KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that his country was practically in a state of war with Russia, as Moscow further ratcheted up pressure on Kiev, claiming that Russian-leaning eastern regions have plunged into lawlessness.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A military judge declined Monday to dismiss sexual assault charges against an Army general after reviewing what he said was evidence that political considerations influenced the military's handling of the case.
Police have arrested a suspect over a grisly killing in California two years ago, in which a severed head was found near the Hollywood sign, a spokesman said Monday. Gabriel Campos Martinez was detained in Texas over the January 2012 slaying of 66-year-old Hervey Medellin, whose other body parts were subsequently found scattered not far from the world-famous tourist spot. He remains in custody pending extradition to Los Angeles. Hikers found the severed head after their dog started playing with a bag with an object in it near a trail leading up to the Hollywood sign, which attracts millions of tourists every year.