JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says its warplanes have struck a terrorist target south of Beirut. Friday's air raid comes a day after militants fired four rockets from Lebanon into Israel. Three hit Israel and the fourth was intercepted. No one was injured by the rockets, and the Israeli military dismissed the attack as an "isolated incident."
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire outside Yosemite National Park more than tripled in size Thursday, and that's prompted evacuation warnings for a nearby community with 268 homes. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency due to the huge fire, which has grown to more than 99 square miles and was only 1 percent contained. The blaze is one of 50 major uncontained wildfires burning across the western U.S.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Military jurors haven't reached a verdict against the soldier on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Maj. Nidal Hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 30 others at the Texas military base. The Army psychiatrist passed on his final chance to address jurors before they started deliberating Thursday, even after prosecutors called for a verdict that would allow the death penalty.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. soldier who massacred 16 Afghan civilians during pre-dawn raids in Kandahar Province last year has apologized for the first time for his "act of cowardice." But at a sentencing hearing Thursday at a military base south of Seattle Staff, Sgt. Robert Bales did not recount specifics of the attacks and could not explain the atrocities. Bales pleaded guilty in June. A military jury is considering whether the soldier's life sentence should include the chance of parole.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck will be the next actor to play the role of Batman. Warner Bros. says the 41-year-old actor will star as the Dark Knight in a film bringing Batman and Superman together. Henry Cavill will reprise his role as Superman from "Man of Steel." Production on the as-yet-untitled film is expected to begin next year for release the summer of 2015.
Created: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 01:14:43 EST
Updated: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 01:14:43 EST