Police expect death toll to rise in apartment explosion

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Additional bodies will likely be found in the debris of an apartment explosion and fire in Maryland that has already claimed three lives and injured more than 30 people, police said Friday.

  • Written by MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

US-backed Syrian force captures key IS stronghold

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed fighters have seized a key Islamic State stronghold in northern Syria after two months of heavy fighting and freed hundreds of civilians the extremists had used as human shields, Syrian Kurdish officials and an opposition activist group said Saturday.

  • Written by BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Nephew in 'Making a Murderer' has conviction thrown out

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge overturned the conviction of a Wisconsin man found guilty of helping his uncle kill a woman in a case profiled in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer," ruling that investigators coerced a confession using deceptive tactics.

  • Written by SCOTT BAUER, Associated Press