Man convicted of slaying 7 awarded nearly $500K

CHICAGO (AP) — A former handyman serving life in prison for the 1993 murder of seven people at a suburban Chicago restaurant has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in a civil lawsuit in which he alleged a jail guard punched him in the face. Victims’...
off

AP Interview: Jihadi head says Gaza groups growing

FILE – In this Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009 file photo, a rocket fired by Palestinian militants at southern Israel leaves a thin trail of white smoke, as smoke caused by explosions from Israeli forces’ operations rises from buildings on the outskirts of Gaza City. A leader...
off

Vietnam says cannot find object from missing jet

A Chinese relative of passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane, center, cries as she is escorted by a woman while leaving a hotel room for relatives or friends of passengers aboard the missing airplane, in Beijing, China Sunday, March 9, 2014. Planes and ships from...

Japan has record deficit, lowers growth estimate

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has racked up a record current account deficit in January, and is lowering its economic growth estimate for the October-December quarter. The government said Monday the world’s third-largest economy grew at an annual pace of 0.7 percent, lower...

Syrian rebels release nuns held since December

MASNA, Lebanon (AP) — Syrian rebels released a group of about a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns who had been held since December, Lebanon’s official news agency reported Monday. The release of the nuns and their helpers, 16 women in all, is a rare successful prisoner...
off

Putin defends separatist drive in Crimea as legal

Ukrainian riot police block the entrance of the regional administrative building during a pro Russian rally in Donetsk, Ukraine, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Following an extraordinary meeting of the Ukrainian government, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced he would be flying...
off

Reed on a roll, wins a World Golf Championship

Patrick Reed celebrates his win at the Cadillac Championship golf tournament on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Patrick Reed celebrates his win at the Cadillac Championship golf tournament on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne...
off

Keselowski edges Junior on last lap in Las Vegas

Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. Keselowski overtook Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the last lap when Earnhardt ran out of fuel. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning a NASCAR...
off

Lack of passport checks expose air security flaw

In this photo released by Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, a patrol vessel of Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency searches for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane off Tok Bali Beach in Kelantan, Malaysia, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Military radar indicates that the missing...

Mercer tops FGCU in A-Sun final, 68-60

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Langston Hall and Anthony White Jr. scored 15 points each and Mercer earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 1985, beating top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast 68-60 in the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game on Sunday. Daniel Coursey scored 13...