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  • Real identity of homeless man killed by LAPD an international mystery

    Real identity of homeless man killed by LAPD an international mystery
    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...
  • Man killed by LAPD officers on skid row was Cameroonian national, feds say

    Man killed by LAPD officers on skid row was Cameroonian national, feds say
    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...
  • Notes and notables: Veteran honored, Lee remembered, City Center Boulevard opened

    Notes and notables: Veteran honored, Lee remembered, City Center Boulevard opened
    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...
  • Newport News veteran joins French Legion of Honor for role in WWII

    Newport News veteran joins French Legion of Honor for role in WWII
    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...
  • French special forces free Dutchman

    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...
  • French forces rescue hostage in Mali detained since 2011

    French forces rescue hostage in Mali detained since 2011
    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...
  • Experiences push Tinley student past shyness

    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...
  • Investigators: Germanwings co-pilot sped up plane on descent

    Investigators: Germanwings co-pilot sped up plane on descent
    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,...
  • Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of 'depressive episode'

    Lufthansa: Co-pilot told flight school of 'depressive episode'
    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...
  • Rachel Marsden: World powers resigned to accepting the inevitable with Iran

    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...
  • Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze

    Paris chokes on pollution; City of Light becomes City of Haze
    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...