Russian plane crash probe rules out explosion

MOSCOW (AP) — Flight recorders revealed no evidence of an explosion on board a Russian plane that crashed, killing all 92 on board, but investigators haven't ruled out a deliberate mechanical impact to down the plane, a military official said Thursday.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Pres

Brother of JonBenet Ramsey sues CBS for $750M over series

DENVER (AP) — The older brother of JonBenet Ramsey is suing CBS and others for $750 million, saying his reputation was ruined after a television series that concluded he killed his 6-year-old sister two decades ago.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Growing number of Americans are retiring outside the US

Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012.

  • Written by MARIA ZAMUDIO, For The Associated Press

'Star Wars' actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at 60

Carrie Fisher

LOS ANGELES — Carrie Fisher, a daughter of Hollywood royalty who gained pop-culture fame as Princess Leia in the original “Star Wars” and turned her struggles with addiction and mental illness into wickedly funny books, a hit film and a one-woman stage show, died Tuesday after falling ill aboard a flight last week. She was 60.

  • Written by AP

Trump expands inner circle with new security official, envoy

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump tapped an experienced hand from the George W. Bush era and a longtime Trump Organization official to become members of his inner circle when he assumes office next month.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press