Britain: Evidence suggests Russian Metrojet downed by bomb

LONDON (AP) — Evidence suggests a Russian jet that crashed over Egypt's Sinai desert may have been brought down by a bomb, the British government said Wednesday, suspending flights to and from the Sinai Peninsula as a precaution.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press DMITRY LOVETSKY, Associated Press

Conflict hard to ignore as stabbings reach Israeli heartland

RISHON LEZION, Israel (AP) — Darya Zelenkov was working her shift in a downtown clothing shop in this central Israeli city when she was startled by a knife-wielding Palestinian trying to burst in. The quick-thinking saleswoman quickly slammed the glass door in his face.

  • Written by ARON HELLER, Associated Press

Deep distrust persists between Iran, US despite nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — As Iran marks the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, one could be forgiven for thinking relations were just as bad as ever between the Islamic Republic and America.

  • Written by ALI AKBAR DAREINI, Associated Press JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

Afghans swell migrant tide as they flee war, unemployment

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As a recent high school graduate from a middle-class Kabul family, Mohammed Fahim Aazar has the means to go to college and pursue a profession in Afghanistan, but instead he's acquired a $5,600 visa and a plane ticket to Turkey, where he will embark on the migrant trail to Europe.

  • Written by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press

In VW inquiry, states scrutinize ads to build case

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, Volkswagen lured customers with "clean diesel" ads that sent cars zooming off the lot and the company's revenues spiraling. Now, in the wake of VW's admission that its software cheated emissions tests, those ads could bring major sticker shock for the German automaker.

  • Written by RONNIE GREENE, Associated Press RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press