Cyclorama marks 150th anniversary of Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — People visiting Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s pivotal battle will get to see a famous attraction the way it looked in the late 1800s. The Gettysburg Cyclorama underwent a $15…

US stocks rise for a second day; yields slip

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes moved higher in early trading Wednesday, despite news that the U.S. economy has been growing more slowly than first estimated. In early trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 116…

Ex-teen mom heads filibuster versus abortion limit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — To lead their nearly 13-hour filibuster attempt aimed at blocking a contentious abortion bill, Texas Democrats turned to a 50-year-old lawmaker who pulled herself up from a tough background as a teenage mother to…

NY court: Starbucks baristas must share tips

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court says Starbucks’ baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors, but assistant managers are left out in the cold. The Court of Appeals on Wednesday found that shift supervisors who…

Taliban clash with Afghan police at security post

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan national police say they clashed with Taliban fighters in the northern province of Baghlan in a gunbattle that left at least two police officers and two militants dead. Baghlan deputy police chief Col.…

Ahead of Kerry visit, Israel approves settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian official says Palestinians have shelved an application to the U.N.’s cultural agency to have a West Bank village recognized as a world heritage site. The official says the request to have UNESCO recognize…

Former Bieber monkey out of quarantine in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Mally the monkey, Justin Bieber’s former pet, has emerged from quarantine at his new German home three months after the pop star brought him to the country. The 6-month-old capuchin monkey moved Wednesday into a…

Libya: Militiamen kill 2 soldiers in Tripoli clash

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libyan security officials say armed militiamen have killed two soldiers, including a senior officer, in clashes in the capital, Tripoli. Two other soldiers were wounded. The officials say the clashes erupted early Wednesday in…

Zimbabwe court postpones hearing on election date

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s highest court says it has postponed an appeal on the date for crucial elections it had set for the end of July. Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku on Wednesday told attorneys representing rival political…

Watchdog: IRS fought oversight in tea party cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service long has resisted efforts by an internal watchdog to help groups seeking tax-exempt status, creating a culture that enabled agents to improperly target such organizations for additional scrutiny, the National Taxpayer…

Brazil protesters, police clash near match

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s congress has shelved legislation that had been a target of nationwide protests, hours before another expected round of large-scale demonstrations on Wednesday. The lower house of congress voted 403-9 late Tuesday to drop…

Stock market opens higher, extending gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in early trading, extending gains from the day before. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 134 points, or 0.9 percent, 10 minutes after the market opened Wednesday. The Dow…

Liz Taylor’s first wedding dress sells for $188K

LONDON (AP) — The gown that an 18-year-old Elizabeth Taylor wore for her first wedding to hotel heir Conrad “Nicky” Hilton Jr. has fetched 121,875 pounds ($187,931) at a London auction. Christie’s director Nicolette Tomkinson said Wednesday’s sale…

Kuwait sets July 27 parliamentary elections

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait says parliamentary elections will take place July 27, two days later than originally scheduled. The vote was called after a court decision dissolved the chamber over flaws in the balloting law. The voting…

CNN bringing ‘Crossfire’ back on the air

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN is bringing its political show “Crossfire” back on the air this fall with Newt Gingrich as one of the combatants. The original political talk show on cable news aired on CNN from 1982…
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Viewing held for ‘Sopranos’ star Gandolfini in NJ

PARK RIDGE, N.J. (AP) — A private viewing for James Gandolfini is scheduled for Wednesday in a small northern New Jersey town. The invitation-only wake for family and friends will be held at the Robert Spearing Funeral Home…

Pats player Hernandez taken from home in handcuffs

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs Wednesday morning, more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a…