The pace of U.S. home foreclosures may not slow much after all. Bank of America said Monday that it plans to resume seizing more than 100,000 homes in 23 states next week. It said it has a legal right to foreclose despite accusations that documents used in the process were flawed.
NEW YORK (AP) — Four men snared last year in an FBI sting were convicted Monday of plotting to blow up New York City synagogues and shoot down military planes with the help of a paid informant who convinced them he was a terror operative. The sting never put New Yorkers at risk. But the defendants "thought this was real — real bombs, real missiles — every step of the way," Assistant U.S. Attorney David Raskin said during closing arguments.
HENNING, Tenn. (AP) — Two gunmen opened fire Monday at a post office in a rural West Tennessee town that was home to "Roots" author Alex Haley, killing two workers during what a survivor and authorities described as an attempted robbery. The shooting happened Monday morning at the post office in Henning, the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department said. Officers were searching for a maroon Chevrolet Malibu with two men inside, and no arrests have been made.
PARIS (AP) — Airlines flying into France were ordered to slash schedules — and to bring enough fuel for the trip out. Gas stations ran short or dry, while truckers jammed highway traffic Monday by driving at a snail's pace, a tactic known in French as "operation escargot." Strikes over the government's plans to raise the retirement age to 62 from 60 disrupted daily life and a wide swath of industry — from oil refining to travel to shipping — as protesters fought a proposal they say tampers with the near-sacred French social contract.
NEW YORK (AP) — The dispute between Fox and Cablevision that left 3 million cable subscribers without Fox programming over the weekend has stretched into its third day. Fox, owned by owned by News Corp., and Cablevision Systems Corp. say talks Monday morning did not bring a new agreement on how much Cablevision will pay to carry Fox.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The NATO coalition said Monday that Afghan and international forces have choked insurgent supply routes in some parts of Afghanistan, prompting militants to extort money from citizens to keep their operations sufficiently supplied. "We are seeing instances where insurgents are receiving faulty ammunition and weapons through their supply channels," said German Brigadier Gen. Josef Blotz, a spokesman for the NATO command in Kabul. "We have even seen instances where Taliban spokesmen attempt to blame this phenomenon on the coalition."
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A gunman who appeared to be trying to hit any Army personnel who moved during a deadly rampage at Fort Hood last year fatally shot a pregnant soldier who had recently returned from Iraq, a military court heard Monday. Spc. Jonathan Sims said he had been talking to a female soldier when the first volley of gunfire rang out. She had just told him she was expecting a baby and was preparing to go home.
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest Facebook privacy fiasco shows that the world's largest online social hub is having a hard time putting this thorny issue behind it even as it continues to attract users and become indispensible to many of them. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that several popular Facebook applications have been transmitting users' personal identifying information to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies. Facebook said it is working to fix the problem, and was quick to point out that the leaks were not intentional, but a consequence of basic Web mechanisms.
NEW YORK (AP) — Celine Dion has been admitted to a Florida hospital to prevent the early delivery of her twins. The superstar singer is at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The hospital said in a statement the admission was recommended to make sure she's near her doctors leading up to the babies' birth. Her rep said she is due to deliver the twins early next month.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cliff Lee's left arm has been the most dominant force in baseball during the past two postseasons. Now, all that October success has earned him another matchup with the New York Yankees. "They're basically an All-Star team. From top to bottom, they have threats everywhere," Lee said. "I'm not going to get intimidated."