By Lauren Raab Los Angeles Times (MCT) A gunman in a UPS uniform opened fire at a UPS facility in Alabama on Tuesday morning, killing two people and himself, Birmingham police said. Police Lt. Sean Edwards told reporters the gunman was wearing a UPS uniform and was believed to be an employee of the company. […]

By Mark Seibel McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON – U.S. aircraft and “partner nation forces” struck Islamic State targets inside Syria early Tuesday in the first strikes in that country since President Barack Obama said he would expand the U.S. campaign against the Islamist militant group Sept. 10. Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby […]

By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka Associated Press EDINBURGH, Scotland – The United Kingdom will stay united. Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. But No to a break-up doesn’t mean a return to the status quo. The referendum led to promises of further powers […]

By Tamara Lush Associated Press BELL, Fla. – An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records. Don Spirit, 51, called 911 on […]

By Jim Kuhnhenn Associated Press ATLANTA – Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to world security, President Barack Obama on Tuesday broadly expanded the U.S. response by ordering thousands of troops to the region along with an aggressive effort to train health care workers and build treatment centers. He called on other […]

By Julie Pace AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON – Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of “a steady, relentless effort” to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign […]

By Michael Liedke and Anick Jesdanun AP Technology Writers CUPERTINO, Calif. – For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones aren’t the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company’s first major entry in a new product category since the iPad’s debut in 2010. The move […]

By Lindsey Tanner AP Medical Writer CHICAGO – Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold. Nearly 500 children have been treated at one hospital alone […]

ATLANTA (AP) – S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family’s conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93. Chick-fil-A spokesman Mark Baldwin told The Associated […]