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It was not immediately clear whether the black box recorders were still inside the tail or had detached when the Airbus A320 plummeted into the Java Sea on Dec. 28., killing all 162 people on board.
January 10, 2015
One fatality was reported, from a scene a witness calls "unreal." Several semis were involved, including one carrying fireworks; video footage shows billowing flames and a barrage of explosions.
January 09, 2015
French officials are searching for Hayat Boumeddiene, whom they say was involved in the killing of a policewoman in Paris on Thursday and possibly a later hostage-taking.
January 09, 2015
Attorney General Eric Holder must now decide whether to pursue charges against former Gen. David Petraeus over a leak of classified documents.
January 09, 2015
A Paris neighborhood found itself at the center of a violent stand-off on Friday, with shoppers taken hostage at a local supermarket
January 09, 2015
Oscar Romero, was gunned down in 1980 after he denounced a crackdown by El Salvador's junta on its left-wing opponents at the start of a 13-year civil war.
January 09, 2015
Activists are concerned over the future of prisoners reportedly let to by the government. Rights groups say officials attached conditions to the dissidents' freedom.
January 09, 2015
The Senate is set to vote on the Keystone XL pipeline although President Obama has vowed to veto it. What does Nebraska's Supreme Court ruling allowing the pipeline to proceed mean for those involved?
January 09, 2015
Robert Siegel talks to Paris-based terrorism and security expert Jean-Charles Brisard about the terrorist cell in France known as the Buttes-Chaumont network.
January 09, 2015
Massachusetts is one of a growing number of states that are putting new restrictions on the practice of restraining and secluding public school students.
January 09, 2015
But William Bratton tells NPR the issue was being corrected. The death of Eric Garner in police custody and the subsequent slaying of two New York City police officers has created a tense atmosphere.
January 09, 2015
House Republicans voted this week to change the way Congress measures the effects of tax and spending bills.
January 09, 2015
The U.S. House passed legislation to approve the pipeline on Friday and the Senate is expected to take up the issue in coming weeks. President Obama has threatened a veto. In the meantime, a legal challenge over the route the pipeline would take through Nebraska has been resolved — for now.
January 09, 2015
A Paris neighborhood found itself at the center of a violent stand-off on Friday, with shoppers taken hostage at a local supermarket
January 09, 2015
Former CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling goes to trial next week on charges he violated his oath and leaked confidential information to reporter James Risen. But Sterling's legal plight is largely overshadowed by Risen's First Amendment arguments and media backlash to the Justice Department decision to subpoena him.
January 09, 2015
The U.S. Olympic Committee surprised everyone by tabbing Boston as its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Robert Siegel talks with expert on all things Olympics, David Wallechinsky for some answers.
January 09, 2015
Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the new Congress, Keystone XL Pipeline votes and terror in Paris.
January 09, 2015
The Coast Guard has seen a spike in the number of Cubans trying to sail to Florida. The cause, it says, is a false rumor that the U.S. will soon change its policy toward Cubans who reach U.S. shores.
January 09, 2015
Former Onion editor Joe Randazzo reacts to the attack of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this week.
January 09, 2015
Police in France have ended both of the hostage sieges they were facing in and near Paris. Three gunmen are dead, along with four of the hostages.
January 09, 2015

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