States taking action to keep guns out of abusers' hands

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation's highly polarized debate over guns.

  • Written by RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds.

  • Written by GLADYS TSAI, Associated Press

Woman killed by Phoenix-area police had popular online video

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in a Phoenix suburb shot and killed a knife-wielding woman whose struggles with Asperger's syndrome went viral last year when she posted an online video showing her service dog comforting her.

  • Written by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press PAUL DAVENPORT, Associated Press

11-year-old boy convicted of killing 8-year-old girl

WHITE PINE, Tenn. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy in Tennessee has been found guilty of murdering an 8-year-old girl after she and her sister refused to let him see their puppies.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hopeful sign for US economy: Job hunting ticks up

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most of an agonizingly slow recovery from the Great Recession, millions of out-of-work Americans huddled on the sidelines of the job market. Yet Friday's jobs report added to evidence of a long-awaited shift:

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer