Russia vetoes UN resolution to condemn Syria chemical attack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia vetoed a Western-backed U.N. resolution Wednesday that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in a town in northern Syria and demanded a speedy investigation into the attack that killed nearly 90 people.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

European court rules against Russia over 2004 school siege

MOSCOW (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Russia failed to adequately protect victims of a 2004 school siege in the city of Beslan that left more than 330 people dead, a verdict that Moscow said it would appeal.

  • Written by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV , Associated Press

Experts say police who dragged passenger had other options

CHICAGO (AP) — Airport police officers called to remove a passenger who refused to leave a United Express flight essentially walked into what law enforcement experts say was a no-win situation: enforcing a business decision by a private company.

  • Written by TAMMY WEBBER , Associated Press

Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned Thursday that North Korea may be capable of firing a missile loaded with sarin nerve gas toward Japan, as international concern mounted that a missile or nuclear test by the authoritarian state could be imminent.

  • Written by MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press

No signs of criminality in death of judge found by river

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say there are no signs of criminality in the death of the first black woman appointed to New York state's highest court whose body was found on the bank of the Hudson River.