Militants in southern Philippines free Norwegian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released by the ransom-seeking militants, officials said.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

Tight security as annual Oktoberfest opens in Munich

MUNICH (AP) — Heavy rain and stricter security did little to dampen the spirits of beer lovers at the start of this year's Oktoberfest, which opened Saturday in the Bavarian city of Munich.

  • Written by PAUL WHEATLEY, Associated Press

Judge OKs extradition of British man on US hacking charges

LONDON (AP) — A British man accused of hacking into U.S. military and government computer systems and stealing confidential information should be extradited to the United States to face trial, a judge ruled Friday.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

Police: Man shoots wife in front of kids; kills himself

BOLIVAR, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a man fatally shot his estranged wife 10 times in front of her children and then led police on a chase before turning the gun on himself.