Female 2-star heads Air Force sex abuse prevention

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is putting a female two-star general in charge of a reorganized sexual assault prevention office. That elevates the status of a group whose previous leader was a lieutenant colonel who was arrested…

Hezbollah entry in Syria fans Shiite-Sunni fires

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian cleric was in a fervor. With Hezbollah’s Shiite fighters helping Bashar Assad crush Syrian rebels, he wanted to sound the alarm to Sunnis across the Middle East: “Now is the time for jihad.”…

When building a portfolio, are BRICS still a buy?

NEW YORK (AP) — Down, down, down. That’s the direction of stocks in the BRICS economies, which were investment darlings last year but now seem like dead weights. In stock market terms, it’s been a disappointing year for…

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, once you’ve made sense of it.…

Stock market rises sharply after hiring picks up

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is closing sharply higher after the government reported a pickup in hiring last month. The Dow Jones Industrial average rose 207 points, or 1.4 percent, to 15,248 Firday. It was the…

Magic, MJ and more: 5 great NBA Finals finishes

MIAMI (AP) — Tony Parker’s shot to clinch Game 1 wasn’t pretty, but it quickly took its place among some of the great NBA Finals finishes. From Michael Jordan’s last basket with Chicago to Magic Johnson’s baby hook…

Judge orders inquiry in Paris Jackson wellbeing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge overseeing the guardianship of Michael Jackson’s children has ordered an inquiry into Paris Jackson’s wellbeing after the 15-year-old was hospitalized earlier this week. Court records show Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ordered…

Gunman shoots at vehicles near Calif. college

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A shooting has been reported near the campus of Southern California’s Santa Monica College. Santa Monica police Sgt. Rudy Flores says several victims are down and the shooter is also believed to be…

Sotomayor gets another $1.9 million for memoir

WASHINGTON (AP) — Being a Supreme Court justice has not only been good for Sonia Sotomayor’s legal career, it’s also helped her bank account. The justice reported Friday that she’s received more than $3 million in advance payments…

Magic, MJ and more: 5 great NBA Finals finishes

MIAMI (AP) — Tony Parker’s shot to clinch Game 1 wasn’t pretty, but it quickly took its place among some of the great NBA Finals finishes. From Michael Jordan’s last basket with Chicago to Magic Johnson’s baby hook…

Man kills 4 in Calif. before police shoot him dead

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — A shooting has been reported near the campus of Southern California’s Santa Monica College. Santa Monica police Sgt. Rudy Flores several victims are down and the shooter is also believed to be down.…

Malian man deported to Africa after prison release

PHOENIX (AP) — A man from the African country of Mali has been deported after completing a federal prison sentence for engaging in drug dealing in support of Colombian terrorists. Idriss Abdelrahman (EE’-drihs ahb-dehl-RAH’-muhn) pleaded guilty in April…

Allegheny police officer facing multiple charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania police officer is facing 20 charges including ethnic intimidation and harassment over three road rage incidents. The Alleg……

US officials long denied massive data trawling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disclosures of widespread data-trawling by the National Security Agency are recent, but top Obama and Bush administration officials have denied repeatedly that the government was collecting caches of phone and Internet materials from American citizens.…