PM
France honored five Virginians Wednesday, bestowing these World War II veterans with the country's highest decoration.
The French ambassador said they were there for his country in its darkest hours. They were named chevaliers – knights – of...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:08 PM
French special forces on Monday freed a Dutchman held hostage since being kidnapped in 2011 by extremists in Mali, the government said. There was no word on the fate of two men abducted at the same time.
The French military said the rescue of Sjaak Rijke...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 6:22 AM
French special forces on Monday freed a Dutchman held hostage since being kidnapped in 2011 by extremists in Mali, the government said. There was no immediate word on the fate of two men abducted at the same time.
The military said the rescue of Sjaak...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Grace Mooney said she's always considered herself a shy person. So when she was invited to attend the National Student Leadership Conference for Business and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University last summer, she was hesitant.
She was expected to...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 12:12 PM
Information retrieved from the "black box" data recorder of a doomed German jet shows its co-pilot repeatedly accelerated the plane before it slammed into the French Alps, investigators said Friday.
France's air accident investigation agency, BEA,...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:04 PM
Lufthansa knew six years ago that the co-pilot of the passenger plane that crashed in the French Alps last week had suffered from a "serious depressive episode," the German airline said Tuesday.
The airline said that as part of its internal research...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 8:30 PM
PARIS -- So it's almost official: The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (U.S., Russia, China, France, United Kingdom), plus Germany, are on the brink of striking a deal with Iran on nuclear limitations in exchange for...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick.
The child is not the only one...