By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. envoy to Libya urged the country's new leaders Thursday to act quickly to address major security challenges that have led to serious outbreaks of fighting and impose control over rival militias, tribes and armed backers of
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Afghan villagers and soldiers are expected to testify by video from Afghanistan Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday nights in a preliminary hearing of a soldier suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a nighttime rampage last month.
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man described by a prosecutor as "a serial killer in training" was executed Thursday in Texas for a woman's slaying during a break-in at her home a decade ago.
Mario Swain, 33, received a lethal injection for killing Lola Nixon
By ED WHITE and MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A man suspected in two dozen random shootings along a 100-mile Michigan freeway corridor will face new charges this week in the attacks, authorities said Thursday.
Raulie Casteel, who is jailed on $2 million on weapons charges in
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An Iranian attack aircraft fired at least twice at an unarmed U.S. drone conducting routine surveillance in international airspace over the Persian Gulf, the Pentagon said Thursday. The aircraft missed and the drone returned to base unharmed
By BLAKE NICHOLSONAssociated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Voters in heavily agriculture-dependent North Dakota became the first to enshrine the right to farm in their state constitution, a move that some say could have far-reaching effects on genetic modification, land use and the way animals
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man serving a 45-year sentence for a terror plot to attack a U.S. Marine base and overseas targets was found guilty Thursday in a murder-for-hire plot to behead witnesses who testified against him.
Hysen Sherifi, 28, of Raleigh was found guilty Thursday of nine
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A former shipyard worker who set a fire that caused about $450 million in damage to a nuclear-powered submarine pleaded guilty Thursday under an agreement that could send him to prison for nearly 20 years.
Casey James Fury admitted setting
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are inching higher in early trading on Wall Street, a day after the biggest plunge of the year.
Investors were encouraged by two U.S. economic reports early Thursday, a slight decrease in applications for unemployment benefits and a narrower trade deficit.
The Dow Jones