By LORI HINNANTAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - Twenty victims of Saddam Hussein's 1988 chemical weapons attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja, requested a judicial investigation of French suppliers on Monday, saying executives knew what they were sending to the Iraqi dictator and bore some
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - The man who once ran China's powerful railways ministry wept as he admitted his guilt and sought leniency at his trial on corruption charges, one of the country's highest-level graft cases in years.
Liu Zhijun, 60, who oversaw the ministry'
By FARID HOSSAINAssociated Press
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) - Bangladesh has suspended seven inspectors it accuses of negligence for renewing the licenses of garment factories in a building that collapsed in April, killing more than 1,100 people, a top Labor Ministry official said Monday.
By AMY TAXIN and TAMI ABDOLLAHAssociated Press
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - The mother of a gunman who fatally shot five people during a chaotic spate of violence last week said the shooter's father threatened to kill her on at least two occasions during their tumultuous marriage, according to
By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - As reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger goes on trial, his former stomping grounds in South Boston are sure to be the backdrop for much of the testimony.
It was here that authorities say Bulger ran a criminal enterprise responsible for illegal
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Until a couple of months ago, Takashi Yamada had one of the most genteel jobs in Japan. Now, his days are so harried he doesn't have time to eat lunch.
Yamada, 45, is a government-bond trader at major brokerage Daiwa Securities Co.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - The shooting rampage in Santa Monica on Friday claimed the lives of five victims and injured several others. Authorities shot and killed the gunman. Here are the stories of some who lost their lives.
Samir Zawahri, 55, the father of the gunman, owned the
By RON TODTAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Attorneys for four people suing over the collapse of a downtown building that killed six people last week lambasted the demolition work after surveying the site Sunday.
Lawyers and consultants walked gingerly on piles of debris, indicating to
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A body found in the Des Moines River was that of a 15-year-old Iowa girl who was abducted last month along with a younger friend after getting off a school bus, authorities said Sunday.
An autopsy confirmed the body found Friday night under a bridge near Boone is Kathlynn
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A 29-year-old intelligence contractor who claims to have worked at the National Security Agency and the CIA allowed himself to be revealed Sunday as the source of disclosures about the U.S. government's secret surveillance programs,