US futures edge lower after extraordinary run

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are edging lower following an extraordinary streak this week in U.S. markets. Dow futures are down 9 points to 15,053. The broader S&P futures have added 1.9 points to 1,626.80. Nasdaq futures…

Father of Sandy Hook victim offered plea deal

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The father of a child killed in December’s shootings at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School has been offered a 30-day sentence to resolve criminal charges he has faced since 2011. The News-Times of Danbury…

Oil down near $96 per barrel after supplies uptick

The price of oil fell closer to $96 a barrel on Thursday after reports showed supplies of U.S. crude rose last week and inflation accelerated in China. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for June delivery was…

Police confirm blast in Prague caused by gas leak

PRAGUE (AP) — Investigators have confirmed that the blast last week that ripped open a central Prague office building and injured some 40 people was caused by a gas leak. Police spokesman Jan Danek says the gas leaked…

Police confirm blast in Prague caused by gas leak

PRAGUE (AP) — Investigators have confirmed that the blast last week that ripped open a central Prague office building and injured some 40 people was caused by a gas leak. Police spokesman Jan Danek says the gas leaked…
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One Shot in Attack

A 68-year-old father is facing felony charges for shooting his daughter’s boyfriend, who was repeatedly beating the woman after a night of drinking.…

IMS: US medicine spending shows rare dip in 2012

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Spending on prescription medicines in the U.S. fell for the first time in more than five decades last year. A new report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics states the total spent was…
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Ex-UK police officer jailed over leaks to tabloid

LONDON (AP) — A former British police sergeant has been sentenced to 10 months in jail for trying to sell details about a celebrity couple’s daughter and other confidential information to The Sun newspaper. James Bowers was sentenced…
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Drugmakers, health groups bring poor girls vaccine

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two multinational drugmakers are teaming up with top global health groups to protect millions of girls in the world’s poorest countries from deadly cervical cancer. Starting with pilot programs in eight Asian and African…

Nazi-themed opera canceled in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A modern version of Richard Wagner’s “Tannhauser” has been canceled in Germany after the opening-night audience complained about new scenes showing Jews being executed and dying in the gas chambers. A spokeswoman for Duesseldorf’s opera…

Kosovo: 1 month detention for suspected drug boss

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union law mission in Kosovo says it has ordered a suspected Balkan drug boss to be detained for one month while it gathers evidence in a suspected organized crime case. Naser Kelmendi…

Ugandan general questions Museveni succession plan

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A military general is accusing Uganda’s president of trying to ensure his son replaces him as the country’s leader, the first top military official to raise concerns about President Yoweri Museveni’s succession after nearly…

Turkey testing Syrians for chemical weapon wounds

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run agency says the country has stationed a team of eight experts to screen injured Syrians at the border to ensure they are not victims of any chemical attack. The Anadolu Agency says…

Iraq rejects offering shelter to PKK fighters

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is rejecting a key element in an accord to bring an end to a long Kurdish rebellion in Turkey — offering refuge to Kurdish fighters. In March, the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, announced…