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Charges to be dropped against AZ mom who left kids in hot car

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he'll dismiss child abuse charges against an Arizona mother accused of leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job.

American student aboard Malaysia Airlines flight shot down

An Indiana University student was one of the passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down Thursday in eastern Ukraine, leaving no survivors.

Mom accused of using salt to kill son no shows pretrial conference

 A New York mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old with salt to gain attention and sympathy was a no-show Wednesday at a pretrial conference where her defense was given an additional month for evidence discovery in the case.

U.S. business publication, Forbes, sold to Asian investors

Forbes, the iconic U.S. business publication that follows the rich and powerful, is being sold to a group of Asian investors.

Israel launches ground operation into Gaza

  The Israeli military launched a ground operation into Gaza late Thursday, the government said.

History Timeline: Commercial passenger airplane crashes

Here's a look at what you need to know about commercial passenger airplane crashes.

Airbus files patent for saddle seats on planes

For air travelers who like to gripe about being cramped in economy, here comes another warning that they've never had it so good. Airbus has filed a patent application showing detailed renderings of what may be the plane seat of the future.

The sweet and sad story behind this photo

Gifts have been arriving at the Steffel home in Kalida, Ohio, every day.

Report: Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday.

Chicago to get more ATF agents to help fight gun crime

The federal government will provide additional aid to Chicago's efforts to battle gun violence.