Jury selection begins in Peterson murder-for-hire trial

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jury selection started Friday in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars in his third wife's death.

  • Written by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press

US says Iraqi forces have retaken western town of Rutba

TAJI, Iraq (AP) — The top American general for the Middle East said Friday he is confident that Iraq is on course to defeating the Islamic State, but his words were spare and cautious, his tone notably muted.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

Man charged with killing 6 in Michigan ejected from court

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A man charged with killing six people during a night of random shootings in Michigan was dragged out of court Friday after bizarre outbursts during testimony by a woman who survived the rampage.