Dubai airliner crashes in Russia killing all 62 on board

MOSCOW (AP) — A Dubai airliner with 62 people on board nosedived and exploded in a giant fireball early Saturday while trying to land in strong winds in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, killing all aboard, officials said.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, ADAM SCHRECK

Why are police at political rallies - and who pays for them?

The scene was violent and chaotic: protesters being forcibly removed from a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The image reinforced a common complaint that police can be callous toward the free-speech rights of demonstrators when seeking to preserve order. Some questions and answers about rules and procedures for police at political events:

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press

AP Exclusive: Dead Brussels gunman sought IS suicide mission

PARIS (AP) — The Algerian gunman newly linked to the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris joined the Islamic State group in 2014 and told the extremists he wanted to die as a suicide bomber, bypassing the choice to be a fighter. He was instead shot to death by a police sniper in the raid that led authorities to Europe's most wanted fugitive.

  • Written by LORI HINNANT, Associated Press AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press

China journalist linked to petition on president disappears

BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing-based journalist linked with an online petition calling for the Chinese president's resignation has been missing since he disappeared from the Beijing airport on his way to Hong Kong several days ago, his lawyer said Saturday.

  • Written by GERRY SHIH, Associated Press