A symbolic start: 3 passenger flights to leave Brussels

BRUSSELS (AP) — In what officials acknowledge is a symbolic gesture, three passenger flights will be taking off from Brussels Airport on Sunday after a 12-day shutdown caused by a deadly bombing attack.

  • Written by BISHR EL TOUNI, Associated Press

Amtrak train hits equipment on track; 2 workers die

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — An Amtrak train struck a piece of heavy equipment just south of Philadelphia on Sunday, causing a derailment that killed two Amtrak workers and sent more than 30 passengers to hospitals, authorities said.


Audit finds UN deficiencies linked to alleged bribery case

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An internal audit has found important deficiencies and lapses in the U.N.'s involvement with two foundations and several non-governmental organizations linked to an alleged bribery case involving former General Assembly president John Ashe.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Armed with photo of slain daughter, mom pushes for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The photo is jarring: a teenage girl lying on a slab, her chest sliced open exposing bone and blood. There's a gaping wound in the left side of her head. It's hard to look at, but Nardyne Jefferies has made it her mission since her daughter was killed in a drive-by shooting to make sure Americans — especially politicians — are forced to see exactly what gun violence does.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press

Obama, world leaders urge action on nuclear security, terror

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders declared progress in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press