London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper.

  • Written by PAISLEY DODDS and LORI HINNANT, Associated Press

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections.

  • Written by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

EU puts pen to paper on unity pledge during 60th anniversary

ROME (AP) — With Britain already heading out the door, the 27 remaining European Union nations on Saturday sought to keep the bloc moving forward by enshrining a pledge to give member nations more freedom to form partial alliances and set policy when unanimity is out of reach.

  • Written by FRANCES D'EMILIO and RAF CASERT, Associated Press

Corroded South Korean ferry loaded onto transport vessel

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Salvage crews towed a corroded 6,800-ton South Korean ferry and loaded it onto a semi-submersible transport vessel Saturday, completing what was seen as the most difficult part of the massive effort to bring the ship back to shore nearly three years after it sank.

  • Written by KIM TONG-HYUNG, Associated Press

Airstrike on rebel-held parts of Syria kill and wound dozens

BEIRUT (AP) — Warplanes struck rebel-held parts of Syria Saturday killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the worst violence to hit the country in weeks, opposition activists said Saturday.