Three expatriate workers kidnapped in Nigeria's delta region
YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Three expatriate construction workers were kidnapped on Friday in Nigeria's Bayelsa state in the delta region, a witness and a security source said.

Bombs, gunfire kill 35 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano
KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the central mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano, killing at least 35 people on Friday, witnesses and police said, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of Islamist Boko Haram militants.

Official Christmas tree arrives at White House

First lady Michelle Obama, center, waves to the press after welcoming the Official White House Christmas Tree to the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. This year’s White House Christmas Tree, which will be on display in the Blue Room, is a White Fir grown by Chris Botek, right, a second generation Christmas Tree Farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Penn. Sasha Obama, left, and dogs Sunny and Bo, also participated. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the White House now that the official tree has arrived.

For many in Northeast, a very dark Thanksgiving
While more than two-thirds of the 50 states have snow, thousands in New England had to rethink their Turkey Day plans entirely

Fact and fiction from Ferguson witnesses
Official court documents show vast inconsistencies in descriptions of shooting that left Michael Brown dead

Baby gorilla's death prompts changes at zoo
16-month-old gorilla named Kabibe died in November after darting under electric door as it closed

US Vietnam War vet's remains repatriated after 47 years

Photo taken in December 1995 shows US servicemen draping the American flag over coffins containing the possible remains of US servicemen that are missing in action the Vietnam WarThe remains of an American soldier who went missing in fighting near the Cambodian border during the Vietnam War have been identified and returned to his family, the US Embassy in Phnom Penh said Friday. US Defense Department scientists were able to uncover the identity of Staff Sergeant James L. Van Bendegom using DNA analysis, 47-years after he disappeared when his patrol was overrun, the embassy said. At the time of his capture, aged just 19, Van Bendegom was assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. His unit came under attack on July 12, 1967 and returning American POWs later stated that the soldier had died in Cambodia from wounds sustained during the battle.