Florida man donates 100 gallons of blood

LAKE PARK, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida man has reached a rare milestone. He’s donated 100 gallons of blood. The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/10JVcwN) reports 84-year-old Harold Mendenhall started giving blood on July 7, 1977. Last month,…

Tudor warship, artifacts to open as new UK museum

LONDON (AP) — The remains of a Tudor warship that sank more than 400 years ago will be displayed along with thousands of its artifacts for the first time at a new British museum. Museum officials and historians…

Petraeus gets job with investment firm KKR

NEW YORK (AP) — Investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is appointing retired Army general and former CIA director David Petraeus as chairman of its newly created KKR Global Institute. Petraeus served as CIA director from September…

Man accused of killing UK soldier appears in court

LONDON (AP) — A man accused of killing a British soldier in London appeared in court to confirm his name, address and date of birth. Michael Adebowale, 22, was handcuffed during the brief appearance Wednesday. He was allowed…

Myanmar Muslims find shelter in Buddhist monastery

LASHIO, Myanmar (AP) — Some 1,200 Muslims are sheltering in a Buddhist monastery in Myanmar’s northeastern town of Lashio, where troops are keeping order after two days of violence that saw one person killed and Muslim properties burned…

Afghan president favors security agreement with US

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he favors a security agreement with America allowing some of its troops to remain after the end of 2014 but wants unspecified “guarantees.” Karzai provided no details when he…
RV Fire

1 Injured in RV Fire

One man was injured early Thursday morning after his recreational vehicle caught fire in Lawrence County. …

“French kiss” finally enters French dictionary

PARIS (AP) — After centuries of lacking a French word for the sloppy Gallic export “to French kiss,” a verb has finally been given its rightful place in the French dictionary. “Galocher” — to kiss with tongues —…

NYC police: Notes to Obama, mayor had gun threats

NEW YORK (AP) — Two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin were sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York and his gun-control group in Washington, police said. The anonymous letters were opened in New…

Saudi Arabia reports 3 more deaths from new virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia has reported that three more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing the total number of deaths globally to 30. The Ministry of Health said Thursday…

Ugandan police end seizure of daily after 10 days

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police have ended their occupation of a newspaper after 10 days during which they looked for evidence against an army general accused of publicly discussing politics. The Daily Monitor reported on its website…

German police warn of exploding ticket machines

BERLIN (AP) — German police are warning rail travelers to be wary when using Deutsche Bahn’s automatic ticket machines because criminals attempting to break into them may have left them filled with explosive gas. Hesse state police spokesman…

Qatar government backs tighter online media codes

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar’s government has backed new Internet codes that widen controls over news websites and online commentary after similar clampdowns by other Gulf Arab states. Western-backed Gulf nations have sharply increased arrests over social media…

Xi, Obama look to strike up relationship at summit

BEIJING (AP) — President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping face weighty issues when they meet at a private estate in California next week, but their most important task may simply be establishing a strong rapport. Tucked…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, May 30, 2013. A strong storm will continue moving through the middle portion of the country Thursday, allowing the threat for severe weather to continue as well. The Storm Prediction Center has issued…

Probe of well-connected truck stop chain may widen

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The federal investigation into the truck stop chain owned by the family of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam led to its first convictions this week and threatens to widen…

Deadline for recall bid against Arizona sheriff

PHOENIX (AP) — A group trying to oust the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix faces a Thursday deadline for handing in voter signatures in an uphill battle to force a recall election against the lawman. Organizers of the…

Lawyer: Soldier to plead guilty in Afghan massacre

SEATTLE (AP) — Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was “crazed” and “broken” when he slipped away from his remote southern Afghanistan outpost and attacked mud-walled compounds in two slumbering villages nearby. Next week, Bales will recount what happened next…

USDA: Unapproved modified wheat in Oregon field

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Field workers at an Eastern Oregon wheat farm were clearing acres for the bare offseason when they came across a patch of wheat that didn’t belong. The workers sprayed it and sprayed it, but…

Lawyer in Mexico argues for American’s release

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona mother locked up in a Mexico prison on a drug-smuggling charge is depressed and upset about the situation, but hopeful a judge will throw out the case after realizing there is no basis…