Twice lucky: Dubai crash-landing survivor wins $1 million

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After he escaped unharmed from the burning wreckage of an Emirates airplane that had crash-landed in Dubai, Mohamed Basheer already considered himself lucky.

  • Written by JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press

Fire at maternity ward in Baghdad hospital kills 12 babies

BAGHDAD (AP) — A fire ripped through a maternity ward at a Baghdad hospital overnight, killing 12 newborn babies, government officials said Wednesday, a deadly blaze that was likely caused by faulty electrical wiring.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

Report blasts Baltimore police over racial bias, force

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Justice Department and Baltimore police agreed to negotiate court-enforceable reforms after a scathing federal report released Wednesday criticized officers for using excessive force and routinely discriminating against blacks.

  • Written by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press