BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — When 18-year-old Cheyenne Ketter-Franklin begins classes at the University at Buffalo next week, she will be spared at least one anxiety — the prospect of being saddled with a mountain of higher-education debt.
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Using every resource from psychologists to agriculture experts and security forces, the Nigerian state at the heart of an Islamic uprising hopes to reach a reservoir of angry and rootless young men easily recruited by Islamic extremists and transform them into productive members of society.
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania (AP) — The one-eyed terror leader Moktar Belmoktar, considered by many to be the most dangerous man in the Sahara, is now officially joining forces with a Mali-based jihadist group and vowing to support Islamists in Egypt, according to a statement posted Thursday.
Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting that seriously injured a teenage boy last weekend in southeast Wichita.
The shooting was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday in the 3800 block of East Ross Parkway in the Planeview neighborhood, Lt. Doug Nolte said. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the back of the neck and seriously injured.
While he told his mother about the shooting, police have said he was not cooperating with the investigation. However, officers were able to identify suspects over the course of their investigation.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Military prosecutors asked jurors on Thursday to unanimously convict the soldier accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, insisting that evidence left "no doubt" that he planned and carried out the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military base.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Former pro football player Marc Edwards took the witness stand Thursday at the sentencing of the U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan villagers last year, telling jurors he remembered him as a great leader from their high school days.