Syrian government launches offensive south of city of Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops and their allies launched an offensive Tuesday to retake an important hilltop village south of the city of Aleppo from militants, including al-Qaida's local affiliate, as President Bashar Assad's government was preparing for parliamentary elections the following day.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press

Indian police arrest 7 over temple fire that killed 116

NEW DELHI (AP) — Seven people who had fled after an illegal fireworks display set off a fire that killed at least 116 people at the southern Indian temple where they're board members were arrested Tuesday and will face prosecution, police said.

  • Written by ASHOK SHARMA, Associated Press

Barricaded gunman causes tweet-storm in ritzy neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man barricaded himself in a garage after a stolen-car chase in an upscale Los Angeles neighborhood Monday, a Twitter executive who lives on the street live-tweeted the scene.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Planned Parenthood shooter admired Florida doctor's killer

DENVER (AP) — The man who acknowledges killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic idolized an abortion foe who killed a Florida doctor more than two decades earlier, court documents released Monday show.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press