US troops killed near Bagram, Taliban insurgency intensifies


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide attacker rammed an explosives-laden motorcycle into a joint NATO-Afghan patrol Monday killing six foreign troops, among them Americans, in the deadliest attack on international forces since August.

  • Written by LYNNE O'DONNELL, Associated Press

Street gangs migrate from drugs to white-collar crimes


NEW YORK (AP) — The Van Dyke Money Gang in New York made off with more than $1.5 million this year — but it wasn't in gunpoint robberies or drug running, it was a Western Union money order scheme. In New Jersey, 111 Neighborhood Crips used a machine to make dozens of fake gift cards for supermarkets, pharmacies and hardware stores. In South Florida, gangs steal identities to file false tax returns.

  • Written by COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Port visits resume for nuclear-armed Navy subs


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nuclear-armed U.S. submarines that went more than a decade without calling on foreign ports in part because of post-Sept. 11 security concerns are once again visiting other countries, a shift intended to underscore their global presence and lift sailor morale.

  • Written by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press

Driver repeatedly plows into people on Vegas Strip; 1 dies


LAS VEGAS (AP) — A driver with a 3-year-old in her car repeatedly smashed into crowds of visitors on the Las Vegas Strip, killing a woman from Arizona and injuring dozens of others, authorities said.

  • Written by SALLY HO, Associated Press KEN RITTER, Associated Press