More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get stronger, more frequent and closer to major population centers. Next door in Kansas, they're feeling on firmer ground though no one is ready yet to declare victory.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press KELLY P. KISSEL, Associated Press SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press

Illinois, other states debate laws for police videos


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The yearlong delay before the release of a video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting a black teenager has Illinois lawmakers facing the same question before many states: As officers' dashboards and body cameras capture more police encounters with the public, how much access to the videos should there be under open records laws?

  • Written by IVAN MORENO, Associated Press

Germany: 1st suspect held over Cologne sex assaults


BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany have arrested a 26-year-old Algerian man on suspicion of committing a sexual assault in Cologne during New Year's celebrations.


Avalanche kills 5 soldiers during French Alps training


PARIS (AP) — An avalanche in the French Alps swept away a military unit training in the backcountry, killing five soldiers and injuring several others Monday, officials said.