By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - A government airstrike Sunday on a bakery in a rebel-held town in central Syria killed more than 60 people, activists said, casting a pall over a visit by the international envoy charged with negotiating an end to the country's civil war.
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is asking Hawaii's governor to act before the end of the year to fill the Senate vacancy created by the death of Daniel Inouye of Hawaii.
Reid says he's asked Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie to appoint Inouye
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - A police captain says two people have been shot to death inside a nightclub in a suburb of Birmingham, Ala.
Hoover police Capt. Jim Coker tells Al.com (http://bit.ly/UPLtlX ) that the two people were pronounced dead at the scene. The shootings happened around 11:30 p.m. EST at
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John Kerry, President Barack Obama's pick for secretary of state, is a familiar face to the world leaders vital to American interests.
The son of a diplomat and Obama's unofficial envoy, Kerry spent hours walking around the palace in
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The shooting of a man who went on a rampage in central Pennsylvania, killing two neighbors and a third person before wounding three state troopers during a gunbattle, was a justifiable homicide, authorities ruled Saturday.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what
By STEVE LeBLANCAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts voters weary from one of the nation's costliest and most divisive U.S. Senate races are all but certain to find themselves thrown back into another tumultuous election now that President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry for
By RIAZ KHANAssociated Press
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A suicide bomber in Pakistan killed nine people including a provincial government official at a political rally held Saturday by a party that has opposed the Taliban, officials said.
The rally in Peshawar, the capital of northwestern Khyber
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Sixteen-year-old Jason Alexander weighed 326 pounds four months ago when he and 13 classmates boarded a plane for a weight-loss boarding school in South Carolina.
When he stepped off a return flight home Friday, he was down to 233
CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a judge from outside Chicago can preside over the involuntary manslaughter case of a nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
In a one-page ruling, the court announced Friday that it had decided the case should be heard by a judge in
By GENARO C. ARMAS and JOE MANDAKAssociated Press
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children's Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a rural township on Friday before he was shot dead in a gunfight with state troopers.