Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea.

  • Written by YOUKYUNG LEE , AP Technology Writer

2 young men killed as chaos erupts in western Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Chaos erupted in western Venezuela during another round of protests against the socialist government, with buildings set afire, tear gas swirling around protesters and at least two people killed.

  • Written by HANNAH DREIER and CHRISTINE ARMARIO , Associated Press

Man gets 49 years for anti-transgender hate crime killing

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man received a 49-year prison sentence Monday for the first-ever conviction on federal hate crime charges arising from the killing of a transgender woman.

  • Written by JEFF AMY , Associated Press

US: Syria is burning bodies to hide proof of mass killings

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move aimed at ratcheting up pressure on Russia to push the Syrian government into peace talks with rebels, the United States has accused Syria of executing thousands of imprisoned political opponents and burning their bodies in a crematorium to hide the evidence.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer

Syrian activists: Airstrikes on IS-held areas kill dozens

BEIRUT (AP) — Air raids on an Islamic State-held village and town in Syria have killed at least 32 civilians over the past two days, activists said Monday, underscoring the risk for hundreds of thousands of residents trapped in areas under the militant group's control ahead of the looming battle for Raqqa.

  • Written by PHILIP ISSA and JAMEY KEATEN , Associated Press