Bullet flies through window at Ga. college

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah State University officials say a public safety officer’s gun accidentally discharged on the campus, sending a bullet crashing through two windows before it came to a stop in a classroom wall. University spokeswoman…

Manning could serve sentence at famous Leavenworth

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — After being sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, Bradley Manning could be headed for hard time at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas, home to the American…

US ‘deeply concerned’ by Syria ‘toxic gas’ claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that chemical weapons were used by Syria’s government against civilians. White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. strongly condemns any use of chemical weapons and…

US issues advisory for Cuba over cholera cases

HAVANA (AP) — The United States has issued an advisory for travelers to Cuba after several foreigners were sickened by cholera in recent weeks. The message dated Tuesday urges visitors and U.S. citizens living on the island to…

Review: ‘You’re Next’ improves as cast dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “You’re Next” is a nasty little slasher film that starts poorly but gets better once most of the cast has been butchered. Indie film figures Joe Swanberg and Ti West play two attendees at…

Rapper DMX again arrested in South Carolina

GREER, S.C. (AP) — The rapper DMX has been arrested again in South Carolina. Police say the 42-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was a passenger in a truck that was stopped late Tuesday for an illegal…

Civil rights includes gays 50 years after march

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” declaration galvanized a quarter-million people at the 1963 March on Washington, Bayard Rustin was planning all the essential details to keep the crowd orderly and…

NH court rejects new trial in church rape case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s highest court on Wednesday rejected a new trial for a man convicted of raping and impregnating a 15-year-old member of his church, a case that gained national attention because the church’s pastor…

Stocks decline ahead of Fed meeting minutes

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market fell Wednesday as investors waited to hear from the Federal Reserve about what was next for its massive bond-buying program. More disappointing news from retailers also weighed on the market. In…

Stocks slip in midday trading ahead of Fed minutes

NEW YORK (AP) — More weakness from retailers is sending the stock market lower in midday trading on Wall Street. Investors were also on edge ahead of the release later Wednesday of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest…

One Direction’s Malik engaged to Perrie Edwards

LONDON (AP) — One Direction has one less eligible bachelor. Band member Zayn Malik is engaged to Perrie Edwards of the group Little Mix. They’re both 20. Edwards was spotted wearing a diamond ring Tuesday at One Direction…

Sept. date set for man in Vegas CHP officer crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man is due for an initial appearance in a Las Vegas court on felony charges alleging he stole and crashed a pickup, killing an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer and his brother-in-law. It’s…

Angry Chinese bus driver hits and injures 27

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media say a bus driver angry over being punished by his company has driven a bus into a pack of bicyclists and motorcyclists, injuring 27 people. The state-run China News Service says the…

A look at Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court-martial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking a trove of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Here’s a look at the key elements of…

Brother testifies for defense in Afghan massacre

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who killed 16 Afghan civilians in an attack on two villages faced emotional victims and their relatives as prosecutors pressed their case to keep him behind bars for life.…

Judge adjourns Fort Hood trial until Thursday

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military judge has adjourned the Fort Hood trial for the day after the soldier accused in the shooting called no witnesses and rested his case. Col. Tara Osborn said Wednesday the trial…

Israeli links Turkish leader to Nazi propagandist

JERUSALEM (AP) — A powerful partner of Israel’s prime minister says the Turkish prime minister’s incitement against Israel makes him a successor to Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels. Turkey’s prime minister has accused Israel of being behind the ouster…

Drake to perform at VMAs; Swift, Gomez to attend

NEW YORK (AP) — Drake is the latest A-list musician set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. The rapper joins a hefty list of performers, including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Kanye…

Smoke fills Paris sky after fire in tourist area

PARIS (AP) — A fire at a construction site on the grounds of an 18th-century Paris hotel sent clouds of black smoke into the sky, visible more than a mile (two kilometers) from the heart of the city’s…