China detains 11 over deadly warehouse explosion

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 government officials and company executives over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 145 people in the country's worst industrial disaster in recent years.


Austrian Police: At least 20 migrants found dead in truck

PARNDORF, Austria (AP) — Police on Thursday discovered the partially decomposed bodies at least 20 migrants piled up in a truck parked on the shoulder of an Austrian highway leading from the Hungarian border.

  • Written by RONALD ZAK, Associated Press

New hospital in Jordan treats worst of Mideast's war-wounded

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — They are among the most tragically wounded from the Middle East's multiple wars. A 14-year-old Syrian girl whose lower legs were torn off by a shell. A 15-year-old Iraqi boy who was severely burned in a car bomb explosion.

  • Written by KARIN LAUB, Associated Press

Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people

BEIJING (AP) — A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social media.


Judge sentences Holmes to life, orders him out of courtroom

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The man who unleashed a murderous attack on a packed Colorado movie theater was ordered Wednesday to serve life in prison without parole plus 3,318 years — the maximum allowed by law — before the judge told deputies, "Get the defendant out of my courtroom, please."

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press