Los Angeles man sentenced to life for 5 random murders

ANGELS — A Los Angeles man who opened fire on random people in 2014, killing five and injuring seven others, was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Alexander Hernandez, 42, of the city’s Sylmar neighborhood, was given multiple consecutive life sentences for the rampage. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s … Read more

Kabul mosque bombing kills 10, including a prominent cleric

Kabul, Afghanistan — A bombing at a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday killed at least 10 people, including a prominent cleric, and injured at least 27, an eyewitness said and the police. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, the latest to hit the country since … Read more

Explosions in Crimea highlight vulnerability of Russian forces

Kyiv, Ukraine — A wave of explosions and fires has transformed Russian-occupied Crimea from a secure rear base into a new battleground in the war, demonstrating both the Russians’ vulnerability and the Ukrainians’ ability to strike deep behind enemy lines. Nine Russian warplanes were reportedly destroyed at an air base in Crimea last week, and … Read more

Arizona border wall delayed after 2 containers overturned

PHOENIX — An effort by Republican Arizona Governor Doug Ducey to use shipping containers to fill a 1,000-foot gap in the US-Mexico border wall near Yuma suffered a brief setback when two stacked containers toppled from one way or another. Claudia Ramos, a digital platform correspondent for Univision Noticias in Arizona, posted on her Twitter … Read more

Best-selling ‘Das Boot’ filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen has died

NEW YORK — Wolfgang Petersen, the German filmmaker whose WWII underwater epic ‘Das Boot’ launched him into a successful Hollywood career that included the films ‘In the Line of Fire’, ‘Air Force One’ and “The Perfect Storm”, passed away. He was 81 years old. Petersen died Friday at his home in the Brentwood neighborhood of … Read more

Calm in Kenya in the aftermath of a chaotic presidential statement

William Ruto, center, shows a certificate after the announcement of the presidential race results at the Center in Bomas, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, August 15, 2022. After last-minute chaos that could portend a legal challenge, the poll Kenya’s electoral commission chairman on Monday declared Vice President William Ruto the winner of the close presidential election against … Read more

Coroner: At least 1 dead after Missouri home explosion

WYATT, Missouri — At least one person was killed Monday when a house exploded in southeast Missouri and a nearby house caught fire, authorities said. Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker said the victim died at a hospital in Cape Girardeau, KFVS-TV reported. The victim’s name was not immediately released. According to the Mississippi County Sheriff’s … Read more

Myanmar court convicts Suu Kyi on new corruption charges

BANGKOK — A military-run court in Myanmar on Monday convicted the country’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on further corruption charges, adding six years to her 11-year prison sentence, a judicial official said. The trial was held behind closed doors, with no access for the media or the public, and his lawyers were prohibited … Read more

Trump’s final days draw attention as handling of documents under investigation

WASHINGTON—In the final weeks of the Trump administration, the West Wing began to empty. White House Trade Advisor Peter Navaro was seen carrying a framed photograph of the US and Chinese presidents facing each other. The Chief of Staff’s wife was seen packing a stuffed bird in her car. President Donald Trump remained concerned about … Read more

Fireworks explosion at Yerevan market kills 1, injures 20

YEREVAN, Armenia — A massive explosion at a fireworks storage area ripped through a market in the Armenian capital on Sunday, killing at least one person, injuring 20 others and sparking a massive fire. The city’s mayor’s office said there were an unknown number of people trapped under the rubble. The explosion and fire at … Read more