By DIAA HADIDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The leader of one of Syria's most prominent rebel units died early Monday of wounds sustained during a strike by government forces last week, his group said, dealing another blow to fighters reeling from a series of recent battlefield losses.
By JIM HEINTZAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - A Boeing 737 jetliner crashed and burst into flames Sunday night while trying to land at the airport in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people aboard in the latest in a string of deadly crashes across the country.
The Tatarstan Airlines plane
By RYAN LUCAS and DIAA HADIDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Thousands of Syrians poured into Lebanon, taking shelter in wedding halls and makeshift shacks after fleeing heavy fighting in a mountainous region across the border in Syria, while a massive explosion Sunday targeting a government building
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek police are investigating a statement by an unknown group claiming responsibility for the killing of two members of the far-right Golden Dawn party.
The group, Fighting Popular Revolutionary Forces, said the Nov. 1 killings were retribution for the slaying of a left-wing
DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas-area man was sentenced to death Saturday for killing his children's baby sitter to prevent her from testifying that he raped her.
Franklin Davis admitted in court to killing 16-year-old Shania Gray, describing how he lured her into his car outside her school, shot her and
By HAMZA HENDAWIAssociated Press
MAR GIRGIS MONASTERY, Egypt (AP) - There is no sign of the hundreds of thousands of Christian pilgrims who flock here every November. No tattoo artists inscribing crosses on the wrists of babies or images of saints on the arms of young men. No stalls selling crosses
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
BREA, Calif. (AP) - As trucks disgorged garbage and bulldozers pushed the trash into neat rows, Daniel Hedin stood in the middle of the dump and scanned the gray sky for dirty birds. When a small flock of seagulls drifted in, he looked at the falcon perched on his
By SAMANTHA HENRYAssociated Press
PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) - In surveillance video from inside a New Jersey mall where a man fired shots before killing himself last week, a store employee can be seen ducking down, closing the shop's heavy glass doors, then scrambling toward the back. Moments later, a
NBCNEWS.COM - A homeowner will be charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed woman on a suburban Detroit porch earlier this month.
Renisha McBride, 19, was killed on Nov. 2 in Dearborn Heights, Mich., when she went to a man's porch seeking help after a car crash,
By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - As former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was led out of a courtroom to begin serving a life sentence for his murderous reign in the 1970s and '80s, questions remained for the families of some of his victims.
Why did federal