Hungary indicts Nazi-era suspect for war crimes

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors say they have indicted a 98-year-old former police officer for abusing Jews and assisting in their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II. Laszlo Csatary, who has denied the charges,…

Syrian warplanes strike rebel posts in Aleppo

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say warplanes have hit rebel positions near a contested military air base in the northern province of Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says that fighter jets struck near the Kweiras…

Zimmerman attorneys inch toward pool of 40

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — An expert for George Zimmerman discounts the methods of prosecution experts who claim screams captured on a 911 call belong to 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and not the former neighborhood watch volunteer. Voice-recognition researcher James…

Serial murder suspect gives own opening statement

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) — Joseph Naso, serving as his own attorney in his trial for the decades-old killings of four women, used his opening statement to give jurors a thorough personal history, replete with childhood photos, saying…

Va. site of Pocahontas rescue will be preserved

GLOUCESTER, Va. (AP) — A farm field overlooking the York River in Tidewater Virginia is believed to be where Pocahontas interceded with her powerful father Powhatan to rescue English Capt. John Smith from death. That’s a fanciful footnote…

Turkey’s defiant PM says police to get more power

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish news reports say police are carrying out raids and detaining people suspected of involvement in violence against police during a wave of anti-government protests. NTV television says the raids in Ankara and Istanbul…

Military women moving into jobs closer to combat

1948 — Law passed making women a permanent part of the U.S. military services. 1975 — The Air Force puts the first woman on operational crew status. 1976 — The first group of women enters the U.S. military…

Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines. Under details of the plans obtained by…

House committee takes up tough immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key committee in the Republican-led House is preparing to cast its first votes on immigration this year, on a tough enforcement-focused measure that Democrats and immigrant groups are protesting loudly. Meanwhile in the Senate,…

House takes up far-reaching anti-abortion bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The abortion wars return to Congress in a big way with House legislation to ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks. The legislation expected to pass the Republican-controlled House…

AP Interview: Peres, at 90, still going strong

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Shimon Peres turns 90, the indefatigable Israeli president is doing what he has always done: looking ahead, preparing for the next challenge and believing that he will see Middle East peace in his lifetime.…

Reputed Mafioso tip triggers new Hoffa body search

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The FBI saw enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain’s tip to once again break out the digging equipment in search of the elusive remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, last…

Witness: Man who disrupted flight ranted about CIA

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man loudly ranted about national security, the CIA and international spying aboard a flight from Hong Kong to Newark Monday, causing passengers to tackle him and bind his hands and feet for the…

Ohio leader: Work to continue on Medicaid plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The leader of the Ohio House says proposed changes to Medicaid are unlikely to pass by June 30. House Speaker William Batchelder said Tuesday he ex……

Ukraine kids at risk from low vaccination rates

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — When the time came to vaccinate her 4-year-old daughter, Yelena Hlushko hesitated, spooked by widespread fears in Ukraine about vaccines and by a boil her older child developed after an immunization shot. Eventually she…

Israeli general warns of unrest if no peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have launched an investigation to find perpetrators who vandalized cars and sprayed hate graffiti in an Arab town near Jerusalem. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says residents of Abu Ghosh found tires of 28…

G-8 seeks unity on Syrian peace talks, tax evasion

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Leaders of the G-8 wealthy nations are spending the final day of their summit focused on how to deter kidnappings of foreign workers in North Africa and how to corner globe-trotting companies into…

Ex-hitman describes more killings in Bulger trial

BOSTON (AP) — A former hitman will testify for a second day in the racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, as Bulger’s attorneys prepare to attack his credibility. John Martarano took the stand Monday to testify against Bulger,…

Texas governor woos disgruntled Conn. gun makers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry extolled the tax policies and regulatory climate of his state as he courted Connecticut gun manufacturers that have threatened to leave since the state passed new gun-control laws this year…