NBC’s Gregory: Why shouldn’t Greenwald be charged?

WASHINGTON (AP) — NBC “Meet the Press” host David Gregory got a rise out of Glenn Greenwald by asking the Guardian reporter why he shouldn’t be charged with a crime for having “aided and abetted” former National Security…

Al-Qaida group says 8 European hostages safe

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Al-Qaida’s North African branch says eight hostages it is holding are safe and a video will soon be released of the Europeans. SITE Intelligence Group said Sunday that al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM,…

Ecuador says Snowden seeking asylum there

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s foreign minister says that the former National Security Agency contractor wanted for revealing classified secrets is seeking asylum in the South American country. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says on his Twitter account that…

Worker slightly injured in NYC airport demolition

NEW YORK (AP) — A construction worker has been slightly injured during demolition of a departures runway at the now-vacant Terminal 3 at Kennedy International Airport. A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey…

Summary of problems, and Girl Scouts’ response

NEW YORK (AP) — The Girl Scouts of the USA faces an array of problems at present. Here’s a summary of major issues, and what the organization had to say about them in a statement to The Associated…

Dissension and fiscal woes beset the Girl Scouts

Given the friction and financial woes facing the Girl Scouts these days, perhaps it’s time for a giant friendship circle. Under that long-standing tradition, a ring of Scouts clasp hands and give a little squeeze, accompanied by a…

Dissension and fiscal woes beset the Girl Scouts

NEW YORK (AP) — Given the friction and financial woes facing the Girl Scouts these days, perhaps it’s time for a giant friendship circle. Under that long-standing tradition, a ring of Scouts clasp hands and give a little…

Dissension and fiscal woes beset the Girl Scouts

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a year after its centennial celebrations, the Girl Scouts of the USA is grappling with an array of interconnected problems. It faces declining membership and revenues, a shortage of volunteers, rifts between leadership…

Hostess: Twinkies to return to shelves July 15

NEW YORK (AP) — Hostess is betting on a sweet comeback for Twinkies when they return to shelves next month. The company that went bankrupt after an acrimonious fight with its unionized workers last year is back up…

‘Monsters’ beats zombies, Superman at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turns out zombies and Superman are no match for monsters. Disney’s “Monsters University” is the weekend box-office winner, according to studio estimates released Sunday. The animated family film, which reunites the cast and characters…

Police identify suspect in Friday shootings in NC

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man they say shot four people near a Greenville Wal-Mart before police wounded him. Greenville police Chief Hassan Aden said Sunday that 23-year-old Lakim Anthony Faust will…
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CDC offers fairgoers safety tips

The Centers for Disease Control urge fairgoers to frequently use hand sanitizer and offer other helpful safety tips to keep the public healthy while attending fair season.…

Israel approves export of 40 percent of its gas

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government has approved limits on the export of natural gas reserves, keeping a larger amount for local consumption than originally expected. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would export 40 percent of Israel’s…

Ferragamo promises a young, carefree summer

MILAN (AP) — The Ferragamo summer promises to be young and carefree, with Bermuda shorts, leather sandals and a large backpack the only musts for the warm weather traveler. To set the mood for the colorful 2014 menswear…
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Lawrence Co. Jail threatened

A suspect from California was extradited after he allegedly made threats to a jail where he was recently incarcerated.…

Iran’s currency rises after presidential election

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Traders in Iran say the country’s currency has briefly reached its strongest level in nearly 10 months, reflecting hopes that Iran’s newly elected president might ease tensions with the West. Iran’s rial was exchanged…

No bail for Fla. sex offender charged in death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Sunday denied bail to a registered sex offender accused of abducting and killing an 8-year-old Florida girl. Donald James Smith of Jacksonville was charged Saturday with murder and kidnapping in the…

‘Mad Men’ ending season with Don Draper at new low

NEW YORK (AP) — Breaking up is hard to do. That is, unless you’re “Mad Men,” which this season has been free-and-easy in its fragmentation. By now Peggy Olson and her radical beau are splitsville. So are Pete…

Detroit bankruptcy endangers city’s cultural gems

DETROIT (AP) — When Johnathan Shearrod gazes at Van Gogh’s “Self Portrait,” Bruegel the Elder’s “Wedding Dance” or any of the other treasures at the Detroit Institute of Arts, he can’t help but fear for their future. If…

Thousands in pro-Erdogan demo in Vienna

VIENNA (AP) — Several thousand people have taken part in a demonstration in Vienna in support of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Police said about 8,000 people participated in Sunday’s pro-Erdogan demonstration in the Austrian capital— many…