By By FREDERIC J. FROMMERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration urged a federal court Friday to dismiss a damage lawsuit over the drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen last year, including an al-Qaida cleric.
In a court filing, the Justice Department said
By By The Associated Press
A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on Friday. Here is a look at some other recent school shootings:
- April 2, 2012: A gunman killed seven people in a rampage at a California Christian university. Jongjin
By By The Associated Press
A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on Friday. It is among the world's worst mass shootings. Here is a look at some others:
- July 20, 2012: Twelve people are killed when a gunman enters an Aurora,
By By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A serial killer already sentenced to death in California admitted Friday to murdering two other young women in New York City in the 1970s.
Rodney Alcala told a Manhattan judge that he wanted to plead guilty to two murder counts so he could get back
By By TRACIE CONEAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A man suspected of killing four relatives on a California Indian reservation fired one bullet into his own head and was shot multiple times by sheriff's deputies during a gunbattle, an autopsy concluded Friday.
The report by the Tulare
By By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINSAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Gov. John Kasich must decide in about a month whether to spare a condemned inmate who weighs 450 pounds, and whether the inmate's health should be part of his decision.
The state parole board on Friday recommended mercy
HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - A 59-year-old western Montana man charged with killing a Washington state woman who disappeared in 1996 is still fighting extradition, but he did confirm his identity to a state judge. Clifford Everell Reed of Victor faces a second-degree murder charge in
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) - A tribal spokeswoman says Lower Elwha Klallam police have fatally shot five dogs thought to be responsible for killing two alpacas as well as some calves and chickens. Officers reported the dogs had acted aggressively toward them.
By By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's attempt to backpedal after a top diplomat said Syrian President Bashar Assad is losing control of his country reflects the dilemma Moscow faces as opposition fighters gain ground.
Throughout the Syrian crisis, Russia has tried
By By STEVEN DUBOIS AND RACHEL LA CORTEAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - His mother died before he was 3 years old, and he was estranged from the aunt who raised him. His dream of becoming a Marine was dashed by a broken foot, he hadn't yet settled on a career path, and a new plan, to