US suspends contacts with Russia on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. is suspending bilateral contacts with Russia over Syria. That comes after last week's threat by Secretary of State John Kerry to suspend contacts amid new attacks on the city of Aleppo.


Who inherits a selfie? States seek to fill privacy law gaps

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — When a loved one dies, laws cover how their houses, cars, and other property are passed on to relatives. But the rules are murkier — and currently far more restrictive — when it comes to pictures on Facebook, emails to friends or relatives and even financial records stored in online cloud accounts.

  • Written by IVAN MORENO, Associated Press

Boy, 6, dies days after South Carolina school shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who was critically wounded in a school shooting died Saturday, days after a 14-year-old boy opened fire on a school playground, authorities said.

  • Written by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press