Malaysian elections expose worrying social schisms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It was hardly the look of the victorious. Wearing a bright blue shirt and a grim expression, Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared before the media early Monday to somberly acknowledge that his coalition…

Ohio woman dies after dog attack

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman has died from injuries suffered last week when the family dog attacked her. County sheriff’s reports and a h……

Pa. teen found dead after being abducted from home

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia say a 19-year-old man was abducted from his home by a group of armed men and his body was later found along a roadway……

Former CA mortician faces long prison term

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Los Angeles want a former mortician who’s been on probation for life to be given a minimum 25 year prison sentence for violating his probation. David Wayne Sconce was sentenced in 1989…

Woman killed, man hurt in Philly home invasion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a woman is dead and her husband is hurt after a home invasion in northeast Philadelphia. Investigators say it happened at t……

Ohio gas prices up to start work week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists are paying more for gas this week. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of about $3.68 in Monday’s survey fr……

Pa. colonel held for trial on child porn charges

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A colonel at the U.S. Army War College in central Pennsylvania has been held for trial on charges that he had child pornography on his computer……

Full containment of wildfire expected today

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials expect a huge wildfire in Southern California to be fully contained sometime today. The blaze that burned through coastal mountains and threatened thousands of homes was 75 percent contained last night. And…

Family of Utah soccer referee who died holds vigil

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The oldest daughter of the Utah soccer referee who died Saturday a week after a teenage player punched him in the head hopes to forgive the young man who did it — but…

Bangladesh building collapse toll hits 675

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi police are investigating possible murder charges against the owner of a shoddily built factory that collapsed nearly two weeks ago after the wife of a garment worker crushed in the accident filed a…

Air Force in OH honors 1st enlisted Army airman

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Air Force officials say the first enlisted soldier assigned to the Aeronautical Division of the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps will be honored in s……

Items from Hemingway’s Cuba home go to JFK Library

WASHINGTON (AP) — A partnership between Cuba and a private U.S. foundation is working to preserve more of writer Ernest Hemingway’s papers and belongings that he left at his home near Havana when he died. U.S. Rep. James…

Teen immigrant angst _ a factor in bombings?

CHICAGO (AP) — There are likely many factors that led Tamerlan Tsarnaev to allegedly mastermind the recent Boston bombings. Some experts who track immigrant youth say feeling ostracized might have been one of them — and that he…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, May 06, 2013. Wet weather will continue for the Southeast on Monday, while chances of showers and thunderstorms spread across the West Coast States. In the East, a slow moving upper low will…

Jurors deliberate Arias fate amid spectacle

PHOENIX (AP) — It has become a real-life soap opera watched by people around the world and dozens of fanatics who camp out on a Phoenix sidewalk in the middle of the night to get into the show.…

Bride, 4 others die in limo fire on Calif. bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When one of the nine women in his limousine complained about smoke, Orville Brown pulled to the side of a San Francisco Bay bridge to check. As he got out, the back of the…

PROMISES, PROMISES: When Obama’s promises conflict

WASHINGTON (AP) — Absent a magic potion or explosive economic growth, it was all but inevitable President Barack Obama would have to break some of his campaign promises to keep others. If there’s one thing that distinguished them…

Iran: Quake rattles region near nuke reactor

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says a moderate earthquake rattled a region near the country’s main nuclear reactor, but there were no reports of damage or deaths in the surrounding area. The official Islamic Republic News Agency says…

GOP seeks alternative to overtime pay

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems like a simple proposition: give employees who work more than 40 hours a week the option of taking paid time off instead of overtime pay. The choice already exists in the public sector.…

Seasonal jobs ease Spain unemployment in April

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Labor Ministry says the number of people registered as unemployed fell by 46,050 in April with more people finding jobs in the run-up to the summer tourist season. The ministry said Monday the total…