KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 31-year-old Missouri man has been charged with first-degree murder in the killing of two sisters from northwest Missouri.
Platte County Attorney Eric Zahnd says Clifford D. Miller of Trimble, Mo., was charged Monday in the deaths of 19-year-old Britny Haarup and 22-year-
By ALBERT AJI and FRANK JORDANSAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria's 16-month bloodbath crossed an important symbolic threshold Sunday as the international Red Cross formally declared the conflict a civil war, a status with implications for potential war crimes prosecutions.
By BRADLEY KLAPPER and HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - The head of Egypt's military took a tough line Sunday on the Muslim Brotherhood, warning that he won't let the fundamentalist group dominate the country, only hours after U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) - A soldier who shot and killed a superior officer before killing himself at Fort Bragg, N.C., last month was just one day away from being sentenced in Kansas for punching a woman in the face.
On Friday, a judge in Kansas formally dismissed the aggravated battery charge
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - U.N. observers investigating a reported mass killing in a Syrian village on Saturday found pools of blood in homes and spent bullets, mortars and artillery shells, adding details to the emerging picture of what anti-regime activists have called one of
By FRANK BAJAK and FRANKLIN BRICENOAssociated Press
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Sixteen-year-old Cesar Medina was returning home from an Internet cafe, his mother says, and got caught up in a crowd of demonstrators when police and soldiers opened fire. A bullet tore into his head, killing him instantly.
By DEB RIECHMANN and RAHIM FAIEZAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber blew himself up among guests at a wedding hall Saturday in northern Afghanistan, killing 23 people including a prominent ex-Uzbek warlord turned lawmaker who was the father of the bride.
The attack was the
By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The U.N. singled out government forces Friday for blame in the latest massacre in Syria, a frenzy of killing that raises new questions about whether diplomacy has any chance to end the crisis more than 16 months into the
By CURT ANDERSONAP Legal Affairs Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida teenager was not insane and knew the consequences of his actions when he nearly killed a 15-year-old girl by savagely kicking and stomped her head outside a school, a prosecutor told jurors Friday as an attempted
By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer charged with killing Trayvon Martin asked for a new judge Friday, claiming the current one is biased because he said George Zimmerman had "flaunted the system."
Zimmerman said in a motion he feared he would