The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech by President Barack Obama in which he plans to pledge more transparency to Congress in his counterterrorism policy.
The al-Qaida-linked warlord Abou Zeid was killed in combat with French-led troops in Mali in February, France said Saturday, ending weeks of uncertainty about whether one of the group's leading commanders in the region was dead.
A community grieved along with the family of a boy who was killed as he slept on his grandmother’s couch in north Minneapolis. Hundreds attended the funeral Tuesday for Nizzel George, 5, and many in the crowd wore shirts emblazoned with Nizzel’s photo.
As the Minnesota boys’ high school hockey tournament moved into its final day Saturday, concussions were on the agenda between sessions. The Be Hockey Safe panel, a team of professionals focused on safety issues, met Saturday at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
A 17-year-old passenger has died from injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash in Fargo. Fargo police Sgt. Mike Erbes said four teens were in the vehicle that slid off the road and crashed into a tree just after 1 a.m. Saturday.
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