Scott Neuman en Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage The Netherlands and Australia — countries that lost large numbers of citizens in last week's downing of Flight MH17 — are planning to send police to eastern Ukraine to help secure the debris field there.<p>NPR's Corey Flintoff, reporting from the site of the downed Malaysian airliner in Donetsk, says Australian premier Tony Abbott is close to a deal that would allow dozens of police to guard the wreckage site. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 8679 at Australia Sending 190 Police To Secure MH17 Wreckage DOJ Reaches Agreement For Oversight Of Albuquerque PD The mayor of Albuquerque has signed off on a framework of principles to submit the city's troubled police department to oversight by an independent monitor.<p>The deal, announced by the Justice Department, is aimed at addressing eight problem areas identified in a report last year by officials.<p>"This agreement marks an important step forward in addressing the unreasonable use of deadly force uncovered in our investigation into the Albuquerque Police Department," said Attorney General Eric Holder. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:29:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 8652 at U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops The U.S. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 8648 at U.S.: Russia-Based Artillery Targeting Ukrainian Troops Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada Despite a public outcry that resulted in more than a half-million petition signatures and a personal appeal by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Arturo, Argentina's "sad bear," has been deemed too old to migrate to Canada.<p><a href="">As we reported on Saturday</a>, Arturo the polar bear, dubbed the "world's saddest animal," lost his enclosure mate two years ago and appears to have fallen into a deep depression. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:01:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 8645 at Zoo In Argentina Says 'Sad Bear' Too Old To Go To Canada U.S. Database Glitch Delays Passport, Visa Processing The U.S. State Department's global database for processing visas and passports is experiencing problems that could cause delays for millions of people around the world who are awaiting travel documents.<p>The Associated Press writes:<p><blockquote><p>"Unspecified glitches in the department's Consular Consolidated Database have resulted in 'significant performance issues, including outages' in the processing of applications for passports, visas and reports of Americans born abroad since Saturday, spokeswoman Marie Harf said. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 8638 at