Updated Oct 12, 2015 at 3:57 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) " Russian jets intensified their airstrikes Monday in central Syria as government forces battled insurgents in a strategic area near a rebel-held province and a government stronghold.

Updated at 3:54 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " Amid the ornate walls of Damascus' famed Omayyad Mosque, preacher Maamoun Rahmeh stood before worshippers last week, declaring Russian President Vladimir Putin a "giant and beloved leader" who has "destroyed the myth of the...

Updated at 3:48 PM

Now you see it, now you don't. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Monday.

Updated at 3:48 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) " California officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about public safety.

Updated at 3:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Dell is buying data storage company EMC for $67 billion in a huge bet on a segment of technology that has proven to be more profitable than the slumping personal computer market.

Updated at 3:39 PM

DENVER (AP) " A tangy fermented tea called kombucha has moved from the natural foods aisle to the mainstream. But it's also moved into the hot seat amid renewed concerns that it can contain low levels of alcohol.

Updated at 3:31 PM

Victor Garber married his boyfriend of 16 years, artist and model Rainer Andreseen, on...

Updated at 3:10 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Sheriff's Deputy Charles Hurt was on truant patrol when he came across a teenager in a Baton Rouge park on a cool fall morning. The teenager pulled a gun from his jacket, panicked, he said, and shot Hurt dead.

Updated at 2:56 PM

Has Beckett met her match on Castle? Life UneXpected and Ringer alum

Updated at 2:55 PM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) " A 16-year-old Oklahoma boy will stand trial as an adult in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings, a judge ruled Monday, rejecting a request by defense attorneys to certify him as a juvenile delinquent or youthful...

Updated at 2:41 PM

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) " Craters lie where concrete bunkers once stood, testament to the powerful explosions that occurred when a Mozambican ammunition depot accidentally blew up in 2007, killing more than 100 people.

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