World leaders at UN must tackle Syria, extremism, refugees

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gather at the United Nations for their annual meeting Tuesday with an array of global crises that desperately need solutions, topped by the Syrian conflict, escalating attacks around the world by Islamic extremists, and millions of people fleeing fighting and poverty.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Wealth of clues led to quick arrest of suspected bomber

NEW YORK (AP) — The man suspected of planting bombs in a New York neighborhood and a New Jersey seaside town may have aimed to inflict carnage incognito, but he didn't succeed for long in concealing his identity.

  • Written by JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press DAKE KANG, Associated Press

Victim: Mall attacker emotionless; leaders urge 'rise above'

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — One of the victims wounded in a stabbing at a central Minnesota mall says the man who carried out the attack showed no emotion and his eyes looked blank.

  • Written by KYLE POTTER, Associated Press AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

Federal court OKs Christian prayers at county board meetings

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Elected officials may open public meetings by praying according to their chosen religion as long as they don't pressure observers to join in, a divided federal appeals court ruled Monday.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press