'Truly a piece of evil': 'Grim Sleeper' sent to death row

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" was sentenced to death Wednesday for the murders of nine women and a teenage girl that went unsolved for years as the body count grew in a poor section of Los Angeles haunted by the scourge of crack cocaine.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Japan, Philippines to China: Respect law for Asian stability

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — The top diplomats from Japan and the Philippines called on China Thursday to avoid intimidating actions and follow the rule of law in disputed waters where Beijing has defied an arbitration ruling that invalidated its expansive territorial claims.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ukraine puts troops along Crimean border on combat alert

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's president ordered the army to be on combat alert Thursday on the country's de-facto border with Crimea and on the front line in eastern Ukraine following Moscow's accusations that Ukraine sent in "saboteurs" to carry out attacks in Crimea.

  • Written by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

Canada attack suspect dead after police operation in Ontario

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian man previously banned from associating with Islamic State extremists has been killed as Canada's national police force thwarted what they believed was a suicide bomb plot, a senior police official said.

  • Written by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press