2 dead, 12 injured as 200 migrants try to enter Spain by sea

MADRID (AP) — Two people drowned and at least 12 others were injured when they tried to get to a small patch of Spanish territory in North Africa by swimming from Morocco and scaling a barbed-wire fence that juts into the sea, Spanish and Moroccan news agencies reported Friday.

  • Written by HAROLD HECKLE, Associated Press

On Muslims, Democrats find an ally: George W Bush

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taunted by Republicans to declare war on "radical Islamic terrorism," Democrats are turning to an unlikely ally: George W. Bush.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

AP-Times Square poll: Shootings weighed on Americans in 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Mass shootings and attacks weighed heavily on the minds of Americans in 2015, according to a new poll that found most believe this year was worse for the world than last year.

  • Written by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

Police: Fight sparks North Carolina mall shooting; 1 killed

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A shooting at a North Carolina mall sent shoppers fleeing into stores, some locking themselves inside, on Christmas Eve, but police say the incident was sparked by a long-running feud and was not a random act of violence.

  • Written by STEVE REED, Associated Press