Obama to nation: Don’t take US troops for granted

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Reflecting on the personal toll of war, President Barack Obama on Monday implored a nation in which few volunteer for the armed forces to “always remember and to be worthy of the sacrifice” of…

Valeant to buy Bausch + Lomb for $8.7B

Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals said Monday that it will pay $8.7 billion to buy Bausch + Lomb, one of the world’s best-known makers of contact lenses, in a massive expansion of Valeant’s smaller ophthalmology business. Valeant said the…
Rick, left and Mary Todd, right, parents of late American software engineer Shane Truman Todd, leave the Subordinate Courts of Singapore on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Singapore. Singapore has opened a coroner's inquiry into the death of Todd, with evidence pointing to an alleged suicide case which was consistently refuted by his parents and drew queries from U.S. senators. The inquest which is described as a "fact-finding process," was held by Singaporean authorities to investigate and determine the circumstances surrounding Todd's death. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

Protocols Flouted in U.S. Death

Singapore police who examined the scene of an American's death have admitted that they deviated from official protocols by not dusting for fingerprints or collecting DNA samples, and by examining the contents of a laptop computer there.…

Colorado mom awaits return of son from Canada

DENVER (AP) — A young boy allegedly abducted from his Colorado home by his father was looking forward to coming home from Canada, his mother said on Monday. “He was very excited to talk to me,” Brandy Turner…

Future of Colorado River on agenda in San Diego

Top federal water managers plan to meet with officials from Indian tribes, conservationists and seven Western states to begin hammering out rules for squeezing every useable drop from the overtaxed Colorado River. The meeting Tuesday in San Diego…
Lynn Manning, right, a Moore school teacher, and Tim Herbel, second from right, join in the prayer during a memorial service for tornado victims at the First Baptist Church in Moore, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool)

Memorial Service Held in Moore, Okla.

A week after an EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., killing 24 people, including 10 children, residents are trying to muster their strength for the long process of recovery.…

Reporting Date Moved Up for Amish Woman

One of 16 Amish convicted in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio has a few days to say her goodbyes before heading to prison.…

Danger levels high for America’s Cup sailors

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The margin for error is exceedingly small for a sailor sitting three stories above the San Francisco Bay on the side of a high-tech catamaran as it leans toward the water literally flying along…
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Crash Deaths Up in Pa. Since Helmet Repeal

Since Pennsylvania lawmakers decided a decade ago to give motorcyclists the choice of whether to wear helmets or not, the number of deaths in motorcycle crashes has increased.…

Border entry fee study sparks northern opposition

SEATTLE (AP) — By Michael Hill’s estimation, 90 percent of the people pumping gas at his station just south of the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state are Canadians. Gas north of the 49th parallel, he said, is about…

Philly priest suspended after allegation of abuse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has placed a priest on administrative following an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor more than four decades ag……

Police: Man lying in Philly street struck by car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man who was lying in the middle of a north Philadelphia street was struck and dragged by a car that then sped away. A police spokeswoman sa……

Twister heals Ala. town fractured over immigration

KILPATRICK, Ala. (AP) — For years before a tornado hit, few besides the immigrants who work at nearby poultry plants ventured down the pothole-rutted dirt roads of “Little Mexico.” The community, whose official name is Kilpatrick, comprises a…

Will justices take note of new gay marriage laws?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three U.S. states and three countries have approved same-sex unions just in the two months since the Supreme Court heard arguments over gay marriage, raising questions about how the developments might affect the justices’ consideration…

Fallin hosts religious service for hard-hit Moore

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A week after an EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., killing 24 people, including 10 children, residents are trying to muster their strength for the long process of recovery. At a televised memorial service…

Ohio Amish woman moves up prison reporting date

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of 16 Amish convicted in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio has a few days to say her goodbyes before heading to prison. Kathryn Miller, a……

‘Spellbound’ star reflects on a Spelling Bee life

WASHINGTON (AP) — Of the 85 kids who have won the National Spelling Bee, only one became an instant movie star. For the millions who watched back in 1999, her face is frozen in time. She’ll always be…

Ohio teen makes it to Carnegie Hall for art work

PEPPER PIKE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio teenager heads this week to New York’s Carnegie Hall for producing award-winning animation art work. High School senior Alex Re……