Shallow quake hits Tibet, causing landslides, 60 hurt

BEIJING (AP) — A shallow magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck the mountainous region of Tibet on Wednesday, injuring 60 people, collapsing houses and damaging bridges and roads, authorities said.


US won't seek death penalty against Benghazi suspe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will not seek the death penalty against Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, federal officials announced Tuesday.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Staples, Office Depot scrap merger after judge blocks deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying the government had made the case that the combination would likely hurt competition in office supplies.

  • Written by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer

Sanders' West Virginia win makes up little ground on Clinton

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — White House dreams fading, Bernie Sanders added another state to his tally against Hillary Clinton with a win in West Virginia on Tuesday — a victory that will do little to slow the former secretary of state's steady march toward the Democratic presidential nomination.

  • Written by LISA LERER, Associated Press KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

US gears up missile defense system in Europe to Russia's ire

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A U.S. missile defense system aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats is moving into higher gear this week, with a site in Romania becoming operational on Thursday and officials breaking ground at another site in Poland a day later.

  • Written by VANESSA GERA, Associated Press