Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy
International News / National / U.S. News

Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi teenager charged with murder in the death of a 6-year-old told investigators that the boy was actually shot by another of the three teen suspects, according to an investigator’s sworn statement. The Associated Press obtained the sworn statement Friday from a source with knowledge of the case involving the … Continue reading

Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself
Celebrities / Local / Music / National / Theater & Dance

Family of musician Chris Cornell disputes he killed himself

DETROIT (AP) — Rock musician Chris Cornell’s wife on Friday disputed “inferences” that the rocker killed himself in a Detroit hotel room, saying he may have taken more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed. The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said Cornell — the lead singer in Soundgarden and Audioslave — hanged himself … Continue reading

Building collapse on construction site kills 34 in Nigeria
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Building collapse on construction site kills 34 in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The collapse of a building complex under construction has killed 34 mainly foreign workers in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos, officials said Thursday. National Emergency Management Agency’s spokesman Ibrahim Farinloye said 13 people were saved from the rubble in the rescue operation that started after the Tuesday pre-dawn collapse and ended … Continue reading

Afghan official: 13 killed in north as donors meet in Kabul
Asia / International News / Middle East

Afghan official: 13 killed in north as donors meet in Kabul

  KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 13 Afghan civilians were killed on Saturday in a previously peaceful region in the country’s north as President Ashraf Ghani sought to assure international donors gathered in the capital Kabul that Afghanistan is making progress on promised reforms. Munir Ahmad Farhad, the spokesman for the governor of Balkh … Continue reading

2nd man charged in death of ex-officer’s girlfriend in Texas
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2nd man charged in death of ex-officer’s girlfriend in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — A man authorities say conspired with a former Austin police officer to kill the patrolman’s pregnant girlfriend has been charged with capital murder. Bastrop County officials said during a news conference Thursday that 31-year-old Kevin Watson is being held in Houston. The announcement came hours after former officer VonTrey Clark had been … Continue reading

TS Erika kills four in Dominica; takes aim at Puerto Rico
Latin America & the Caribbean / Science

TS Erika kills four in Dominica; takes aim at Puerto Rico

ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Rescue crews fanned across Dominica late Thursday to search for missing and injured people after Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean island, unleashing landslides and killing at least four people. The storm, which forecasters said could reach Florida as a hurricane on Monday, dumped 15 inches (38 centimeters) of rain … Continue reading

US says IS suspect in Benghazi attack killed in airstrike
Middle East

US says IS suspect in Benghazi attack killed in airstrike

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Islamic State operative suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the Pentagon said Monday. Ali Awni al-Harzi “operated closely with multiple ISIL-associated extremists throughout North Africa and the Middle East,” Defense Department spokesman Col. … Continue reading