| Dec 26, 2009
| 11:34 AM
An official briefed on the attack on a Detroit airliner said Saturday the U.S. has known for at least two years that the suspect in the attack could have terrorist ties.
The official told The Associated Press that the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab,...
| Dec 26, 2009
| 3:51 PM
They heard a pop that sounded like fireworks. They saw a glow of flame followed by a rush of smoke. And that was enough for passengers on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 to pounce.
From several seats away, Dutch tourist Jasper Schuringa says he jumped to...
| Dec 27, 2009
| 10:51 AM
The Obama administration promised Sunday to review security procedures at airports and the government's system for checking suspicious travelers after an alleged terrorist bent on destroying a jetliner came close to succeeding.
An apparent malfunction in...
| Dec 30, 2009
| 9:42 AM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Netherlands announced Wednesday it will immediately begin using full body scanners for flights heading to the United States, issuing a report that called the failed Christmas Day airline bombing a "professional" al-Qaida...
| Jan 7, 2010
U.S. border security officials learned of the alleged extremist links of the suspect in the Christmas Day jetliner bombing attempt as he was airborne from Amsterdam to Detroit and had decided to question him when he landed, officials disclosed Wednesday....
| Jan 12, 2010
| 12:35 PM
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- Without Miep Gies, the story of Anne Frank might never have been known.
The former office secretary who helped hide the Jewish teenager from the Nazis for two years gathered up the scattered diary pages after the Frank family...
| Jan 12, 2010
Miep Gies, who played a pivotal role in introducing to the world the poignant diary of the young Anne Frank and in relating the Frank family's failed attempt to hide from the Nazis, has died. She was 100.
Gies died Monday after a short illness, according...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 10:29 AM
An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early Monday, setting off a frantic search as passenger seats, baby sandals and other debris washed ashore.
At least 34 bodies were...
| Feb 14, 2010
Looking for unique way to tour downtown Houston with your friends or family? Try Houston's newest attraction, the Pedal Party. Its similar to a party bus except this takes a bit of physical activity, call it a "party bike."
It holds up to 16 party...
| Apr 9, 2011
| 2:22 PM
A lone gunman shot dead six people with an automatic weapon as he walked calmly through a Dutch shopping mall on Saturday, and threatened to blow up three other shopping malls before eventually killing himself.
Panicked shoppers ran for cover or hid in...
| Oct 30, 2010
Imagine it's the day after the election, and California awakes to a brave new state where marijuana is the same as alcohol, at least legally.
Does that mean anyone over 21 can head to the nearest medical marijuana club and buy pot for personal pleasure?...
| Dec 5, 2010
Hostels can be boring, cheap, safe places to stay for a night. Of course, in Eli Roth's "Hostel" horror flicks, they can lead to torture and malice. This list leaps beyond the bare white walls and hard mattresses, while stopping short of chainsaws and...