UN seeks to resettle thousands of Syrian refugees

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says it’s in talks for the U.S., Germany and several other European countries to take in thousands of Syrian refugees. Agency spokesman Adrian Edwards says U.N. and government officials are discussing…

Hitler’s alpine retreat getting makeover

BERLIN (AP) — Adolf Hitler’s mountain retreat in Bavaria is getting a makeover, with a 17-million euro ($22.5 million) renovation project that will enlarge the historical information center now there. The Bavarian government said Tuesday that building should…

In Uganda, Congo’s M23 rebels eager to negotiate

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Representatives of Congo’s M23 movement say they want to resume peace talks with the government. Rene Abandi, who heads the M23 delegation, said Tuesday that they are “committed” to the Uganda-mediated talks despite plans…

Taliban bomber in Kabul kills 17 at Supreme Court

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Kabul police say there has been a large explosion on a main road near the U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital. Deputy police chief Dawood Amin says the explosion took place on Tuesday…

Cincinnati Bengals’ Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones arrested

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones is scheduled to be arraigned on an assault charge after police said he tried to hurt a woman. Jones was arrested Monday and released on his own recognizance ahead…

Futures follow global markets sharply lower

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are following overseas markets sharply lower on uncertainty about the role of Asian and European governments in global economic recovery efforts. Dow Jones industrial futures are down 112 points to 15,116. S&P…

Police: Pa. man tried to sell 5 stolen pythons

HAMBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested after trying to sell five pythons stolen from a home in central Pennsylvania. Police say Bellefonte residen……

Judge to rule on Fort Hood suspect’s defense

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A judge is expected to decide whether an Army psychiatrist can tell jurors he shot U.S. troops at Fort Hood to protect Taliban leaders in Afghanistan. Maj. Nidal Hasan has said he wants…

Conn. woman accused of crushing her ex with car

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman is accused of killing her former boyfriend by pinning him against a garage wall with a car and crushing him. The Connecticut Post reports (http://bit.ly/13TNt1q ) that 21-year-old Cherelle Baldwin of…

Musicians lobby G-8 leaders with protest songs

LONDON (AP) — Sting, Green Day, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons are among musicians raising their voices against poverty by re-recording classic protest songs. The agit8 project, which hopes to influence leaders at next week’s G-8 summit…

Bombs, ambush kill 9 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say roadside bombings have targeted army and police convoys in northern Iraq, killing six troops. Police officials say a bomb struck a military convoy on Tuesday morning in the volatile city of Mosul, killing…

Bombs, ambush kill 9 people in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say roadside bombings have targeted army and police convoys in northern Iraq, killing six troops. Police officials say a bomb struck a military convoy on Tuesday morning in the volatile city of Mosul, killing…

Police: Pa. man left infant in car at T-ball game

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Philadelphia-area man faces charges after leaving his 6-month-old daughter in a hot car while he watched his older child play……

SKorea: Talks with North scrapped over negotiators

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says its planned talks with North Korea have been scrapped a day before they were supposed to begin because of a stalemate over who will lead each delegation. A spokesman for…

SKorea: Talks with North scrapped over negotiators

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says its planned talks with North Korea have been scrapped a day before they were supposed to begin because of a stalemate over who will lead each delegation. A spokesman for…

Pakistan’s Musharraf gets bail in key case

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A defense lawyer says a court has granted bail to Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in a case involving his allegedly unconstitutional 2007 decision to fire senior judges. But Malik Qamar Afzal says that…

US leaker Snowden faces hard choices while hiding

HONG KONG (AP) — Edward Snowden, the former CIA employee who leaked top-secret documents about U.S. surveillance programs, has few options to stay one step ahead of the authorities while in apparent hiding. One possibility is to seek…