Moser drops out of worlds with hamstring injury

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. middle distance runner Treniere Moser is dropping out of the world championships with a strained hamstring. Moser, who won the 1,500 meters at the nationals in June, picked up the injury at a Diamond…

Anti-India protests erupt in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian forces imposed an indefinite curfew Friday in a town in the Indian portion of Kashmir after firing tear gas and warning shots to disperse groups of Muslims and Hindus who clashed during Eid…

Cambodia postpones release of election results

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s state election body has postponed announcing final results from last month’s general election, a move that could at least temporarily ease the threat of violence triggered by opposition protests. The National Election…

Russian lawmaker is Putin’s conservative champion

MOSCOW (AP) — She has the sober demeanor and tightly wound bun of a boarding school headmistress. And she’s Vladimir Putin’s new morality crusader, spearheading efforts to curb gay rights, punish online cursing and impose a tax on…

Spain to review train speeds after deadly crash

MADRID (AP) — A senior official says Spain will review speed limits and security systems throughout its rail network to avoid a repeat of a train crash that killed 79 people last month. Public Works Minister Ana Pastor…

French industrial production shrinks again in June

PARIS (AP) — French industrial production continued to decline in June, widening the economic gap with Europe’s largest economy, Germany, and raising concerns about its ability to emerge from recession. France’s national statistical agency, INSEE, said in a…

China promotes breast-feeding amid tainted milk

BEIJING (AP) — With her 1-day-old son propped against her in a hospital bed nursing, Qi Wenjuan says she has no desire to feed her child with infant formula. “I don’t trust baby formula,” the first-time mother said,…

Philippines says 23 rebels killed in a month

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military says it killed three communist rebels in a clash in a province north of the capital, bringing the number of guerrillas who have died in combat in the past month to…

French farmers in egg-smashing rampage in Brittany

PARIS (AP) — French farmers are threatening to amplify a protest over low egg prices by smashing thousands of eggs on the streets and squares of France’s main poultry producing region of Brittany. The head of Brittany’s egg…

Edinburgh Zoo says panda Tian Tian may be pregnant

LONDON (AP) — Edinburgh Zoo says there are signs that one of its giant pandas may be pregnant. The zoo says nesting behavior and changes in hormone levels suggest Tian Tian could be expecting a cub — or…

Saudi police arrest 2 suspected al-Qaida militants

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested two foreign residents suspected of having contacts with al-Qaida’s offshoot in Yemen over imminent suicide attacks in the region. The official Saudi Press Agency quoted…

Israel risks loss of EU funding over settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s deputy foreign minister says Israel would rather forego a research partnership with the EU worth hundreds of millions of dollars than accept an anti-settlement clause as part of such a deal. New EU guidelines…

Gunmen abduct 2 Turkish Airlines pilots in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese officials say gunmen have kidnapped two crew members — a pilot and a co-pilot — for Turkish Airlines in Beirut. Security officials say the two men, both Turkish nationals, were seized as they were…

Iran’s top leader: US not good Mideast mediator

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader has lashed out at the Unites States, saying America is not a good mediator in Mideast peace talks because it allegedly sides with Israel. The comments come ahead of the second…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0700 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

Simple Mexico home of surrealist opens to public

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Down a narrow, dead-end street in a middle-class neighborhood of Mexico City, a three-story brick house with white window frames gives up no hint of the bizarre, even shocking images that were dreamed up…

4 dead in Ethiopian military crash in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A cargo plane full of weapons crash landed at Mogadishu’s seaside airport on Friday, sending big plumes of dark smoke into the air, officials said. The plane crashed as it was landing near the…

Gunmen kill 6 in attack on politician in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen shot to death six people and wounded 15 in an attack on a former provincial minister outside a mosque in southwest Pakistan on Friday, police said. The attack in Quetta, the capital of…

Film highlights Filipino workers’ woes in Israel

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A film about Filipino migrant workers in Israel who hide a 4-year-old boy to try to stop his deportation has hit close to home in the Philippines, where such emotional dramas are all too…

Oil rises above $104 per barrel after China data

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rebounded Friday following a sharp sell-off sparked by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will soon start withdrawing its unprecedented monetary stimulus. Benchmark crude for September delivery was up 79 cents to…