NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The al-Qaida-linked group that attacked an upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, says it's still holding hostages, and they're alive. The group says in a message on Twitter that there are also a "countless" number of dead bodies still scattered inside the mall, and that the militants are "holding their ground." The Islamic extremist group attacked the mall Saturday, killing at least 62 people.
NEW YORK (AP) — No meeting has yet been planned between President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani (hah-SAHN' roh-HAH'-nee), but officials say it still could happen on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Rouhani is a moderate cleric who recently has been making friendly gestures toward the United States. Obama addresses the General Assembly today.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Police in Durham, N.C., say they've shot and killed a gunman near the campus of North Carolina Central University. Durham police say they got a report of an armed man and tracked him down early this morning in a wooded area. University police say the man was shot and killed after he challenged officers. His name hasn't been released, but police say he was not a student. The university was on lockdown for about three hours.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police in the Las Vegas area are searching for a teenager wanted in the stabbing deaths of his mother and 9-year-old brother. Sixteen-year-old Adrian Navarro-Canales has been named as an adult in a warrant accusing him of killing the two. Their bodies were found Friday in their apartment in Henderson, Nev.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A commission that vets cases of euthanasia in the Netherlands says cases of doctor-administered suicide have risen for the sixth consecutive year. Doctor-administered euthanasia has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002. For several years, the reported number of cases declined, but since 2006 they've risen steadily. In 2006, there were 1,923 cases. In 2012, 4,188 cases were recorded.