DETROIT (AP) — Beneath a multi-colored quilt of Disney cartoon characters, 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones lay peacefully on the living room couch of her grandmother's first-floor flat on Detroit's east side.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The gunman who killed five people in a rampage that ended on the Santa Monica College campus had sporadically taken electronic game design classes at the Southern California school.
By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A woman was injured and her suspected shooter was arrested on Monday in what appeared to be an argument at the Fort Sam Houston Army Base in San Antonio, Texas, authorities said. Army officials say the base was on lockdown for one hour after the incident around 2:50 p.m. local time (CST), but no one else was injured. The woman, an active duty army member, was hospitalized but her condition was not released. Authorities did not name the suspect, who they said was a retired member of the military. ...
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — On the first day of his trial Monday, George Zimmerman got a look at some of the people who might decide whether he committed second-degree murder when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela was in serious but stable condition in a Pretoria hospital for the third day Monday with a recurring lung infection, and a foundation led by retired archbishop Desmond Tutu described the 94-year-old anti-apartheid hero as an "extraordinary gift" to South Africa.
LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker says he will temporarily step down as chairman of a parliamentary committee after undercover reporters appeared to show him claiming he could use his role to help a company.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president on Monday hardened his stance against Ethiopia and its construction of a Nile dam, warning that "all options are open" in dealing with the project that threatens to leave Egypt with a dangerous water shortage.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's chancellor will raise the issue of the U.S. National Security Agency's eavesdropping on European communications when she meets President Barack Obama here next week — the latest sign of the international backlash over America's sweeping electronic surveillance programs.
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The refusal of some foreign buyers to purchase U.S. wheat after an unapproved genetically modified strain was discovered growing in a farm field in Oregon is the latest demonstration that the issue of biotech food safety is far from settled. Japan and South Korea canceled purchases of U.S. wheat after the discovery of the experimental wheat developed by Monsanto Co. The furor erupted just days after a May 25 protest in cities around the world targeting Monsanto, the leading developer of crops with transgenic DNA. At the crux of the concerns is the question of ...
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — In a story June 8 about Nicaragua's plans to build a canal, The Associated Press misidentified the university where Jason Bittner is director of the Center for Urban Transportation Research. It is the University of South Florida, not the University of Southern Florida.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Congress need to rethink the broad authority for the use of military force in the war on terror, a law written when many U.S. troops now on the battlefield were on playgrounds, a House Democrat who wants the law repealed said Monday.