Woman waives hearing in Pa. baby kidnap case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has waived her right to a preliminary hearing on charges of having abducted a newborn from a Pittsburgh Hospital last su……

Judge weighs voice experts in Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is listening to a third day of testimony that will help her decide if voice-recognition experts should be allowed at George Zimmerman’s trial. Testimony was continuing Saturday, only two days before…

On guns and more, NH Sen. Ayotte backs GOP leaders

BOSCAWEN, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (AY’-aht) has taken a sustained political beating on New Hampshire television for voting with her Republican Party and against universal background checks on gun purchases. Republicans close to the first-term…

How did secret phone program help foil NYC plot?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government’s broad programs to collect U.S. phone records and Internet traffic helped disrupt a 2009 plot to bomb the New York City subways, a senior U.S. intelligence official said. But the assertion raises as…

Wizz Air jet makes safe emergency landing in Rome

ROME (AP) — Officials at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci airport says a Wizz Air jet has made a safe emergency landing there after reporting a landing gear problem. Wizz Air and airport officials say no injuries were reported,…

Man faces manslaughter over Paris activist’s death

PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor said Saturday he is seeking an investigation for murder against a 20-year-old far-right militant suspected of being involved in the killing of an anti-fascist activist in Paris this week. Prosecutor Francois Molins…

Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strike

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Just days after taking power, Pakistan’s new government has lodged a protest with the U.S. and summoned a top American envoy to vent its frustration following a U.S. drone strike that intelligence officials say killed…

China IDs suspect, says he set bus fire in anger

BEIJING (AP) — A Communist Party news site says the suspect in a deadly bus fire killed himself in the blaze on an elevated road in the prosperous port city of Xiamen. The fire on a commuter bus…

Car bombs kill 5 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities say two car bombs, one in a Baghdad Shiite neighborhood and the other targeting an Iraqi police convoy, have killed five people. Police officials said that the deadlier of the two attacks occurred Saturday…

Insider attack kills 3 Americans in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Italy’s government says an enemy attack has killed at Italian soldier in western Afghanistan. The Defense Ministry said three other soldiers were wounded in the attack Saturday morning in Farah province as they were…

Obama: Congress can finish immigration this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says there’s no reason Congress can’t pass an immigration overhaul by the end of summer. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama pushes a bipartisan bill the Senate is debating that…

Floods in central Europe continue to create havoc

BERLIN (AP) — More than 70,000 fire fighters and 11,000 soldiers are on duty fighting the most dramatic floods in Germany in more than a decade. Thousands of residents were still unable to return to their homes, and…

Some 1,000 volunteer painters expected in Ohio

NORWOOD, Ohio (AP) — As many as 1,000 volunteers from a young professionals organization are expected to help paint nearly three dozen homes in the southwest Ohio city……

Sweden’s royal wedding at a glance

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s Princess Madeleine weds New York banker Christopher O’Neill in a grand ceremony in Stockholm Saturday. Here’s a look at what to expect. THE COUPLE Princess Madeleine, 30, is the youngest of King Carl XVI…

Obama concludes talks, then plays golf

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is wrapping up his meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng). Nearly two hours were set aside Saturday at a California desert estate for the leaders to continue discussing…

Government moves to wrap up gray wolf recovery

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal officials are declaring victory in their four-decade campaign to rescue the gray wolf, a predator the government once considered a nuisance and tried to exterminate. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, June 08, 2013. The National Hurricane Center continues to forecast that Tropical Storm Andrea will remain at tropical storm strength Saturday as she moves over eastern Long Island, Cape Cod, then northeastward toward…

San Onofre nuke plant to close after bitter fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The demise of California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant began with an attempt to fix it. A $670 million equipment swap in 2009 and 2010 went haywire, leaving Southern California Edison on Friday with…

But wait, there’s more: A domestic spying Q&A

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wait, there’s more? Yes, this was the week that America’s intelligence secrets spilled out: Classified court orders. Top secret Power Point slides. Something called PRISM. It’s pretty important stuff, if you can make sense of…

Calif. serial killer Richard Ramirez dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Ramirez, the demonic serial killer known as the Night Stalker who left satanic signs at murder scenes and mutilated victims’ bodies during a reign of terror in the 1980s, died early Friday in…