Ailing Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole to New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was hospitalized Thursday in stable condition.

  • Written by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer; NICK PERRY, AP Aerospace Writer

'A clear shot' - police kill suspect, rescue children

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state police officer responding to a domestic violence call was fatally shot and his fellow officers were still "taking fire" as they removed him from a home, beginning an 11-hour standoff during which authorities say the gunman used two young children as human shields.

  • Written by MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press; LISA BAUMANN, Associated Press

Indonesia blasphemy protest draws 200,000; ends peacefully

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied peacefully in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest against its minority Christian governor, who is being prosecuted for alleged blasphemy.

  • Written by STEPHEN WRIGHT, Associated Press; NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press

China court clears man 21 years after his execution

BEIJING (AP) — China's supreme court ruled Friday that a young man executed 21 years ago for rape and murder had been innocent, in a case that has drawn attention to problems in the legal system as well as the frequent application of the death penalty.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Malibu mountain lion gets reprieve after alpacas killed

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A California mountain lion placed under a death sentence for killing nearly a dozen alpacas owned by a Malibu woman was granted a reprieve when the woman announced she wouldn't act on a state-issued permit giving her the right to kill the animal.