By Amanda Lee Myers and Justin Pritchard Associated Press SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – The two attackers who killed 14 people in a rampage at a banquet fired as many as 75 rifle rounds at the scene, left behind three rigged-together pipe bombs with a remote-control device that apparently malfunctioned, and had over 1,600 more bullets […]

A swat team arrives at the scene of a shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., on Wednesday.  Police responded to reports of an active shooter at a social services facility. (Doug Saunders/Los Angeles News Group via AP)

By Amanda Lee Myers and Justin Pritchard Associated Press SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – A heavily armed man and woman dressed for battle opened fire on a holiday banquet for his co-workers, killing 14 people and seriously wounding more than a dozen others in a precision assault, authorities said. Hours later, they died in a shootout […]

By Suzan Fraser and Nataliya Vasilyeva Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane Tuesday – a long-feared crisis in Syria’s civil war and apparently the first time a NATO member has downed a Russian plane in a half-century. At least one of the pilots was reported killed. Russian President Vladimir […]

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 […]