Gunmen kill 59 in attack on police academy in Pakistani city of Quetta
By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 59 people were killed and more than 100 wounded when gunmen wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta and took hostages, government officials said on Tuesday. Most of the dead were police cadets. Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister of Baluchistan province, of which Quetta is the capital, said the gunmen attacked a dormitory inside the training facility while cadets rested and slept.
Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Violent gunmen still menace pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, a new report finds, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by local reformers, Western activists and companies like Apple and Intel that use minerals from the African region in their products.
School stops residential program after teen's deathPHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Officials with a private school for children with special needs in Philadelphia say they're ceasing operations at the school's residential treatment program after a 17-year-old student died earlier this month in an altercation with staff.
How autism in girls may help reveal the disorder's secrets
Hundreds celebrate lives of teens killed in wrong-way crashDUXBURY, Vt. (AP) ? Hundreds have gathered at a Vermont high school to celebrate the lives of five students who were hit and killed in a crash by a wrong-way driver.
Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crash
Judge faces deadline on $15B Volkswagen emissions deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A federal judge in San Francisco is facing a Tuesday deadline to decide whether to approve the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history, giving most affected Volkswagen owners the option for a vehicle buyback after the company acknowledged cheating on emissions testing and putting dirty cars on the road.
Former Christie aide to face more cross-examinationNEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? Federal prosecutors will resume their cross-examination of a former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who is facing criminal charges in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
Pickup trucks score poorly in headlight testsDETROIT (AP) ? Pickup truck headlights performed poorly in new tests by the insurance industry.
Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general out on bail amid appeal
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) ? Democrat Kathleen Kane burst onto the political scene in Pennsylvania with an enviable array of assets: glamour, charisma and a campaign war chest from her husband's fortune that topped $2 million for her 2012 run for state attorney general.