Victims in basement apartment were mom, 2 kids, 2nd woman

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Police worked Wednesday to try and unravel the mystery of who killed a woman, her partner and her two young children, whose bodies were found in a riverfront apartment house the day after Christmas.

  • Written by By MARY ESCH , Associated Press

Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Refusing to concede, failed candidate Roy Moore has doubled down on his claims of voter irregularities in Alabama's U.S. Senate race in a last-ditch effort to stop the certification of the Democratic opponent who pulled off a historic upset last month in a traditionally deep-red state.

  • Written by By KIM CHANDLER , Associated Press

Putin says St. Petersburg explosion was terror attack

MOSCOW (AP) — The explosion at a supermarket in Russia's second-largest city was a terrorist attack, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that another attack had been thwarted.


Applications for US jobless aid hold at 245,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of unemployed workers filing for jobless benefits remained the same from the previous week at 245,000, a low level signaling a healthy job market.

  • Written by By MATT OTT , Associated Press