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Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney crisis

 

SYDNEY (AP) — Amid a barrage of gunfire, police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday to end a 16-hour hostage siege by an Iranian-born gunman. Police said three people were killed — the gunman and two of the hostages — and four others were wounded.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the gun should not have been sold for civilian use because of its overwhelming firepower.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's push to cover America's uninsured faces another big test Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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Justices reject Arizona bid over abortion drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Arizona to enforce stringent restrictions on medical abortions while a challenge to those rules plays out in lower courts.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

Scientists often test drugs in mice. Now some cancer patients are doing the same — with the hope of curing their own disease.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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Netanyahu years see surge in West Bank settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — The population of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank has surged during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's years in office, growing at more than twice the pace of Israel's overall population, according to newly obtained official figures.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 December 2014

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Police arrest suspect in shooting near high school

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suspect in a shooting that wounded three students outside an alternative high school was arrested early Saturday in what appears to be a gang-related attack, Portland police said.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014

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Protesters of police killings to march on DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Protesters plan to converge on the nation's capital Saturday to help bring attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and call for legislative action.

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 December 2014

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