Three suicide bombers driving chlorine-laden trucks struck in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Anbar province, killing two policemen and forcing about 350 Iraqi civilians and six U.S. troops exposed to the gas to seek treatment, the military said Saturday.
A mentally troubled woman accused of drowning her 6-year-old daughter, cutting off her head and throwing the remains off a bridge has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.
The blast, which occurred just after 3 p.m., tore through a popular square in the predominantly Shiite area of Karradah, sending a huge plume of black smoke rising above the flags atop the nearby French Embassy. Officials said eight people were killed and 25 were wounded.
Here are photographs of a display on the grounds of Reed College, in Portland, OR. Each white flag represents six dead Iraqis since the beginning of the war, and each red flag represents a dead US serviceman. Statistics come from the Lancet survey of Iraqi mortality since 2003, published October 2006.
Richard Jeni, a standup comedian who played to sold-out crowds, was a regular on the "Tonight Show" and appeared in movies, died of a gunshot wound in an apparent suicide, police said Sunday.
Suicide bombers killed 29 people in Baghdad on Sunday, after a meeting of officials of world powers,
Iraq and neighboring states agreed it was vital to all to stop sectarian violence spreading across the region.
An apartment building fire killed at least four people Saturday morning on the city's North Side, authorities said. One other man was injured when he jumped to safety from a third floor window, said Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
Brad Delp, the lead singer for the band Boston, was found dead Friday in his home in southern New Hampshire. Delp sang vocals on Boston's 1976 hits "More than a Feeling" and "Longtime." He also sang on Boston's most recent album, "Corporate America," released in 2002.
A tour helicopter crashed at an airport on the island of Kauai on Thursday, killing four people, including the pilot, and critically injuring three, officials said. The crash occurred at Princeville Airport mid-afternoon, shortly after a Heli-USA Airways helicopter pilot radioed that he was having hydraulic problems, according to a statement from Kauai Fi...
Eight children and an adult were killed and several other people were injured in a raging fire that erupted late last night and gutted a four-story Bronx home that four immigrant families shared, the Fire Department said. Witnesses told of large plumes of smoke and unconscious children being tossed out of windows to people waiting to try to catch them.