Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes

BAGHDAD (AP) — Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday.



US consumer spending flat for second month in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers cut back sharply on buying durable goods such as autos in March, leaving overall spending unchanged for a second straight month. A slowdown by consumers was a major reason overall economic growth slowed so sharply over the winter.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer

Man opens fire at San Diego pool party; 1 victim, gunman die

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man gunned down seven people at a birthday pool party in an apartment complex near the University of California, San Diego, killing one woman before officers shot and killed him, authorities said.


  • Written by GREGORY BULL , Associated Press