George Jahn and Paul Wheatley, Associated Press | Posted Jul 23rd - 3:50pm
The gunman whose rampage at a Munich mall left nine people dead was a depression-plagued teenager who avidly read books and articles about mass killings and apparently tried to lure young victims to their deaths through a faked Facebook posting, authorities said Saturday.
Torrential rains that have swept through China have killed at least 154 people and left 124 missing, officials said Saturday, with most of the casualties reported from a northern province where villagers complained about lack of warning before a deadly flash flood.
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a peaceful protest in the Afghan capital on Saturday that killed at least 80 people and wounded more than 200, marking the first time the extremists have struck Kabul and raising fears of their growing strength and capability in Afghanistan.
French President Francois Hollande will reassess security measures once a week all summer amid fears of new violence after a deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice, and heightened French security checks were causing severe delays Saturday for those trying to cross the English Channel.
The gunmen who seized a police station in the Armenian capital of Yerevan and held hostages for nearly a week released all four of their captives Saturday but refused to end their occupation of the building.
Jason Patinkin, Associated Press | Posted Jul 23rd - 11:41am
A faction of South Sudan's armed opposition said Saturday it had replaced its leader who is also the country's first vice president, a move which could lead to further turmoil following deadly clashes in the capital this month.
Christopher Torchia and Cinar Kiper, Associated Press | Posted Jul 23rd - 10:20am
In a new tactic against suspected coup plotters, Turkey on Saturday announced it had seized more than 2,250 social, educational or health care institutions and facilities that it claims pose a threat to national security.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans responding to a new poll favor stricter gun laws. That's the highest percentage since Associated Press-GfK pollsters started asking that question in 2013, the year after the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. Majorities want nationwide bans on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons and on the sale of high-capacity magazines. But less than half said they believe they will see tougher gun laws in the coming year. The poll was conducted July 7 to July 11, shortly after a string of high-profile shootings.
Rod McGuirk, Associated Press | Posted Jul 23rd - 8:40am
A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new record by flying solo around the world nonstop in 11 days, officials said.