A Turkish cargo plane crashed Monday in a residential area just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, destroying half of a village and killing at least 37 people in the plane and on the ground, the Emergency Situations Ministry said.
The Boeing 747 crashed at 7:40 a.m. local time while approaching Manas airport, south of the capital, Bishkek, in this Central Asian nation.
Footage from the scene showed the plane's nose stuck inside a brick house and large chunks of debris scattered around. A dozen body bags were laid out in the yard of one home. A car parked nearby was mangled in the crash, and a refrigerator lay open.
The bodies of 15 victims, including five children, all of them Kyrgyz citizens, had been identified by Monday evening, the Kyrgyz government said on its website.
Another 15 people, including six children, were hospitalized in the disaster, according to the health ministry.
ATV and dirt bike riders hit the streets of South Florida Monday, despite warnings from several law enforcement agencies not to participate in the so-called Martin Luther King Day Rideout. The group started in Miami and drove up Interstate 95 to an area near Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.
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A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday. The suspect was captured in a special operations police raid on a house in Istanbul's Esenyurt district, private NTV television reported. The broadcaster said he had been staying in the house belonging to a friend from Kyrgyzstan.
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She may not be working in the White House, but that doesn't mean Ivanka Trump is staying out of politics. Although she has said she will have no official role in her father's administration, Ivanka Trump has been quietly laying the groundwork for an effort that could make her perhaps the best-connected policy advocate in Washington. Trump, who has made clear she wants to push for policies benefiting women and girls, last week sought the advice of a group of female executives and media stars in New York City.
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The B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band from New Jersey, has announced it is withdrawing from performing at the Trump inauguration gala. The band announced its withdrawal from the event on its Facebook page Monday afternoon, citing its respect for Bruce himself. "With deepest apologies to our fans and the New Jersey Inaugural Ball committee, the B Street Band is withdrawing from performing at this year's inauguration Gala," it said.
The hair was the giveaway.
The man in the black coat, white shirt and red tie who raised his right hand as if to take the oath of the nation's highest office on Sunday sported a military trim.
And that was just one way to tell that Greg Lowery, a 53-year-old vocalist in the U.S. Army band, was no Donald Trump, and Sunday's inauguration rehearsal at the U.S. Capitol wasn't the real thing.
Conservative media commentator Monica Crowley will not be joining the Trump administration following accusations of plagiarism.
That's according to a transition official.
Crowley had been slated to join Trump's National Security Council as a director of strategic communications. Her decision comes after CNN reported that several passages in a 2012 book written by Crowley were plagiarized. Publisher HarperCollins then pulled the book, titled "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?"
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Footage of an alligator that looks almost too massive to be real was posted to the Lakeland Police's Facebook page Monday.
According to the post, Kim Joiner was taking an afternoon stroll Sunday in the Circle B Bar Reserve when the gator was spotted.
The big gator is seen lumbering across a grassy path as a group of spectators take photos.
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Oman says it has accepted 10 inmates from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office.
Oman's Foreign Ministry made the announcement Monday morning.
There was no immediate word from the Defense Department about the transfer.
Oman said it accepted the prisoners at Obama's request. It did not name the prisoners.
The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies.
John Brennan's pointed message on national television came just five days before Trump becomes the nation's 45th president amid lingering questions about Russia's role in the 2016 election even as the focus shifts to the challenges of governing.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, on a last foreign trip before leaving office, has met with Ukraine's president and called on the impending Donald Trump administration to retain Ukraine-related sanctions against Russia.
Biden's comments Monday at a briefing with President Petro Poroshenko came after Trump indicated in a Times of London interview that he could end sanctions imposed in the aftermath Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea in return for a nuclear arms reduction deal.
"The Crimea-related sanctions against Russia must remain in place until Russia returns full control to the people of Ukraine," Biden said
European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to comments by President-elect Donald Trump, who said in an interview that he believed NATO was "obsolete" and that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, speaking ahead of an EU foreign ministers meeting, said Trump's view on NATO and criticism that allied members weren't paying their fair share has "caused astonishment."
His French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault added that the best response to such an interview was simple — Europeans uniting.
In Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Trump's positions have been "long known" but added: "I think we Europeans have our fate in our own hands."
"I'm personally going to wait until the American president takes office, and then we will naturally work with him on all levels," she told reporters.