Afghans demand arrest of US troops over killings

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Hundreds of Afghans blocked a major highway south of Kabul on Tuesday, carrying freshly dug-up bodies they claimed were victims of torture by U.S. special forces and demanding the Americans be arrested, officials said.…

Penn National to close Pa. off-track betting site

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn National Off Track Wagering Center in central Pennsylvania is closing its doors for good. Dan Silver, director of racing for Penn Nation……

Solar plane lands successfully in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A solar-powered plane attempting to fly across the United States has landed at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The Solar Impulse landed about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday after a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. It’s…

US trade deficit up 8.5 percent to $40.3 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened in April, as demand for foreign cars, cell phones and other imported goods outpaced growth in U.S. exports. The Commerce Department says the trade gap rose 8.5 percent in April…

Frozen berry mix linked to hepatitis A recalled

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Oregon company is recalling a frozen berry mix sold to Costco and Harris Teeter stores after the product was linked to at least 34 hepatitis A illnesses in five states. The Food and Drug…

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 now set to…

Sister: Missing Marine preparing to move to Va.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The FBI is investigating the kidnapping of a U.S. Marine reservist in Mexico last month. Armando Fernandez, special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Antonio Division, said in a news release Monday that…
GM

Cruzes Could Be Added to Recall

U.S. safety regulators are checking to see if up to 400,000 General Motors cars, including the Chevrolet Cruze, should be added to two recalls for defective air bags.…

US home prices jump in April by most in 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices soared 12.1 percent in April from a year earlier, the biggest gain since February 2006, as more buyers are chasing fewer homes. Real estate data provider CoreLogic says prices also rose 3.2…

Suicide bomber blows himself up in Mali’s Kidal

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A man suspected of being an extremist ran for cover inside an abandoned house in the northern Malian city of Kidal, and detonated an explosive vest inside the structure, killing only himself. Resident Ali…

Document indicates OH child buried in December

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Court documents indicate a child whose body was recovered last week from a southwest Ohio woods is believed to have been buried there in December……

Oil falls below $93 a barrel after US data

The price of oil fell below $93 a barrel Tuesday as traders scaled back their optimism about the U.S. economy following a report that showed a drop in factory activity. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for…

Police: body of W. Pa. fisherman found in river

SPRINGDALE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a fisherman’s body was found Monday evening in the Allegheny River near Pittsburgh. Tarentum police Chief Bill Vakulick says……

Ken Burns, Mukherjee collaborate on cancer project

NEW YORK (AP) — Two prominent television figures whose lives were significantly altered by the cancer deaths of loved ones are helping turn a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on the history of the disease into a six-hour documentary. Filmmaker…

Putin’s promises don’t reassure exiled economist

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian economist who fled to Paris from what he calls a politically motivated criminal investigation says he won’t return to Russia, despite President Vladimir Putin’s assurances. Sergei Guriev told the Associated Press Tuesday that…

Report: $750 million missing in Angola-Russia deal

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some $750 million is missing from Angola’s treasury from a deal with Russia facilitated by a Swiss bank and a shell company registered in Britain’s Isle of Man, a report by a corruption watchdog group…

Bradley Manning generates more sympathy abroad

LONDON (AP) — It’s rare for an American to generate more sympathy abroad than he or she does at home, but Bradley Manning and his trial are unique in a host of ways. With Manning’s trial heating up…

US home prices jumped in April by most in 7 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices soared 12.1 percent in April from a year earlier, the biggest gain since February 2006, as more buyers competed for fewer homes. Real estate data provider CoreLogic says prices rose in April…