Britt Stupfel

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AirAsia QZ8501: Plane crash blamed on weather

<b>Bad weather was the biggest factor in the crash of AirAsia flight QZ8501, the Indonesian weather agency believes.</b><p>The BMKG agency said initial analysis suggested icy conditions in the air had caused the engine to stall.<p>The Airbus A320 vanished with 162 people aboard en route from Surabaya in …

Judge Who Ruled Against Obama Immigration Action Has Checkered Past

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled on Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administrative actions on immigration, which could grant deportation relief to up to 5 million people, go beyond "beyond prosecutorial discretion" and are therefore unconstitutional.<p>The ruling by U.S. …

Man shot and killed by St. Louis Police

St. Louis police shot and killed a young African-American man Tuesday after authorities say he brandished a knife.<p>The shooting took place not far from Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer has touched off violent protests.<p>"The …

British jets bomb Isis pick-up truck in Iraq

British jets have hit Islamic State (Isis) forces in support of a Kurdish advance in north-west Iraq. The Ministry of Defence said RAF Tornado GR4s had used a Paveway guided bomb to attack a pick-up truck.<p>A spokesman said: “Overnight, two GR4s provided vital air support to Peshmerga forces …

Obama urges action at U.N. after airstrikes

U.S. and coalition warplanes pounded ISIS positions in eastern Syria on Wednesday, targeting what a Pentagon official described as mobile oil refineries being used by the so-called Islamic State terror group to help finance its operations.<p>The latest round of airstrikes were aimed at cutting off …