Police: 39 killed in Nigerian ethnic clash

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — A health official says at least 24 people have been killed in ethnic violence in a rural town in Nigeria. The attack happened Friday in Wukari, a town in Nigeria’s Taraba state. A state…

Rights group: Iraqi panel needs help probing raid

BAGHDAD (AP) — Human Rights Watch on Saturday urged Iraqi authorities to give more financial and political backing to a government panel probing a deadly raid by security forces at a protest camp last week to find out…

7 American service members killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says the director of the CIA assured him that regular funding his government receives from the agency will not be cut off. He says Afghanistan has been receiving such funding…

Saudi security court has issued 2,145 sentences

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi Justice Ministry says a special security court has issued 2,145 jail sentences for “supporting terrorism” since it was formed four and a half years ago. The Specialized Criminal Court often tries…

Solar plane lands in Ariz., 1st leg of major trip

PHOENIX (AP) — Flying for several hours after sundown, a solar-powered airplane landed in Phoenix early Saturday morning on the first leg of a cross-country trip. The Solar Impulse — considered the world’s most-advanced sun-powered plane — set…

China city quashes protest against petro plant

BEIJING (AP) — After word spread about an environmental protest that was planned for Saturday in the central Chinese city of Chengdu, drugstores and printing shops were ordered to report anyone making certain purchases. Microbloggers say government fliers…

Polar bear cubs now on display in Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Twin polar bear cubs have made their debut at The Toledo Zoo and are now in display for the first time. The cubs were born in November, and zoo officials……

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, May 04, 2013. Precipitation continues for the Mississippi River Valley and Eastern Valleys on Saturday as a strong low pressure system continues pulling moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico. This will allow…

Syria news agency: Israel strikes near Damascus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli officials have confirmed the country’s air force carried out a strike against Syria and say it targeted a shipment of advanced missiles. The officials say the shipment was not of chemical arms, but of…

Bodies of 2 US crew found at Kyrgyzstan crash site

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Kyrgyzstan’s emergencies minister says the bodies of two American crew members have been found after a U.S. military refueling plane crashed in rugged mountains, while the search for the third crew member continues. Kubatbek…

Sunnis flee Syrian city after reports of killings

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say thousands of Sunni Muslims are fleeing a city on Syria’s Mediterranean coast following the alleged mass killing of Sunni villagers by regime troops and pro-government militiamen. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights…

Calif. wildfire grows, but weather may aid fight

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire tearing through a coastal region in Southern California nearly tripled in size as high temperatures fueled the flames, but an expected weekend change in the weather will likely give crews manning the…

Cooler weather aids fight against Calif. wildfire

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire tearing through a coastal region in Southern California nearly tripled in size as high temperatures fueled the flames, but an expected weekend change in the weather will likely give crews manning the…

Calif. wildfire grows, but weather may aid fight

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire tearing through a coastal region in Southern California nearly tripled in size as high temperatures fueled the flames, but an expected weekend change in the weather will likely give crews manning the…

Jurors start deliberating in Arias murder trial

PHOENIX (AP) — The murder case against Jodi Arias in the death of her onetime boyfriend has gone to the jury, which is weighing weeks of evidence and the defendant’s ever-changing version of events. After closing arguments, the…

Jurors start deliberating in Arias murder trial

PHOENIX (AP) — The murder case against Jodi Arias in the death of her onetime boyfriend has gone to the jury, which is weighing weeks of evidence and the defendant’s ever-changing version of events. After closing arguments, the…

Jurors start deliberating in Arias murder trial

PHOENIX (AP) — The murder case against Jodi Arias in the death of her onetime boyfriend has gone to the jury, which is weighing weeks of evidence and the defendant’s ever-changing version of events. After closing arguments, the…

Trainer Pletcher seeking Oaks-Derby double

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A win in the Kentucky Oaks win on Friday has Todd Pletcher halfway toward a milestone last achieved 51 years ago. The trainer can accomplish the rare feat by winning the Kentucky Derby on…