4 militants, 2 Pakistani soldiers killed in attack on mosque

KHAR, Pakistan (AP) — A small group of militants armed with guns and suicide jackets attacked a mosque at an army facility in northwest Pakistan on Saturday, triggering a shootout in which four insurgents and two soldiers were killed, the military and officials said.

  • Written by ANWARUUALH KHAN, Associated Press MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press

Indonesia police say militant was making powerful bombs

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said a suspected Islamic militant arrested earlier this week was making explosives more powerful than those used in the 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 people.

  • Written by NINIEK KARMINI, Associated Press

Shoppers hunt for deals, hit the shops for entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers were on the hunt for deals and were at the stores for entertainment Friday as malls opened for what is still one of the busiest days of the year, even as the start of the holiday season edges ever earlier.

  • Written by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer