Experts say police who dragged passenger had other options

CHICAGO (AP) — Airport police officers called to remove a passenger who refused to leave a United Express flight essentially walked into what law enforcement experts say was a no-win situation: enforcing a business decision by a private company.

  • Written by TAMMY WEBBER , Associated Press

Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned Thursday that North Korea may be capable of firing a missile loaded with sarin nerve gas toward Japan, as international concern mounted that a missile or nuclear test by the authoritarian state could be imminent.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press

No signs of criminality in death of judge found by river

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say there are no signs of criminality in the death of the first black woman appointed to New York state's highest court whose body was found on the bank of the Hudson River.


UN set to wrap up Haiti peacekeeping mission in mid-October

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council is set to wrap up the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti by mid-October after more than 20 years, in recognition of "the major milestone" the country has achieved toward stabilization following recent elections.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

AP Exclusive: UN child sex ring left victims but no arrests

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — In the ruins of a tropical hideaway where jetsetters once sipped rum under the Caribbean sun, the abandoned children tried to make a life for themselves. They begged and scavenged for food, but they never could scrape together enough to beat back the hunger, until the U.N. peacekeepers moved in a few blocks away.

  • Written by PAISLEY DODDS , Associated Press