Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills many including worshippers

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Insurgents shelled a mosque in a government-held neighborhood of Aleppo, killing at least 15 people as they left Friday prayers, while government airstrikes struck rebel-held parts of Syria's largest city — even as the army unilaterally declared a brief truce in other parts of the country.

  • Written by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — Administrative punishments but no criminal charges have been leveled against U.S. military personnel for mistakes that resulted in 42 people dying in last year's attack on a civilian hospital in Afghanistan operated by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, officials said.

  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Flint residents tell civil rights panel of fear, distrust

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Half a century after a civil rights panel investigated Flint's segregated housing, the commission held its first hearing Thursday into whether city residents again faced discrimination or racial bias — this time related to the city's crisis over lead-tainted drinking water.

  • Written by JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press

'Bomb' hooked to man in animal suit really flotation device

BALTIMORE (AP) — A young man in an animal costume and surgical mask who walked into a Baltimore TV station Thursday claiming to have a bomb was shot and wounded by police, who determined that his alleged explosive consisted of aluminum-wrapped chocolate bars duct-taped to a flotation device.

  • Written by KASEY JONES, Associated Press

House committee votes to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee's bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press