Locked doors a sign of China work-safety failings

BEIJING (AP) — A fire breaks out in a Chinese factory, and panicked workers discover one exit after another is locked. That describes not only the poultry plant fire that killed 119 people Monday, but a toy-factory blaze…

2nd body found where 2 missing in Pa. river

DRUMORE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania say a second body has been found in the Susquehanna River in the area where a capsized boat left two men missing o……

Crossing guard in Pa. told to leave gun at home

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A crossing guard in eastern Pennsylvania is hanging up his holster after a picture of him packing heat was posted on Facebook. WPVI-TV reports (ht……

UK service marks 60 years since queen’s coronation

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s royal family is gathering at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth, now 87, was crowned in the abbey on June 2, 1953, in a ceremony…

Berry Gordy chosen for Marian Anderson Award

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Motown record label founder Berry Gordy has been named the 2013 recipient of the Marian Anderson Award, which honors artists whose leadership ben……

Syrian army advances in Qusair and Damascus suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state news service says the army has pushed rebels out of a key district on the edge of Damascus, bolstering the defenses of the capital. SANA says the government troops have “restored security and…

Stinky feet may lead to better malaria traps

LONDON (AP) — For decades, health officials have battled malaria with insecticides, bed nets and drugs. Now, scientists say there might be a potent new tool to fight the deadly mosquito-borne disease: the stench of human feet. In…

Boston Marathon bombing victim leaves hospital

BOSTON (AP) — A 29-year-old preschool teacher who lost most of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing left the hospital Monday, saying she was excited to head home to the Baltimore area so she could hug…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, June 04, 2013. Showery weather continues in the southeastern corner of the nation on Tuesday, while wet and stormy weather rolls through the Plains. In the East, the southern portion of a cold…

Twins born on side of interstate with trooper help

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lynette Hales was nearly 100 miles from Salt Lake City on a desolate stretch of highway — surrounded by nothing but barren salt flats — when her twin unborn babies decided it was…

US Army general facing sex charges back in court

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army general facing sexual assault charges is due back in court for a hearing on pre-trial motions. Tuesday’s hearing precedes a court martial for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair set to begin…

Hacker who turned Manning in takes witness stand

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Sitting almost motionless, Pfc. Bradley Manning listened to his attorney argue that the soldier was young and naive and only wanted to enlighten the public about the bitter reality of America’s wars when…

APNewsBreak: Mogul to pay $2.5M in settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook billionaire Sean Parker’s lavish, $10 million Big Sur wedding got even more expensive. The California Coastal Commission and Parker said Monday they have reached a $2.5 million settlement to pay for coastal conservation…

France, Britain confirm use of sarin gas in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.N. report on Syria said Tuesday there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that limited quantities of toxic chemicals have been used as weapons in at least four attacks in Syria’s civil war, but said…

Cat detained on illegal mission at Russian prison

MOSCOW (AP) — Inmates at Russia’s prisons have been known to bribe guards to obtain cellphones. But using cats as couriers? Guards patrolling a prison colony in Russia’s north saw a feline on the fence and it seemed…

Judge accepts insanity plea in Colo. shooting case

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The suspect in the Colorado theater massacre could enter his long-expected insanity plea, or the case could veer off on another tangent as his lawyers seek the strongest possible defense. The judge has indicated…

Turkish gov’t offers apology as protests continue

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Officials say a 22-year-old man was shot dead during an anti-government protest in a city near the border with Syria. The Hatay province governor’s office says Tuesday the man was shot during a demonstration…

Iran leader tells candidates not to appease West

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s top leader is urging presidential candidates not to make concessions to the West. The Tuesday remarks by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei follow statements by several of the eight candidates running in June…

Bollywood actress Jiah Khan found dead

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood actress Jiah Khan has been found dead at her home in Mumbai, police said Tuesday. A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the body of the 25-year-old actress was found in…

Silicon Valley at front line of global cyber war

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping and American counterpart Barack Obama will talk cyber-security this week in California, but experts say the state’s Silicon Valley and its signature high-tech firms should provide the front lines…