Cincinnati officer charged with murder of black man

CINCINNATI - A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man has been charged with murder, with the local prosecutor calling his actions "totally unwarranted."  Video | Full Article 

Asian shares, dollar up on Fed's economic optimism 8:50pm EDT

TOKYO - Asian shares were firm on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it saw the economy and jobs continuing to strengthen, helping lift the dollar as traders bet that higher U.S. interest rates were around the corner.

Local workers transport a piece of wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 at the site of the plane crash near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine November 20, 2014. REUTERS/ANTONIO BRONIC

Russia vetoes tribunal for downed flight MH17

UNITED NATIONS - Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.  Full Article 


A pious enigma engulfed in mystery

KABUL - There are no clear photographs in existence of the tall, one-eyed leader of Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, one of the most wanted men in the world for over a decade. Now, new evidence may confirm his death two years prior.  Full Article 

An undated photo of Representative Chaka Fattah. REUTERS/U.S. House of Representatives/Handout

Congressman charged in corruption case

WASHINGTON - Democratic Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and four associates were charged in a political corruption case with bribery and misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds.  Full Article 

People are silhouetted as they pose with laptops in front of a screen projected with a Facebook logo, in this picture illustration taken in Zenica October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Facebook profit falls 9 percent as costs soar

Facebook reported a 9-percent fall in quarterly profit as it spent heavily to boost mobile revenue and develop products such as messaging service WhatsApp and Instagram  Full Article 

Death of the Dead Sea

A utility pole stands in the Dead Sea, Israel July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

The Dead Sea is shrinking, and as its waters vanish at a rate of more than one meter a year, hundreds of sinkholes are devouring land where the shoreline once stood.  Gallery 

Art from ammunition

A Ukrainian artist creates a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin from remains of 5,000 bullet cartridge cases, entitled 'Face of War'. Sharon Reich reports.