SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A teenager killed his math teacher and did "unspeakable things" to her body, but he was driven by severe mental illness, his defense attorney told jurors at his murder trial Monday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge who had ordered a baby girl taken away from her lesbian foster mothers and placed in a heterosexual home removed himself from the case Monday as criticism turned into calls for his impeachment.
By Susan Heavey and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidates vowed on Monday to take a tougher approach toward Islamic State militants, with Jeb Bush saying a larger Middle East troop presence is needed and Donald Trump saying he would consider closing some mosques in the United States. The impact of Friday's attacks in Paris on the U.S. campaign for the November 2016 presidential election has been swift and powerful, with national security thrust back to the top of voter concerns. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,483 U.S. adults conducted after the attacks, 63 percent said a Paris-style assault could happen near them, and 60 percent said more should be done to counter Islamic State.
Six people were killed over the weekend at an east Texas campsite and a suspect has been taken into custody for suspected murder, the Anderson County Sheriff's office said on Monday. A man and a woman were found dead in a travel trailer at the crime scene near Palestine, about 170 miles northeast of Austin. William Hudson, 33, was arrested without incident on Sunday and charged with one count of murder.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Air Force has put problems with misbehavior among nuclear launch officers behind it but won't lower its vigilance and will keep implementing cultural change within the ranks, the new commander of the nation's land-based nuclear missiles said Monday.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Providing security for the leaders of Asia-Pacific nations including the United States and China is a huge undertaking for any country. For the Philippines, which is hosting this year's APEC summit, the challenges are even bigger and are under renewed scrutiny following the Paris attacks.