• 12 dead in terrorist attack on Paris weekly; gunmen escape

    JAMEY KEATEN and LORI HINNANT, Associated Press | Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    PARIS — Three masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including its editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest postwar terrorist attack.

  • Tail of crashed AirAsia plane discovered in Java Sea

    By ACHMAD IBRAHIM | Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet’s all-important black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft. Powerful currents and murky water continue to hinder the operation, but searchers managed to get a photograph of the debris — about 9 kilometers (nearly 6 miles) from where Flight 8501 lost contact Dec. 28 — after it was detected by an Indonesian survey ship, National Search and Rescue chief Henry Bambang Soelistyo told reporters. One released image appeared to show an upside down “A” painted on a piece of metal, while another