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Two brothers with a history of drug arrests and suspected ties to a neighborhood gang each face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in a shooting spree that brought a sudden bloody end to a Mother's Day parade in a New Orleans neighborhood.
A rash of tornadoes slammed into several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens more injured and hundreds homeless. The violent spring storm scattered bodies, flattened homes and threw trailers onto cars.
An official says a charity set up to help the three women freed from a decade of captivity in a Cleveland house has raised more than $480,000 so far.
Officials say that a bomb has killed 26 at a Sunni mosque in central Iraq.
A light rail train has derailed in Hong Kong's northern suburbs, injuring dozens of passengers.
NEW ORLEANS - Two brothers with a history of drug arrests and suspected ties to a neighborhood gang each face 20 counts of attempted second-degree murder in a shooting that brought a sudden bloody end to a neighborhood Mother's Day parade.
The Moroccan woman at the center of a sex scandal involving former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi testified Friday in court for the first time, describing how a young woman attending one of Berlusconi's "bunga bunga" parties dressed up like a nun, danced provocatively and stripped down to her underwear for the premier.
A message flashed across Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan's phone as he sat in a Center City conference room Thursday: A suspicious package had been spotted blocks away.
An emerging Japanese nationalist political party whose co-leader outraged many with remarks about Japan's wartime and modern sexual services became embroiled in more controversy Friday when a party lawmaker accused ethnic Koreans of involvement in prostitution.
The head of Iran's constitutional watchdog says it may disqualify candidates in June presidential elections who seek full relations with the United States.
An Israeli defense official says the head of the American CIA spy agency has made an unannounced visit to Israel.
Bombs that exploded outside two mosques in a village in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 13 people Friday, underlining the challenge of militant violence facing a new government set to take power under the leadership of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Unlike some nonprofit groups that have obtained tax-exempt status to help influence elections with millions of dollars in TV ads, the Greenwich Tea Party Patriots of South Jersey say they have no desire to flood the airwaves.
WASHINGTON - After a growing number of high-profile media reports of children who have died or been injured in child care, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday morning that it would for the first time impose tough national health and safety standards for all child-care facilities that accept government subsidies.
WASHINGTON - President Obama picked a senior White House budget official to become acting head of the IRS on Thursday, the same day another top official announced plans to leave the agency amid the controversy over agents targeting tea party groups.
GRANBURY, Texas - Ten tornadoes touched down in several small communities in North Texas overnight, leaving at least six people dead, dozens injured and hundreds homeless. Emergency responders were still searching for missing people Thursday afternoon.
WASHINGTON - From the moment Barack Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Boston in 2004, he has enjoyed a reputation as a politician with a claim to the high ground.
WASHINGTON - President Obama said Thursday the nation's military leaders told him they were "ashamed" of their failure to end sexual abuse in the services. He pledged to "leave no stone unturned" in the effort to halt the abuse, which he said undermined the trust the military needed to be effective.
MOSCOW - All that low-tech equipment that Russian security officers displayed for the TV cameras after detaining Ryan Fogle, American diplomat and alleged spy, made it look as though he stepped right out of the annals of 1980s Cold War espionage.