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A traveller walks past a TSA pre-check application centre at Terminal C of the LaGuardia Airport on Jan. 27, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

U.S., U.K. banning devices on some flights

U.S. and British officials said Tuesday the decision to bar laptops and tablets from the cabins of some international flights wasn’t based on any specific threat but on longstanding concerns about terrorists targeting jetliners.

Denise “Wee Wee” Ross (left) and Jimmie Joe "Alicia" Clarke. (Dallas County Jail/HO)

Murder trial over deadly butt injections

The body of a woman who died at a Dallas salon parlour after receiving an illegal cosmetic procedure on her buttocks was left on the massage table "like a piece of garbage," a prosecutor alleged in court Tuesday.

In this April 31, 1981, file photo, David Rockefeller poses for a photograph. (AP Photo/D. Pickoff, File)

David Rockefeller dead at 101

David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility. Even as children, he and his siblings had to set aside portions of their allowances for charitable giving.

The exterior view of the south side of the White House, in Washington, D.C., is seen in this file photo. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Man arrested at White House security checkpoint

A man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House in a stolen car and was arrested after stating “there’s a bomb in the trunk,” later told authorities that the object in the trunk was an asteroid and that he communicates telepathically with the president.

This undated file photo released by Corbett Tiger Reserve, shows a tiger at the reserve in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. (AP Photo/Corbett Tiger Reserve, File)

Tiger crushed to death in botched rescue

Indian conservation authorities are investigating the death of a tiger that was crushed by an excavator in a bungled operation by rescue workers to move the animal back to a wildlife park in northern India.

From left to right: James Comey, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Michael Rogers, Director of the National Security Agency, arrive for a House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing concerning Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election, on Capitol Hill, March 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. While both the Senate and House Intelligence committees have received private intelligence briefings in recent months, Monday's hearing is the first public hearing on alleged Russian attempts to interfere in the 2016 election. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Comey confirms FBI probing Russian meddling

The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s associates co-ordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director James Comey said Monday in an extraordinary public confirmation of a probe the president has refused to acknowledge, dismissed as fake news and blamed on Democrats.