By ALEX DOMINGUEZ and NORMAN GOMLAKAssociated Press
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) - A man suspected in Wednesday's fatal shooting at a Georgia megachurch was once committed to a mental health facility in Maryland after facing various criminal charges including attempted murder, according to court
By ESAM MOHAMEDAssociated Press
BANI WALID, Libya (AP) - Libya's government declared Wednesday that it had taken control of one of the last strongholds of deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi's loyalists, as its fighters in the heart of the city fired their guns into the air to celebrate
By CURT ANDERSON and TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
STARKE, Fla. (AP) - Following a slew of conflicting court rulings, a federal appeals court has blocked the scheduled execution of a mass killer convicted of eight killings that jolted South Florida in the 1970s. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The current international peace plan seeking to stop Syria's civil war suffered a major setback Wednesday when an al-Qaida-inspired militant group rejected a cease-fire proposed by the international envoy.
Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - An Algerian man whose sentence for plotting to blow up the Los Angeles airport around the turn of the new millennium was thrown out for being too lenient was ordered Wednesday to spend 37 years in prison.
Ahmed Ressam, who had trained with al-Qaida
By JUDY LINAssociated Press
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) - A 19-year-old man accused of killing his sister-in-law and her two small children in an attack that stunned authorities for its brutality had a strained relationship with his family, police in Northern California said Wednesday.
By FRANK ELTMAN and TOM HAYSAssociated Press
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - An ex-convict suspected of gunning down a police officer near the Belmont Park racetrack and then shooting to death a carjacking victim was transferred from a hospital to police headquarters on Wednesday, a police spokeswoman
By GEOFF MULVIHILL and KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press
CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) - Something struck Toni Fiorella whenever she would see a mother from her hometown drop two teenage sons off at the laundromat to do the family's wash. She didn't know them by name, but they were always respectful
By JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel on Wednesday in the heaviest bombardment on the area in months, drawing ominous Israeli threats of retaliation and dangers of escalation.
By JEFF TODDAssociated Press
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - A weakened Hurricane Sandy lashed the central Bahamas late Thursday with violent winds and torrential rains, after raging through the Caribbean where it caused at least 21 deaths and forced postponement of a hearing at the Guantanamo naval