DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media say rebels have fired mortars rounds into predominantly Christian districts of the capital that exploded near schools, killing one child and injuring 41 others.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — the rules of parole that are designed to tip off authorities if a freed felon backslides.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — The search area for the missing Malaysian jet has proved too deep for a robotic submarine which was hauled back to the surface of the Indian Ocean less than halfway through its first seabed hunt for wreckage and the all-important black boxes, authorities said on Tuesday.
"We need glucose for self-control. Anger is the emotion that most people have difficulty controlling." — Ohio State University psychology researcher Brad Bushman, lead author of a study of 107 married couples that employed voodoo dolls to measure correlation between hunger and aggression in spouses.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Food company Nestle SA says sales rose 4.2 percent in the first quarter despite deflationary pressures in Europe.
Jun Lu and Ling Meng will be among the many family members of victims coming to Boston this week for official remembrances that are stirring up hope, but also pain.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday.
Lawyers for the former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic have asked for the most serious genocide charges against him to be dropped.
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan official says gunmen have abducted Jordan's ambassador to Tripoli.
Life has resumed on the streets of Boston.
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — William Lewis Corporon was taking his grandson to a singing audition at a community center.
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the White House asserting that Russia is stoking instability in eastern Ukraine, President Barack Obama is once again faced with the complicated reality of following through on his tough warnings against overseas provocations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is observing the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a moment of silence at the White House.
PERTH, Australia — Officials leading the search for a missing Malaysian airlines jet said Monday that they are investigating an oil slick about 3.5 miles from the area where the last underwater sounds were detected.
The Boston Globe was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news category for its multimedia coverage of the tragedy. A packed newsroom applauded loudly as the award was announced Monday afternoon.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The bodies of the young men in the photographs are emaciated, their bones protruding. Starvation was only one form of torture they endured. Some bear the marks of strangulation.
HONG KONG (AP) — China's state-owned film distributor is making its first investment in Hollywood movies by taking a stake in two Legendary Entertainment productions.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has resumed testifying at his murder trial under questioning from the chief prosecutor, who says the athlete's statement that he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake is a lie.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriage says he's inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's official news agency says a bomb blast on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo has wounded two policemen.
BOSTON (AP) — A group of western Massachusetts residents, hospital workers and community leaders are planning a bus trip to the Statehouse to press the governor and legislative leaders to help restore health care services at North Adams Hospital.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of the year.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court has issued a landmark verdict creating a third gender category, saying transgendered people can now identify themselves that way on official documents.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No.
PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) — Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A group monitoring anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.