AirAsia crash due to faulty component, crew response: probe

File photo of an Airbus investigator walking near part of the tail of the AirAsia QZ8501 passenger plane in Kumai Port, near Pangkalan BunIndonesia's National Transportation Safety Committee said a major factor was a fault with a system that helps control the rudder's movement.

Chicago to create police task force after officer charged with murder

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to remarks from an attendee at a town hall meeting on the city budget in Chicago(Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will announce a new police accountability task force on Tuesday, his office said, a week after a white Chicago police officer was charged with murdering a black teenager. Emanuel, along with Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and State Attorney for Cook County Anita Alvarez, have faced stiff criticism for a 13-month delay in releasing a video of the 2014 shooting and charging the officer. There have been a number of protests in Chicago in recent days.

Trump says meeting with black clergy went 'very well'

Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media after meeting with a group of black pastors at his office in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump met a group of black pastors on Monday, some of them polarizing figures in their own right, despite objections from other African-American clergy and academics who have assailed what they call Trump's racially charged rhetoric. The meeting was held with the Coalition of African American Ministers, clergy from across the country connected to one another through the South Carolina-based Christian broadcaster, the NOW Television Network. The group included a former contestant on Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice" and a New York pastor who has attracted national attention with anti-gay statements and harsh criticism of American leaders, including President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush.

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber to argue for new trial

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is pictured in this handout photo presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in BostonLawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to seek a new trial for their client, who was sentenced to death in June for the 2013 bomb attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. The Supreme Court found it overly broad two days after Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection. The defense in August asked that Tsarnaev be re-tried outside Boston, saying the intense publicity surrounding the attack and the trial unfairly influenced the 12 jurors who found their client guilty and sentenced him to death.

Obama: U.S. has power to prevent gun homicides like shooting in Colorado

Accused Planned Parenthood gunman Robert Lewis Dear appears in court with public defender Dan King by video link from jail in Colorado Springs, Colorado in this still image from pool videoPresident Barack Obama on Tuesday said the United States has power to do more to prevent gun homicides like last week's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. "We are rightly determined to prevent terrorist attacks wherever they occur, whether in the United States or with friends and allies like France," he said at a news conference during an international summit on climate change. Obama added that Planned Parenthood, which has come under heavy criticism after a video was released about it selling fetal tissue, has given women access to healthcare for generations.

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