HE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - International passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal regulators have scheduled a meeting to discuss a radioactive water leak that led to the shutdown of a South Carolina nuclear reactor, officials said Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration scrambled Thursday to determine what brought down a passenger jet in Ukraine and whether any Americans were killed in an incident that could worsen the already tense conflict near the Ukraine-Russia border.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli forces on Thursday launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, the military said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs as it streamlines its Nokia mobile device business to focus on using the Windows Phone operating system.
GRABOVO, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine said passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance from companies with religious objections, a legislative setback for Democrats that they hope will be a political winner in November's elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of influential lawyers says it has an answer to the question of what should happen to your Facebook, Yahoo and other online accounts when you die.
WASHINGTON (AP) - New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom.
ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) - Protesters carrying "Return to Sender" and "Go home non-Yankees" signs faced off with immigrant rights activists Tuesday in a small Arizona town after a sheriff said a bus filled with Central American children was on its way.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted Tuesday to make permanent a moratorium that prevents state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Archie Andrews will die taking a bullet for his gay best friend.
CHICAGO (AP) - Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.
SPRING, Texas (AP) - A man charged with killing four children and their parents was dressed as a delivery man when he forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home and held the kids at gunpoint until their parents arrived, police said Thursday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia school system is considering the idea of storing rifles in safes inside school offices in case they're needed to defend students in a school shooting.
ATLANTA (AP) - U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson says he's "deeply skeptical" that using force against Syria is in the nation's interest.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia State Patrol says that traffic accidents during the Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 14 deaths across the state.
ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta police say a 1-year-old child has died after being shot with a BB gun.
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - An 18-year-old man was convicted of murder in the shooting of a baby who was riding in a stroller alongside his mom in a town in coastal Georgia.
DALTON, Ga. (AP) - When Rodney Belfry realized a kitten had fallen into a large storm drain outside the restaurant where he works, he knew something had to be done soon.
ATLANTA (AP) - A new report offers a first look at how many boys are getting shots designed to protect girls from cervical cancer. Health officials say the number getting vaccinated so far is a good start.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government said Thursday that it won't sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Bottles of Tylenol sold in the U.S. will soon bear red warnings alerting users to the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the popular pain reliever. The unusual step, disclosed by the company that makes Tylenol, comes amid a growing number of lawsuits and pressure from the federal government that could have widespread ramifications for a medicine taken by millions of people every day.
ATLANTA (AP) - A group of fast food workers in Atlanta is planning to walk off the job to push for better wages.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a 2-year-old child nearly drowned after falling into a fountain at an east Georgia shopping mall and was hospitalized in critical condition.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - It turns out that even in Sin City, some sins are hard to overlook.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A military jury on Wednesday sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, delivering the only punishment the Army believed fit for an attack on fellow unarmed soldiers. The sentence also was one that Hasan appeared to seek in a self-proclaimed effort to become a martyr.
NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food customers in search of burgers and fries on Thursday might run into striking workers instead.
BUFORD, Ga. (AP) - The family that operates the Dam Store, a local landmark on the south end of the Lake Lanier, was able to escape a fire that broke out at the business on Buford Dam Road northeast of Atlanta.