By JUERGEN BAETZ and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG Associated, Press,
September 16, 2014 5:40 p.m.
BRUSSELS — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that.
By Alan Crawford, Bloomberg News
September 16, 2014 5:06 p.m.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Three polls on voting intentions for this week's referendum on Scottish independence all showed the "no" campaign leading the "yes" side by 52 percent to 48 percent when excluding undecided voters.
By NICK PERRY, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 2:26 p.m.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.
By Svenja O'Donnell and Robert Hutton, Bloomberg News
September 16, 2014 2:04 p.m.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — After Elizabeth I died childless in 1603, her closest royal relative James VI of Scotland came down to take the throne and unite the two crowns, becoming James I of England. He only went back once.
By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 1:50 p.m.
DENVER — The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.
By AIJAZ HUSSAIN and KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 1:03 p.m.
SRINAGAR, India — Health workers were scrambling Tuesday to manage a mounting health crisis nearly two weeks after massive flooding engulfed much of Kashmir, and were treating cases of diarrhea, skin allergies and fungus while hoping the stagnant waters do not create conditions for more serious disease outbreaks.
By LAURA MILLS, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 11:36 a.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine's parliament ratified a landmark association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, firmly pivoting the country toward the West and drawing a line under the issue that last year sparked massive protests and led to the ex-president's ouster.
By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 11:19 a.m.
JERUSALEM — Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians.
By GEOFF MULVIHILL and SEAN CARLIN, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 11:02 a.m.
TRENTON, N.J. — The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases — but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask.
By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 2:45 p.m.
ATLANTA — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to world security, President Barack Obama on Tuesday broadly expanded the U.S. response by ordering thousands of troops to the region along with an aggressive effort to train health care workers and build treatment centers.
By DONNA CASSATA and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press
September 16, 2014 12:09 p.m.
WASHINGTON — American combat troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress began debating Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.