By Angela Charlton and Raf Casert Associated Press PARIS – The Belgian jihadi suspected of masterminding deadly attacks in Paris was killed in a police raid on a suburban apartment building, the city prosecutor’s office announced Thursday. Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins’ office said 27-year-old Abdelhamid Abaaoud was identified based on skin samples. His body was […]

By Henry Chu, Richard A. Serrano and Alexandra Zavis Los Angeles Times (TNS) PARIS – As the investigation into the deadly attacks on this city spiraled into a Europe-wide effort, French warplanes pounded the headquarters of Islamic State on Sunday in retaliation for what the government here said was the group’s orchestration of the terrorist […]

By Lori Hinnant Associated Press PARIS –The attackers worked in three synchronized teams, wearing matching suicide vests and carrying the same weapons. In an excruciating half-hour, they unleashed their terror. One suicide bombing after another at the national stadium, sprays of gunfire in the crowded restaurants and streets of central Paris, and finally a hostage […]

PARIS (AP) – The latest on shootings and explosions in Paris. (all times local): 1:53 a.m. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York is constantly on alert for coordinated terror attacks, especially in the wake of an attack in Paris that has killed dozens. De Blasio said in an interview with WABC-TV […]

By Mark Gillispie Associated Press AKRON, Ohio – Nine people aboard a small business jet that crashed into an apartment building have been confirmed dead, and seven of them were employees or executives at a Florida real-estate company, authorities said Wednesday. Ohio State Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Haymaker said two pilots and seven passengers on […]

NEW YORK (AP) – Walgreens confirmed Tuesday that it will buy rival Rite Aid for about $9.41 billion in cash, creating a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores around the world. The deal comes less than year after Walgreens bought European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots. Besides its namesake stores, Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens also […]

Police investigate a damaged car after the vehicle crashed into a crowd of spectators during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, causing multiple injuries, on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. (Nate Billings/The Oklahoman via AP)

By Justin Juozapavicius Associated Press STILLWATER, Okla. – A motorist plowed her car into a crowd of spectators Saturday during the Oklahoma State University homecoming parade, killing three people and injuring nearly two dozen others, police said. Stillwater police Capt. Kyle Gibbs said the woman’s sedan struck an unoccupied motorcycle of an officer who was […]

By Christopher Sherman Associated Press PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico – Hurricane Patricia barreled toward southwestern Mexico on Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere. Locals and tourists were either hunkering down or trying to make last-minute escapes ahead of what forecasters called a “potentially catastrophic landfall” later in the […]

By Josh Lederman Associated Press WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday he won’t run for president in 2016, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career. Biden’s decision bolsters Hillary Rodham Clinton’s standing as the front-runner […]