Police shootings of blacks influence crime fiction genre

NEW YORK (AP) — In "Underground Airlines," an upcoming novel by Ben Winters, a black bounty hunter rides through a poor neighborhood in Indianapolis alongside a white policeman.

  • Written by BY HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

Spokesman: Fire kills 6 people in Atlanta boarding house

ATLANTA (AP) — A fierce fire roared through a boarding house in Atlanta early Monday, collapsing the house in on itself and killing six people, authorities said.

  • Written by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press DAVID GOLDMAN, Associated Press

Syrian opposition undecided over peace talks

BEIRUT (AP) — The main Syrian opposition coalition will decide later this week on whether to take part in peace talks scheduled to resume Wednesday in Geneva, the head of the group said Monday.