Armed with photo of slain daughter, mom pushes for change

WASHINGTON (AP) — The photo is jarring: a teenage girl lying on a slab, her chest sliced open exposing bone and blood. There's a gaping wound in the left side of her head. It's hard to look at, but Nardyne Jefferies has made it her mission since her daughter was killed in a drive-by shooting to make sure Americans — especially politicians — are forced to see exactly what gun violence does.

  • Written by LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press

Obama, world leaders urge action on nuclear security, terror

WASHINGTON (AP) — World leaders declared progress in safeguarding nuclear materials sought by terrorists and wayward nations, even as President Barack Obama acknowledged the task was far from finished.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Los Angeles father charged with killing son for being gay

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting his son outside a home where his wife was found dead has been charged with one count of premeditated murder as a hate crime, with prosecutors alleging he killed his son for being gay.


Job-seekers return at fastest pace since before recession

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are flooding back into the job market at the fastest pace since before the Great Recession, encouraged by steady hiring and some signs of higher pay.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Obama acknowledges civilian deaths by US drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that "civilians were killed that shouldn't have been" in past U.S. drone strikes, but said the administration is now "very cautious" about striking where women or children are present.