Air France Jet Possibly Disintegrated in Mid-Air

Two pieces of new evidence suggest that Air France Flight 447 broke up over a number of minutes, rather than in one catastrophic incident, before plunging into the Atlantic Ocean and killing all 228 people aboard.

Pakistani Says Detention in Britain 'Mental Torture'

One of several Pakistani students rounded up by British authorities on allegations of terrorism — later dropped — described his detention as "mental torture" after returning to his native country Thursday.

Police Probe Jessica Alba Link to Vandalism

Police are investigating after photos posted on a Web site appeared to show the actress putting up posters of a great white shark on property in Oklahoma City.

Obama Takes Health Care Agenda to Wisconsin

President Barack Obama, facing challenges to his ambitious health care overhaul from Congress, is visiting supporters outside the capital and turning to them to muster up momentum for one of his top legislative priorities.

Cowboys Knew of Earlier Canopy Collapse, Official Says

The Dallas Cowboys knew when they hired Summit Structures LLC to build their now-ruined practice facility that a similar fabric structure built by the company for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority had collapsed in a storm

China Demands Return of 17 Uighur Detainees

Palau's president said Thursday his tiny Pacific nation will take in 17 Chinese Muslims who are in limbo at Guantanamo Bay, but China called them "terrorist suspects" and demanded they be sent home.

Iraq Official: 3 of 5 Detained U.S. Contractors Free on Bond

Three of five American contractors detained during an investigation into the slaying of another American have been released on bond after a week in Iraqi custody, a senior Iraqi judicial official said Thursday.

Slain Holocaust Museum Guard Remembered as Hero

A security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum who was fatally shot was described as a warm man with a wonderful smile who acted courageously when the gunman opened fire in the building.

U.S. Nears Yemeni Guantanamo Detainee Deal

Yemen may agree to allow a considerable portion of the nearly 100 Yemenis held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay to be transferred to Saudi Arabia, officials involved in the negotiations said.

At New Chrysler, Problems of Old Chrysler Linger

Chrysler may have been granted a fresh start, but it still faces old problems: how to sell enough cars and realign its fleet away from the trucks and SUVs consumers seem to no longer want or be able to afford.