Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria

MUNICH (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sharply criticized Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria, accusing Moscow of "repeated aggression" in both places.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

114 bodies pulled from toppled Taiwan building; 1 missing

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Workers have pulled out 114 bodies from the rubble of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed in an earthquake in Taiwan's oldest city, leaving only one missing, authorities said Saturday, a week after the disaster.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily

DENVER (AP) — The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the rampage might still be underway.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Things to know about Obama's summit with SE Asian leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region's fast-growing economies. But a nation not invited — neighboring power China — will be the proverbial elephant in the room as the leaders grapple with sensitive territorial disputes.

  • Written by MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press

US retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Business Writers ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Business Writers