OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A second military officer has declared that he is Burkina Faso's new president after the West African country's longtime leader was pushed from power.Col. Yacouba Zida said early Saturday that he was stepping in immediately to lead the transition back to democracy in a recorded address posted on the website of a national television station.Opposition protests this week forced President Blaise Compaore to resign on Friday and Gen. Honore Traore,
(CNN) -- Mexico freed U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who'd been held in a prison there for seven months. "It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm that Andrew was released today after spending 214 days in Mexican jail," relatives said in a statement Friday night. A court ordered that Tahmooressi, who'd been held on weapons charges, be freed, a Mexican federal government news release said. Tahmooressi was
APGen. John AllenOne would think a man with four stars on his collar leading U.S. forces in Afghanistan just one year ago would have no problem working with military leadership in the fight against militants of the so-called Islamic State at present. But for retired Marine Gen. John Allen, who was appointed by President Obama in September as special envoy to lead the global coalition to counter the militant group, that calculus has been wrong.
Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket crashed during a test flight over the Mojave Desert Friday, killing one of the two pilots aboard and seriously injuring the other.No cause of the crash has yet been determined.ADVERTISEMENTADVERTISEMENTSpeaking at a press conference, Stuart Witt, CEO of the Mojave Air and Space Port, where the test took place, confirmed that an “inflight anomaly” occurred about two minutes after SpaceShipTwo was released from WhiteKnightTwo, the 'mothership'
SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died late Friday afternoon, officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said.Zoe Galasso, 14, was killed during the shooting Oct. 24 by a popular freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. Gia Soriano, also 14, died
Shaylee Chuckulnaskit via Facebook Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, who was one of five students shot at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on October 24, has died. Enlarge Facebook Homecoming prince Jaylen Fryberg killed himself after shooting four of his friends. Two of those victims remain hospitalized. Enlarge Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, left, who was shot last week at Marysville-Pilchuck High School by Jaylen Fryberg, right, has died. The third girl shot last week at a Washington State high school died
MILFORD, Pa. - "Rot in h**l." "You're a coward." Those were among the taunts from the crowd as Eric Frein, the accused killer of a state trooper, was led from a district court by a phalanx of police officers after he was arraigned on murder charges. As 150 or so looked on Friday, the man who had eluded more than 1,000 law enforcement officers for almost seven weeks in the Poconos woods was marched to
A Virgin Galactic spacecraft intended to carry tourists crashed in the Mojave desert due to an “in-flight anomaly” during a test flight Friday, killing one person, the company said. The accident, the second this week involving a craft intended for spaceflight, left a trail of debris scattered across the Mojave. It was not known in the immediate aftermath what happened to SpaceShipTwo, but the company said in a statement that “a serious anomaly”