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The police in Russia's far north already have snowmobiles, but say the reindeer won't break down in the frozen tundra. Which is why criminals in that icy realm already use them as get-away vehicles.
Palestinian attackers killed four people praying in a Jerusalem synagogue, raising fears of increased unrest and violence in the city.
One of the Islamist militants identified in the recent beheading video is a 22-year-old Frenchman from Normandy, who locals say had a traditional Catholic upbringing.
In the latest flap involving the ride sharing company Uber, an executive is apologizing after saying the company should spy on unfriendly reporters. Uber is a hit with customers, but has clashed with competitors, regulators and some journalists.
In Ferguson, Mo., the wait continues for a grand jury decision that will determine whether a white officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager will face charges. On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon swore in members of the Ferguson Commission, a group he's named to address the issues underlying the turmoil that followed Michael Brown's death.
It's a great time to be in the aviation industry, unless you are in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita calls itself the Air Capitol, what Detroit is to automobiles. But just like Detroit, Wichita has hit hard times.