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Federal government failing to protect children, report says

The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups.
New York travel ban lifted after snowstorm

People cross a city street in a snow storm in New York on January 26, 2015Blanket driving bans were lifted and limited New York public transport was to reopen Tuesday after a night of snowfall that dumped up to two feet (60 centimeters) in some areas. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said a travel ban would be lifted at 8:00 am (1300 GMT) and that limited service on the New York city rail and subway lines would begin at 9:00 am. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also announced that the travel ban in the state was lifting, but officials still warned against all but essential travel. By noon, subway and rail services would run at a limited Sunday service, around 50 percent of normal weekday operations, and back to normal on Wednesday, chairman Thomas Prendergast said.

Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base

Wrecked planes are seen following a plane crash at Albacete airbase, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Spanish investigators are trying to determine the cause of Greek F-16 crash at the military base that killed 10 military personnel involved in a NATO training exercise and injured 21 when the plane crashed into at least five other parked planes after a failed takeoff. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)ALBACETE, Spain (AP) — The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet at a Spanish military base during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns died, Spain's Defense Ministry said.

Auschwitz liberation anniversary - LIVE REPORT

Auschwitz survivor Miroslaw Celka walks out the gate with the sign saying "Work makes you free" after paying tribute to fallen comradesOswiecim (Poland) (AFP) - 13:43 GMT - Rising anti-semitism - The commemorations at Auschwitz take place against a backdrop of rising anti-semitism in Europe, underscored by the killing of four hostages earlier this month at a kosher supermarket in Paris.

Philippines won't dismiss US Marine's murder case

Protesters hang a rainbow banner from a bridge near the US embassy during a protest over the killing of a Filipino transgender woman named Jennifer Laude, on December 12, 2014 in ManilaUS Marine Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton is accused of murdering Filipina Jennifer Laude, 26, in the port city of Olongapo in October. "There is no reason to alter, modify or reverse the resolution" of the charges, said Jose Vicente Salazar, justice ministry undersecretary.

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