CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say a 3-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot along with 12 other people at a park on Chicago's southwest side. Two other victims are also in critical condition. Police originally identified 12 victims, and they say the 13th was a woman with a gunshot wound in the back near the shoulder. Police say no one is in custody.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds a majority of Americans question the government's performance protecting gun rights. The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds Americans think there's slippage in protecting many rights, but most dramatically on the matters of guns and voting rights.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants took advantage of heavy fog this morning to launch coordinated attacks on military barracks in southern Yemen. A military official says the militants caught the soldiers unprepared, killing at least 38 and wounding dozens more. Shabwa province, where the attacks took place, is a known as an al-Qaida stronghold.
LYONS, Colo. (AP) — Rotten food, mud and destruction everywhere. That's the dismal scene for Coloradans who ventured back into the flood-ravaged town of Lyons. Residents tried to salvage what they could yesterday, only to find that some mementos had simply disappeared during nature's rampage that followed days of heavy rain.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Farm-state lawmakers have a chasm to cross before they can have much hope of passing a farm bill by the end of the year. As with many other issues, deep divisions exist between the House and the Senate over the role of the government in helping the poor. Congress has long combined farm programs with food stamps to win urban votes. But this year, House conservatives have called for deep cuts. Yesterday the House passed a measure that would cut $4 billion from the food stamp program. The Senate version would cut just a tenth of that.