China: US should curb demand for opioids, not blame China

BEIJING (AP) — The United States should look within to cut down demand for opioids which are fueling its deadly drug crisis rather than stressing unsubstantiated claims that China is the major source of these chemicals, a top Chinese drug enforcement official said Thursday.

  • Written by By GERRY SHIH , Associated Press

Islamic State claims attack on Shiite center, 41 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A brutal attack claimed by the Islamic State group devastated a two-story Shiite Muslim cultural center in the Afghan capital on Thursday, killing at least 41 people and wounding another 84, many suffering severe burns from the intensity of the explosions.

  • Written by By AMIR SHAH , Associated Press

Victims in basement apartment were mom, 2 kids, 2nd woman

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Police worked Wednesday to try and unravel the mystery of who killed a woman, her partner and her two young children, whose bodies were found in a riverfront apartment house the day after Christmas.

  • Written by By MARY ESCH , Associated Press

Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Refusing to concede, failed candidate Roy Moore has doubled down on his claims of voter irregularities in Alabama's U.S. Senate race in a last-ditch effort to stop the certification of the Democratic opponent who pulled off a historic upset last month in a traditionally deep-red state.

  • Written by By KIM CHANDLER , Associated Press