Syria strikes kill 25 as another Damascus suburb surrenders

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's government secured a deal to restore its authority over another rebellious Damascus suburb on Thursday while Syrian rebels captured new ground in a lightning advance on the central city of Hama and suspected government airstrikes killed 25 civilians in the surrounding province.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA, Associated Press

Dallas chief who oversaw response to sniper attack to retire

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police Chief David Brown announced his retirement Thursday, two months after his impassioned response to a sniper attack that killed five officers made him the face of a city reeling from tragedy.


Hanjin bankruptcy causes global shipping chaos, retail fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around the world into confusion, with giant container ships marooned and merchants worrying whether tons of goods will reach their shelves.

  • Written by ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Gunman to plead guilty in TSA officer slaying

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman who killed a federal airport screener and wounded three others in a terrifying rampage at Los Angeles International Airport three years ago agreed to plead guilty to all counts in a deal that spares him the death penalty.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press, AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press