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…

Military calls sexual assault ‘like a cancer’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to stop sexual assault in the military, Congress is spelling out for the services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

Watchdog: IRS enjoy luxury rooms at conference

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative groups who were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service are getting their say on Capitol Hill just as the details of another IRS controversy are being made public. The leaders of six conservative groups…

Oscar Pistorius briefly back in court for hearing

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has appeared in a South African court for a hearing ahead of the murder trial of the double-amputee Olympian, who killed his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. Wearing a dark suit, Pistorius…

Christie to discuss NJ Senate choice process

CRANBURY, N.J. (AP) — In filling a vacant Senate seat, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faces a significant choice fraught with political implications for his re-election campaign and, perhaps, a future presidential run. Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s death…

Death toll hits 10 in European flooding

BERLIN (AP) — Floodwaters in Passau are receding from the highest level seen in more than five centuries but cities downstream are bracing themselves as swollen rivers sweep through southeastern Germany. At least eight people have been reported…

Top political appointees use secret email accounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — A review by The Associated Press finds that some of President Barack Obama’s political appointees, including at least one Cabinet secretary, are using secret government email accounts. They said it was necessary to prevent official…