Up to 90 Shia pilgrims have been killed and more than 140 wounded in a double suicide bombing in the central Iraqi town of Hilla, police said. It was the deadliest in a number of attacks against pilgrims heading to the city of Karbala for a religious event.
Six soldiers were killed when a bomb exploded near their vehicles during a combat operation Monday in Salahuddin province, the military said in a statement. In another incident the same day, three more soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in Diyala province, another statement said.
Six Sunni men who received death threats for meeting with local Shiites were killed Saturday in execution-style slayings, police said. The attack near Youssifiyah, 12 miles south of the Iraqi capital, were apparently connected to rising sectarian violence
The Walt Disney Co. is suing the city of Anaheim over a controversial residential project that would add low-cost housing in the city's resort district. Disney has long opposed the proposal to build 1,500 condominiums and apartments, including 225 units for lower income residents, near its amusement parks.
A woman admitted Monday that she coached her two children to fake retardation starting when they were 4 and 8 years old so she could collect Social Security benefits on their behalf.
U.S. authorities in Phoenix on Friday began testing a controversial new X-ray machine to screen air passengers for weapons, a process that critics likened to a "virtual strip search."
Some are already calling it war, a brutal Muslim separatist insurgency in southern Thailand that has taken as many as 2,000 lives in three years with almost daily bombings, drive-by shootings, arson and beheadings.