2 ambushed LA detectives have minor wounds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say that two detectives ambushed by a gunman have only minor wounds. Police say the two worked in an undercover burglary task force. They were returning to the Wilshire Division station…

Coding camps for kids rise in popularity

ATLANTA (AP) — The video game Jacob Asofsky is creating is simple: “Someone who is trying to take over the world and you try to stop them.” The 12-year-old from Florida is spending two weeks at a summer…

Stocks bounce higher in early trade on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging reports on home prices and orders for manufactured goods are sending stock prices higher in early trading on Wall Street. Homebuilder stocks rose sharply after home prices rose sharply in April and Lennar…

Army leaker’s trial resumes at Fort Meade, Md.

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The court-martial of an Army private who leaked reams of government secrets is entering its fourth week at Fort Meade, near Baltimore. The military judge, Army Col. Denise Lind, is calling Tuesday’s session…
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Bond set in stabbing

A Southington man is being held in the Trumbull County Jail on $1 million bond after being charged with fatally stabbing his stepfather and stabbing his mother.…

Kerry: US wants no confrontation with Russia

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is not looking for a confrontation with Russia, where admitted NSA leaker Edward Snowden is believed to be hiding. Speaking at a news conference…

Fashion Fix: Wear white with confidence

Sometimes the idea of wearing white clothes can be daunting. Just consider the myriad of questions: Can anyone wear white? How do I keep my whites white? The list goes on.

Pa. teen charged with double fatal texting DUI

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania teen was driving under the influence and texting when he allegedly caused a crash that killed two people last ye……

Czech president appoints adviser as new PM

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman has appointed his economic adviser as the country’s new prime minister to form a government of experts, replacing the cabinet of Petr Necas who resigned last week amid a spy and…

Australia and Japan set for court over whaling

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The battle over Japan’s controversial whaling program is moving from the high seas to the United Nations’ highest court. Australia opens its case Wednesday at the International Court of Justice, arguing that Japan’s…

Tim O’Brien wins $100,000 military writing prize

NEW YORK (AP) — A $100,000 prize for military writing has been awarded to an author of fiction. Tim O’Brien, known for such books as “The Things They Carried” and “In the Lake of the Woods,” has received…

US home prices rise in April by most in 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped 12.1 percent in April from a year ago, buoyed by strong demand and a limited supply of available homes. Strong gains in most cities measured point to a broad-based housing recovery.…

Police: 1 missing after Maine condo explosion

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police in Yarmouth, Maine, say a gas explosion has leveled two buildings at a condominium complex. Police Chief Michael Morrill says one person remains unaccounted for following the explosion, which happened at about 6:20…

US durable goods orders up 3.6 percent in May

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses boosted orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in May and a measure of their investment plans rose for a third straight month. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that orders for durable goods increased 3.6…

W. Pa. news carrier saves elderly man _ twice

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania newspaper carrier is being credited with saving an elderly man who had fallen inside his home for the second time in four years……

Judge reconsiders trial, hearing dates for Holmes

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge overseeing the Colorado theater shooting case is reconsidering when suspect James Holmes will stand trial. It had been scheduled to begin in February, but the state mental hospital says it can’t complete…

Floodwaters force 100s to evacuate NE Iowa town

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — About 500 people have been ordered to evacuate their homes in a northeast Iowa town that’s threatened by a rain-swollen creek. The Butler County sheriff and other emergency officials are in New Hartford…

W. Pa. coal mine closed during falling rock probe

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania coal mine remained closed while federal and state agencies investigate why a rock fell from a support pillar, injuring two mi……

Central Ohio toddler drowns in above-ground pool

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Central Ohio authorities say a 2-year-old boy died after falling into an above-ground pool — despite the best efforts of a passer-by who tried to r……