{FD} Small earthquake hits Alaska peninsula; no damage reported

The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magniture-3.3 earthquake hit a peninsula in the southern part of the state.

{FD} John Legend named 1st recipient of new social justice award

John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award.

{FD} At least 10 dead, 2 missing after tornadoes, flooding hit South and Midwest

At least 10 people had died and two children were missing late Sunday as a result of tornadoes and flooding in the South and Midwest, brought by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday.

{FD} US soldier killed in Iraq during a patrol outside Mosul

The Pentagon says an American soldier has died in Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated during a patrol outside Mosul.

{FD} Connecticut man faces sentencing for killing hawks

A second man is facing sentencing for killing federally protected hawks.

{FD} 7 suspected gunmen killed in clash with Mexican army

Authorities in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua say an army patrol was attacked by gunfire, setting off a shootout that killed seven armed men in their 20s.

{FD} Aussie’s arrest in Colombia aims light on foreign drug mules

The family of an Australian woman arrested in Colombia for trying to board a flight with almost 6 kilograms of cocaine is mounting a campaign to defend her against what they consider trumped-up charges.

{FD} French forces kill 20 jihadists on Mali-Burkina Faso border

French forces fighting extremism in Africa’s Sahel region say they have killed at least 20 jihadists in a forest on the border between Mali and Burkina Faso.

{FD} Bag with 2 embryos in jars found outside Greek cemetery

Greek police say a black bag left outside a village cemetery in northern Greece contained two jars, each with an embryo in formaldehyde.

{FD} At least nine killed by storms, flooding in South and Midwest

At least nine people have died as a result of weekend tornadoes and flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday.

{FD} Small quake rattles inland Southern California

A small earthquake has rattled an inland area about 55 miles (87 km) east of Los Angeles.

{FD} 9 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

At least nine people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday.

{FD} David Ortiz addresses grads of Rhode Island tech college

Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has accepted his first honorary degree as he delivered the commencement address to graduates of a Rhode Island technical college.

{FD} Venezuela’s Maduro hikes minimum wage amid rising protests

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is hiking salaries and handing out free homes as he tries to counter a strengthening protest movement calling for his removal.

{FD} Los Angeles shooting spree: Two arrested after shootings kill one, injure three

Police in Southern California have arrested a man and a woman in connection with a shooting at a hotel that may be connected to a series of attacks in the Los Angeles suburbs Saturday that killed one man and injured three other people.

{FD} Police union outraged after NWA’s ‘F— Tha Police’ sung to dining officers

A police union’s Facebook post claiming officers were treated disrespectfully at a North Carolina BBQ joint has gone viral, according to a report Sunday.

{FD} Pastor admits impregnating teen, gets 3-6 year prison term

A suburban Philadelphia pastor accused of sexually assaulting and impregnating a teenager has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to three to six years in prison after a judge rejected an earlier plea agreement as too lenient.

{FD} Turkey purges 4,000 civil servants, bans TV dating programs

Turkey passed two new decrees Saturday — one that expelled more than 4,000 civil servants and another that banned television dating programs.

{FD} Officers: Woman agreed to swap sex for $25, fast food

Florida authorities have charged a woman with prostitution after she agreed to perform a sex act on an undercover detective for $25 and chicken McNuggets.

{FD} Woman accused of lying about rape to go before court

A woman accused of lying about being raped by two Sacred Heart University football players in Connecticut is set to appear in court Monday.