Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

HOUSTON (AP) — A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.

  • Written by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy's department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday as a portrait emerged of him as a mentally troubled young man whose parents said they were trying to help him.

  • Written by MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

Strong winds from big typhoon hit Taiwan, at least 4 dead

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Strong winds knocked down people and scattered debris as a large typhoon crossed over Taiwan on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring more than 260, officials said.

  • Written by RALPH JENNINGS, Associated Press

Mother uncovers lasting impact of baby son's organ donation

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research — his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood.

  • Written by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict

CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia takes a big step Monday toward emerging from its decades-long nightmare of bloody violence when the government and the country's largest rebel movement sign a peace accord that emerged from four years of negotiations.

  • Written by JOSHUA GOODMAN, Associated Press; ANDREA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press