Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity.

  • Written by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

Government forces pound Aleppo for 2nd day

BEIRUT (AP) — Pro-government forces pushed on with their bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo Wednesday on the second day of a massive offensive against the city's rebel-held eastern quarters.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

Army court upholds death sentence of former Bragg soldier

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An Army appeals court has upheld the death sentence of a former Fort Bragg soldier convicted of killing a mother and two of her children in North Carolina more than 30 years ago.


Mayor in West Virginia resigns after racist Obama post

CLAY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.

  • Written by JOHN RABY, Associated Press

5 Utah students stabbed at high school, teen in custody

OREM, Utah (AP) — Five students were stabbed inside the boys' locker room of their Utah high school Tuesday and a 16-year-old student was taken into custody after school workers risked their lives to box him into a corner, police said.

  • Written by BRADY MCCOMBS, Associated Press LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press