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U.S. Veteran, Held By North Korea, Arrives Safely In Calif.

Saying this was a "great homecoming," Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old Korean War veteran who had been held by North Korea for weeks, walked out of San Francisco International Airport with his wife on Saturday.<p>As we reported, Newman was deported by North Korea on Friday, days after he appeared on …

A Small 4.5 Quake Strikes During OU-OSU Game

Today college football saw another upset, when Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State to kill their Big 12 championship and BCS bowl game hope.<p>The AP has the details of the game. But something just as dramatic happened off the field: Stillwater, Okla., where the game was played, and a large section of the …

Missing Teen Abigail Hernandez: Cops Hoping for Another Letter

Police say they are "not giving up" hope of finding missing New Hampshire teen Abigail Hernandez, despite exhausting the best lead they had in the …

Crime

Al-Qaeda Claims Yemen Attack, Killing 52

<b>Updated on Dec. 6 at 2:34 a.m EST.</b><p>Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch al-Mallahem has claimed the Thursday attack on the Defense Ministry complex in the capital …

Mexican Official Says Six Arrested In Cobalt-60 Heist

The Associated Press is quoting a Mexican government official as saying six people in the hospital for possible radiation exposure are suspects in this week's theft of a shipment of radioactive cobalt-60.<p>The unnamed official tells the AP that the suspects were arrested on Thursday and were taken to …

Australia celebrates its first gay marriages

The Australian Capital Territory passed legislation in October which made it the only jurisdiction in the country to permit gay marriage<p>Australia's first gay marriages have been held in the national capital Canberra, despite the prospect of a High Court decision ruling against the unions later this …

Ukraine protests: epic tug-of-war for country on brink of revolution

While thousands of pro-EU protesters occupy Ukraine's capital, many in the country's east see Moscow as a guarantor of stability. Roland Oliphant reports<p>For nearly a week, a pall of sweet-smelling wood smoke has hung over Independence Square in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. As the sun goes down each …

Pope Francis' latest cool confession: He was a bouncer

Pope Francis revealed that he once worked as a bouncer at a nightclub in Buenos Aires — and it's starting a big conversation on social media, calling Francis the coolest pope ever.<p>Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) tweeted a suggestion for an off-beat dramedy about the pope as a bouncer: "Heaven can wait, and …

2 Skydivers Killed in Collision Were Part of a Jump With 200 People

What was supposed to be a week of extreme skydiving fun in Arizona for hundreds of experienced jumpers turned deadly when two men collided in mid-air …

Latin America

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>MARKETS A tug-of-war between fear and greed in world markets Subscriber content<p>Non-permanent residents impacting Canada’s major real estate markets Subscriber content<p>HOUSING MARKET Toronto home sales fall sharply in January<p>STREETWISE Element shares plunge as CEO departs, colouring …

Latest World News, Videos & Photos

Concerns grow over China's space station potentially dropping through the sky<p>Violence escalates in the Middle East<p>Mounting tensions between Russia …

Middle East

China launches rocket with its first moon lander and rover

BEIJING--In hopes of ensuring that the next man on the moon is Chinese, Beijing launched a rocket carrying a buggy-like vehicle that is expected to roam and explore the moon's surface for three months.<p>The Long March rocket lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at …

A 21st Century North Korea POW

The North Korean government released a video over the weekend of an 85-year-old U.S. veteran of the Korean War, purportedly confessing to “hostile …

Speed Seen As Possible Cause of Deadly NYC Train Derailment

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that it’s possible the deadly commuter train derailment that killed four and injured dozens on Sunday was …

Amazon drones won’t replace the mailman or FedEx woman any time soon

Amazon’s new “delivery system,” Amazon Prime Air, promises to get packages to customers “in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles,” and could be in commercial use soon as 2015, the company said Dec. 1.<p>Skeptics have quickly gathered, questioning everything from the project’s safety to …

Charlie Rose

Joe Biden Opens Weeklong Asia Trip With Tokyo Stop

<i>By JOSH LEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS</i><p>TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has opened a weeklong trip to Asia aimed at showing the U.S. is still committed to increasing its engagement and influence in the region.<p>Biden arrived in Tokyo on Monday evening and was being met by Caroline Kennedy, …

The UK government wants to block “extremist” content, but who decides what that is?

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>The UK government has confirmed that it will indeed order internet service providers to block access to “extremist” …

Pizza Hut Manager Who Was Fired for Closing on Thanksgiving Gets Job Back

After a Pizza Hut manager in Indiana announced that he had been fired for refusing to open on Thanksgiving day, Pizza Hut offered him his job …