TOKYO (AP) — An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations to save the man and heightening fears for the life a Jordanian fighter pilot also held hostage.
NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with a strategy to stay above the fray and public opinion that eventually soured on the cops' behavior.
Longtime New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D) announced his resignation from his leadership post Friday as other top Democrats jockeyed for the job in the wake of Silver's arrest on federal corruption charges.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan police say a protest in the capital, Kabul, against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, turned into a violent confrontation between demonstrations and riot police.
PARIS (AP) — French authorities filed preliminary charges on Saturday against five men allegedly implicated in a jihadi recruiting network based in a small southern town from where about 20 youths went to fight in Syria and Iraq.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A new Vatican outreach initiative to listen to women
hit a sour note before it even got off the ground: The sexy blonde on its Internet promo video came under such ridicule that it was quickly taken down.
When Mitt Romney announced on Friday that he had decided not to run for president in 2016, there was sort of a sigh of relief among some supporters and a confirmation of what others had been suspecting earlier in the week —that despite all the hype, Romney just wasn't taking the steps he would take if he planned to run a third time.