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……

UK group seeks formal spying investigation

LONDON (AP) — A leading UK civil liberties group is requesting a formal investigation into whether British intelligence services unlawfully accessed their electronic communications. Liberty lodged a claim Tuesday with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal seeking a ruling on…

False bomb threats force evacuations across Poland

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds of people were evacuated from hospitals, courts, police stations and prosecutors’ offices across Poland because of more than 20 apparently false bomb threats sent by e-mail. Police said no explosives were found and…

Autopsy set for W. Pa. toddler found in pool

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy has been scheduled for a 2-year-old boy who died after he was found unresponsive by relatives in an above-ground swimming pool in west……

US futures up; businesses ramp up orders for goods

NEW YORK (AP) — Volatile trading on Wall Street is continuing as stock futures recover from a big sell-off at the start of the week. Dow Jones industrial futures are up 61 points to 14,649. The broader S&P…

China businessman assures Nicaragua canal success

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese businessman behind plans to build a waterway across Nicaragua to rival the Panama Canal said Tuesday that his ambitious project is no joke and is backed by experienced consultants, despite skepticism that the…

Oil rises to near $96 as stock markets stabilize

The price of oil climbed toward $96 a barrel Tuesday, extending gains as supply concerns outweighed uncertainty about economic growth in the United States and China. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for August delivery was up…

Greece vows faster reforms after political crisis

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras stressed the need for stability and unity Tuesday, outlining his new cabinet’s priorities following a broad reshuffle triggered by the latest political crisis. The new cabinet, in which the…

Missing red panda from National Zoo found in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Twitter photo and phone tip from a resident helped animal keepers track down a red panda in a Washington neighborhood after it went missing from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The male named Rusty was…

Ryan: Immigration law likely with border security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan says the Senate’s advancement of stronger border security provisions makes it more likely that immigration reform will pass the House and become law. The House “will do its own legislation,” Ryan said,…

McCain urges tougher US stance with Russia, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says the diplomatic row between Washington and Moscow over admitted CIA leaker Edward Snowden is “reminiscent of the Cold War” and says the Obama administration must be tougher in its dealings with…

Tukish PM: protests delayed plans for Gaza visit

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister says a wave of demonstrations at home have delayed preparations for his planned visit to Gaza. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday, however, that he intends to press ahead with the visit…

Syrian al-Qaida branch claims suicide attacks

GENEVA (AP) — Envoys from Russia and the United States have begun another round of talks at the United Nations looking for ways to move toward a political settlement for the Syrian civil war. The U.N. special representative…