By DEB RIECHMANN and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A diminished but resilient al-Qaida, whose 9/11 attacks drew America into its longest war, is attempting a comeback in Afghanistan's mountainous east even as U.S. and allied forces wind down their combat mission and
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - At the top of their roosts in Washington, leaders of Congress are, as usual, turning out to be niche players on the national campaign stage.
The Senate's top two leaders, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A man found dead at the property where five members of a Southern California family were shot - two fatally - was believed to be the attacker because he was wearing body armor and clutching a handgun, police said.
The loaded handgun was a .38 caliber revolver registered to
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey woman who says her 9-year-old daughter was bullied took matters into her own hands and confronted one of the students she says harassed the girl. Now, the mother is facing assault charges, even though she denied touching or hitting anyone.
Rebecca Sardoni and
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) - The youngest person to be charged with homicide in Maine in at least 30 years - and possibly ever - twiddled her fingers, bit her nails and looked down on Monday during her first court appearance. Afterward, her attorney said the
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) - A woman who says her 9-year-old daughter was bullied said Sunday that she took matters into her own hands when she confronted one of her daughter's tormenters on a school bus, but she denied slapping anyone despite being charged with assault.
Rebecca Sardoni said she and
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) - Hundreds of protesters have battled riot police for hours over plans for a gold mine in northern Greece's Halkidiki peninsula.
Police say one policeman and three protesters were hurt, while 21 protesters have been detained. The protesters have now withdrawn.
Police have confirmed the suspect, Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, has been found dead inside the salon.
BROOKFIELD, WI - Police are looking for a suspect after several people were shot at a hair salon near a mall Sunday morning in the Milwaukee area,
FIRE ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have identified two New York men who were killed after a small plane crashed into an inlet on Long Island.
Suffolk County police on Sunday said the men were 51-year-old Cyril McLavin, of Fresh Meadows in Queens, and 72-year-old Andrew Messana, from Bayside,
FREEDOM, Pa. (AP) - Police say a costumed 9-year-old girl was accidentally shot outside a western Pennsylvania home during a Halloween party by a relative who thought she was a skunk.
New Sewickley Township police say the girl was over a hillside and wearing a black costume and a black hat with a