Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by a powerful earthquake.

  • Written by ANNIE HO, Associated Press

Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring around 150, slamming into each other on a curve without braking after an automatic safety system apparently failed to stop them, the transport minister said.

  • Written by MATTHIAS SCHRADER, Associated Press KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press

Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

Belligerence as strategy: Pyongyang and its provocations

In Japan, the prime minister said North Korea would be committing a "grave, provocative act" if it followed through on plans to launch a long-range rocket. South Korea warned of "searing consequences" if the launch went ahead. Moscow and Washington, which rarely agree on much of anything these days, both denounced Pyongyang's plans. Even China, North Korea's closest ally, said it was worried.

  • Written by TIM SULLIVAN, Associated Press Writer