TV: Al Qaeda Claims to Have Killed U.S. Aid Worker

Al-Jazeera TV said Al Qaeda's North Africa branch claimed responsibility for the killing of an American aid worker who was shot dead this week in Mauritania's capital.

Off-Duty Cop Shoots 2 in Parking Lot After Angels Game

Off-duty police officer shoots wounded two men who had assaulted him in crowded Angel Stadium parking lot after Wednesday night's Colorado Rockies-Los Angeles Angels game.

BBC Says it Will Publish Top Execs' Salaries

The BBC says it will publish the salaries of its top executives, amid a clamor in Britain for more openness about how taxpayers' money is spent.

Air France: Flight 447 Pilot's Body Retrieved

Air France says the bodies of the chief pilot of Flight 447 and a flight attendant have been retrieved from the Atlantic.

Ahmadinejad Tells Obama Not to Interfere in Iran

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on President Obama on Thursday not to interfere in Iranian affairs after the U.S. president said he was "appalled and outraged" by post-election violence, a news agency reported.

Woman Stabs Sleepwalking Boyfriend's Face, Shoulder

A sleepwalking episode led to a stabbing. The Kansas City Star reported on its Web site Wednesday that the 24-year-old victim suffered a stab wound to his face and shoulder.

North Korea Vows Nuke Attack if Provoked

North Korea vowed Thursday to enlarge its atomic arsenal and warned of a "fire shower of nuclear retaliation" in the event of a U.S. attack, as the regime marked the 1950 outbreak of the Korean War.

Church's 'Gay Exorcism' Video Sparks Outrage

The video shows the 16-year-old boy lying on the floor, his body convulsing, as elders of a small Connecticut church cast a "homosexual demon" from his body.

Woman Pleads No Contest to Chips-for-Sex Charges

A woman has been fined $1,142 after pleading no contest to prostitution charges after she was accused of accepting a box of chips for sex.