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at 22:42 on January 24, 2015, EST.

Abe 'speechless' after video claims IS captive dead, vows to save 2nd Japanese

TOKYO - Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purportedly showed that one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and he demanded the release of the other.


at 22:26 on January 24, 2015, EST.

Abraham Lincoln collection that includes lock of president's hair sells for more than $800,000

DALLAS - A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas.


at 22:11 on January 24, 2015, EST.

Afghan capital shaken by huge explosion, officials says at least 2 people wounded

KABUL - A truck packed with explosives blew up on the outskirts of the Afghan capital on Sunday, police said, in the first such violent incident in Kabul for almost three weeks.


at 20:29 on January 24, 2015, EST.

Rockets kill 30 in Ukrainian city of Mariupol; President calls the shelling a terrorist act

KIEV, Ukraine - Indiscriminate rocket fire slammed into a market, schools, homes and shops Saturday in Ukraine's southeastern city of Mariupol, killing at least 30 people, authorities said. The Ukrainian president called the blitz a terrorist attack and NATO and the U.S. demanded that Russia stop supporting the rebels.


at 20:19 on January 24, 2015, EST.

Police say gang-related shooting killed 3 people at house party, plead for witnesses' help

OMAHA, Neb. - Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police.


at 19:52 on January 24, 2015, EST.

Spain arrests 4 suspected members of jihadi terror cell in North African enclave of Ceuta

MADRID - Spanish National Police arrested four suspected jihadis Saturday in the country's North African enclave of Ceuta who allegedly had formed a terror cell and were ready to carry out an attack, the Interior Ministry said.


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