Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border, Putin warns of 'serious consequences'

ANKARA/MOSCOW Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying the jet had violated its air space, in one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a NATO member country and Russia for half a century. | Video

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Hungary detains group heading to capital with explosives, finds bomb lab

BUDAPEST Hungarian anti-terrorist police last week detained four people heading to the capital with explosives in their car, and found a bomb-making laboratory set up for a mass killing, the unit's chief said on Tuesday, declining to rule out a link to Islamist militants.

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Apparent suicide attack on Tunisian presidential guard bus kills 12

TUNIS A bomb exploded on a bus packed with Tunisian presidential guards in the capital Tunis on Tuesday, killing at least 12 people in an attack one source said was probably the work of a suicide bomber. | Video

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Minneapolis police arrest two in shooting of Black Lives Matter protesters

MINNEAPOLIS Minneapolis police said on Tuesday they have arrested a 23-year-old white man and a 32-year-old Hispanic man over the shooting of five people near a city police station where demonstrators have gathered for more than a week to protest the killing of an unarmed black man by officers. | Video

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Many House Republicans want refugee restrictions in spending bill

WASHINGTON Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries, the bill's sponsor said on Tuesday.

Trump lawyer warns Republicans about Super PAC attack ads

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's presidential campaign warned the Republican Party on Tuesday about donors pooling funds for attack ads, saying Republicans must treat him fairly if they want to keep him from launching an independent bid.

Five charged in $600 million California health care fraud scheme

LOS ANGELES The former chief financial officer of a California hospital and four other people have been charged in a series of health care kickback schemes that generated nearly $600 million in fraudulent billings for spinal surgeries, prosecutors said on Tuesday.


France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks, Hollande wins US backing

PARIS/BRUSSELS An investigation into the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris widened on Tuesday when French prosecutors said a man who provided lodging to the suspected ringleader must have known of a terrorist plot, and Belgium issued a warrant for a new suspect