RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina police say they've found no previous connections between a former Cleveland, Tenn., woman killed in her apartment and three people charged with murder.
QUETTA, Pakistan — A car bomb targeting a police vehicle killed 11 policemen and one civilian Thursday in an area of southwest Pakistan wracked by a separatist insurgency and Islamic militancy, police said.
MOORE, Okla. — The tornado that struck an Oklahoma City suburb this week may have created $2 billion or more in damage as it tore through as many as 13,000 homes, multiple schools and a hospital, officials said Wednesday as they gave the first detailed account of the devastation.
LA RUANA, Mexico — Michoacan is burning. A drug cartel that takes its name from an ancient monastic order has set fire to lumber yards, packing plants and passenger buses in a medieval-like reign of terror.
MIAMI — LeBron James made a layup as time expired in overtime, and the Miami Heat found a way to beat the Indiana Pacers 103-102 in a wild Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night.
Unemployment in Dalton, Ga., fell last month to its lowest monthly level since 2008, but the 10.2 percent jobless rate in metropolitan Dalton in April was still the highest among Georgia’s 14 biggest metro areas.
AMMAN, Jordan — The U.S. and several key allies looked again Wednesday for a strategy to end Syria’s civil war, their united efforts unable at the moment to stem the Assad regime’s military gains and Washington still unwilling to join those providing the rebels with lethal military aid.
BRADLEY COUNTY — A man has been convicted of a 2011 murder in Bradley County.
NEWARK, N.J. — He was a gregarious, spontaneous child, his father said, a handful at times who loved music and playing the guitar.
OMAHA, Neb. — A prominent Nebraska abortion clinic is facing a new legal challenge from state officials who want to revoke the license of the clinic’s only nurse because of allegations of questionable care.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge has sentenced a Montana man to three years in prison for trying to board a flight in Sacramento, Calif., with four loaded guns.
MOORE, Okla. — An Oklahoma man who grandson was killed when a tornado struck his school says the 8-year-old loved soccer and had a huge smile.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech by President Barack Obama in which he plans to pledge more transparency to Congress in his counterterrorism policy.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The FBI says a 37-year-old man has been arrested following last week’s discovery in Washington state of a pair of letters containing the deadly poison ricin.
FORT WORTH, Texas — The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood attack wants to represent himself at his upcoming murder trial, which means he could question the nearly three dozen soldiers he’s accused of wounding in the shooting rampage.