Charlotte ends curfew imposed after black man shot by police

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte lifted its midnight curfew, signaling movement toward normalcy after a state of emergency was imposed following the shooting death of a black man by police last week that brought National Guard troops and armored vehicles to downtown street corners.

  • Written by EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press; TOM FOREMAN JR., Associated Press; MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

Things to Know about deadly shootings at mall in Washington


BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Authorities on Sunday were investigating the background and possible motive of the suspect arrested in the slayings of five people in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle. Here are things to know about the shooting and the investigation:


At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, as the United Nations Security Council convened an emergency meeting on the spiraling violence in Syria but failed to take any action because of deep divisions between Russia and the Western powers.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

BEIJING (AP) — The world's largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China's rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige.

  • Written by GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press