WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to travel to Iraq soon to press its government to share more power. President Barack Obama is challenging Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war. The president issued the call as he announced that he's sending 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell a rising insurgency.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. and Mexico can collaborate to curb the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing into the U.S. through Mexico. Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh nee-EH'-toh) plotted strategy to address the surge in a telephone call today. Vice President Joe Biden plans to meet Friday with regional leaders in Guatemala to discuss the issue.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's medical board and Department of Public Health have been asked to investigate 17 doctors and eight hospitals involved in the illegal sterilizations of female prison inmates. A state audit recommended that those authorities investigate 39 cases where sterilizations were performed without inmates' lawful consent.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who is on California's death row for killing 10 women in the Los Angeles area was convicted today of four more murders. Chester Turner was found guilty of strangling the women in South Los Angeles between 1987 and 1997. Prosecutors said DNA evidence linked him to the killings.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Glen Campbell's wife has issued a statement explaining her decision to place the singer in a long-term care facility and expressing hurt over criticism of the move. Kim Campbell told The Associated Press in an email that the 78-year-old's Alzheimer's disease has progressed to the point he needs access to medical care 24 hours a day.