Nanny cam shows intruder beating NJ woman near kid

MILLBURN, N.J. (AP) — Police are searching for a man who appears on a hidden-camera video repeatedly beating a New Jersey woman in front of her young daughter during a home invasion. The attacks occurred Friday in a…

ND abortion clinic files federal legal challenge

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Abortion-rights advocates have filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging two new North Dakota laws that impose the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights is representing the Red River…

BP mounts ad campaign in spill settlement dispute

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP is placing a full-page advertisement in three of the nation’s largest newspapers on Wednesday as the company mounts an aggressive campaign to challenge what could be billions of dollars in settlement payouts to…

Anchorage looks at bidding 2026 Winter Olympics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The city of Anchorage has formed an exploratory committee to help determine whether it should bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. The 23-member committee, which includes four Alaska Olympians, held its organizational meeting on…

Temperature to soar across Arizona, West this week

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is in the grips of a dangerous heat wave that could send temperatures soaring to 118 degrees by the weekend in Phoenix, creating ripe conditions for wildfires and forcing the Border Patrol to ramp…

Analysis: Egypt protesters look to army backing

CAIRO (AP) — Just a year ago, Egypt’s liberals and pro-democracy youth movements were demanding the military, which took over from the ousted Hosni Mubarak, leave power. But after a tumultuous year under a freely elected Islamist president,…

Flowers, vegetables could affect Snowden’s fate

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — With Edward Snowden stuck in Moscow and the U.S. pushing hard for his return, many Ecuadorans are realizing that their small country has deep economic ties to the U.S. and it may be the…

Wife: Hastings wasn’t reporting on Jill Kelley

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Journalist Michael Hastings’ wife says her husband was not working on a story about Florida socialite Jill Kelley when he died in a single-car wreck in Los Angeles last week. Elise Jordan tweeted Tuesday…

Army reductions will affect 10 US bases

The Army’s plans to eliminate a dozen combat brigades by 2017 will affect 10 military bases in eight states. A brigade is between 3,500 and 5,000 troops. A look at the bases affected by the announcement Tuesday by…

McKesson CEO entitled to record $159M pension

McKesson’s Chairman and CEO John Hammergren has set a new record in corporate America: Largest pension around. The drug distribution company disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday that Hammergren was entitled to a $159 million lump-sum payment for…

Ex-supervisor found guilty in Ala. inmate death

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal jurors have convicted a former prison supervisor of fatally beating an inmate and conspiring to cover it up. The 12-member jury delivered the verdicts Tuesday afternoon in Montgomery against former correctional Lt. Michael…

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,109

As of Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at least 2,109 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP…

Critics sweet on Sam Mendes’ ‘Chocolate Factory’

LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes’ reinterpretation of “Charlie And The Chocolate Factory” has opened in London’s West End. Mendes’ musical, based on the much-loved children’s book by Roald Dahl, features new songs along with sets and…
Lincoln Highway Tour

Highway tour stops in Lisbon

Motorists from across the country stopped in Lisbon Tuesday for a tour celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Highway, the country's first paved transcontinental road. …

Egypt blames rumors for acute fuel shortage

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s embattled government on Tuesday blamed rumors and corruption for an acute fuel shortage that has had drivers waiting in long lines to fill their gas tanks — straining already taught nerves ahead of planned…

Mass. student’s $675,000 song-sharing fine upheld

BOSTON (AP) — A $675,000 verdict against a former Boston University student who illegally downloaded and shared songs on the Internet has been upheld. A jury ordered Providence, R.I., resident Joel Tenenbaum to pay $22,500 for each of…

NASA’s sun satellite launch delayed until Thursday

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — NASA has delayed the launch of a sun-observing satellite by a day so that technicians can restore power to launch range equipment. The Iris satellite was supposed to be carried aloft…

Old NYC safe linked to Susan B. Anthony is opened

NEW YORK (AP) — After several minutes of fiddling with the combination lock, the safe cracker pronounced it was ready. For the first time in years, an old-fashioned safe linked to suffragette Susan B. Anthony was pried open…