House GOP on track to undoing post-2008 financial rules


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans headed toward a vote Thursday on dismantling sweeping financial rules established under President Barack Obama that were designed to head off economic meltdowns like the one that caused millions of Americans to lose their jobs and homes during the Great Recession.


  • Written by KEVIN FREKING , Associated Press

Myanmar navy ship, fishermen find bodies in search for plane


SAN HLAN, Myanmar (AP) — Fishermen joined navy and air force personnel Thursday in recovering bodies and aircraft parts from the sea off Myanmar, where a military plane carrying 122 people including 15 children crashed a day earlier, officials said.


  • Written by ESTHER HTUSAN , Associated Press

WWII veteran's remains return home after missing 74 years


ATLANTA (AP) — More than 70 years ago, a U.S. Army plane dubbed "Hot as Hell" was headed for India on a supply mission. It never arrived, and no one went looking for the doomed aircraft or the eight men on board because military officials had no way of pinpointing where it went down.

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  • Written by JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr. , Associated Press

Nearly 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Heavily armed al-Shabab extremists have stormed a military base in Somalia's semiautonomous state of Puntland, killing close to 70 people and wounding dozens more, officials said Thursday. Residents said civilians, including women, were beheaded during the rampage.

  • Written by ABDI GULED , Associated Press