Senators to ask US general about troop levels in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is to face questions on Capitol Hill about how many troops should stay in the war-torn nation where the Taliban recently overran a northern city and a U.S. airstrike hit a medical clinic.
Oregon shooter rants in writings about having no girlfriend
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college before taking his own life ranted in writings he left behind about not having a girlfriend and thinking everyone else was crazy, a law enforcement official said Monday.
United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached a contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects the intellectual property of multinational corporations. Now each country must sell the deal to skeptical lawmakers.