Somalia attack turns symbol of resurgence into one of grief


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Among the survivors of al-Shabab's attack on a beachside restaurant in Somalia's capital was Mohamed Abdiqani Kheyre. He is only 3 years old, and his mother was killed.

  • Written by ABDI GULED, Associated Press

Presidential race shows evolving gender roles in politics


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Carly Fiorina has a husband who quit his career to further hers. Chris Christie boasts of his wife being the family's top earner. Hillary Clinton is looking to get back into the White House, but this time as president.

  • Written by CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

Feared weekend snowstorm arrives in US capital area


WASHINGTON (AP) — Shoppers raided grocery and hardware stores, bishops excused Catholics from Sunday Mass and the nation's capital was shutting down Friday as a weekend blizzard began blanketing much of the Eastern United States. The first flakes of what could become two feet or more of wet, driving snow fell in Washington just after 1 p.m.

  • Written by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

US confirms additional civilian casualties from airstrikes


WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says American airstrikes likely killed two civilians near the Islamic State group's defacto capital of Raqqa, Syria, last July. That's on top of eight other civilian deaths the military acknowledged last week.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer