China and India’s rivalry extends to the Arctic

BEIJING (AP) — While the recent troop standoff in a remote Himalayan desert spotlights a long-running border dispute between China and India, the two emerging giants are engaged in a rivalry for global influence that spreads much farther…

Israel releases top Muslim cleric in the Holy Land

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have detained the top Muslim cleric in the Palestinian territories and are questioning him over latest disturbances at a Jerusalem shrine. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says Mufti Mohammed Hussein was detained on Wednesday.…

7 dead, 2 missing after ship crashes in Genoa

ROME (AP) — A cargo ship slammed into a control tower in the port in Genoa, toppling it into the harbor and killing at least three people, rescue officials said Wednesday. Four others were hospitalized and a half-dozen…

Attacks across Iraq kill 8 people, wound 38

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a shooting and two car bombs have killed four people and wounded 26 in the western and northern parts of the country. Police officials say the deadliest attack took place on Wednesday…

Former US official describes Libya attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans insist the Obama administration is covering up information about last year’s deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, rejecting administration assurances to the contrary and stoking a controversy with implications…

‘Charlie Brown’ actor to serve sentence in rehab

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The man who was the voice of Charlie Brown in several “Peanuts” television shows faces possible prison time for stalking and threatening his former girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who had given her a…

Block where women found a friendly, careful place

CLEVELAND (AP) — The block where authorities say three young women who vanished a decade ago were held captive by a man and his two brothers has many faces. On one end, magnificent stained-glass windows rise two stories…

Block where women found a friendly, careful place

CLEVELAND (AP) — The block where authorities say three young women who vanished a decade ago were held captive by a man and his two brothers has many faces. On one end, mag……

NYC set to pass sick days plan, seen as key step

NEW YORK (AP) — A national push for paid sick days is poised to score a significant victory in New York City. The City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to require businesses to provide sick leave to…

AP PHOTOS: Designers bling up Gulf women’s garment

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just a few years ago, Gulf Arab women usually only felt comfortable showing off their fashion sense at ladies-only parties or family gatherings. In public, at least in their home countries, the…

Women’s shelter boss, mayor vouch for Mike Tyson

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Who can Mike Tyson turn to for a character reference? The mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey, for one, and the leader of Nevada’s largest shelter for battered women, for another. Their letters…

Women’s shelter boss, mayor vouch for Mike Tyson

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Who can Mike Tyson turn to for a character reference? The mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey, for one, and the leader of Nevada’s largest shelter for battered women, for another. Their letters…
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Fire Shuts Down Turnpike

A semi-truck fire on the Ohio Turnpike shuts down the westbound lanes for several hours early Wednesday morning.…

Gene test may help guide prostate cancer treatment

UNDATED (AP) — A new genetic test goes on sale Wednesday that gauges the aggressiveness of prostate cancer. That may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away…

Bangladesh garment disaster death toll reaches 761

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The death toll from a collapsed building housing five garment factories rose to 761 on Wednesday as authorities started disbursing salary and other benefits to the survivors in the country’s deadliest industrial disaster. According…

Gene test may help guide prostate cancer treatment

A new genetic test to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely monitor it. The new test,…

Madonna’s French painting sells in NYC for $7.2M

NEW YORK (AP) — A French painting owned by Madonna has sold at a New York City auction for more than $7 million. Sotheby’s auction house hasn’t said who bought Fernand Leger’s (lay-ZHAYZ’) “Three Women at the Red…

Late-payment rate on mortgages tumbled in 1Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A resurgent housing market, rising home values and steady job gains are helping more U.S. homeowners stay on top of their mortgage payments. Credit reporting agency TransUnion said Wednesday that the percentage of mortgage…

Treasury secretary working on penmanship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew’s loopy signature is showing signs of improvement as he gets ready to affix his “Jacob Lew” to the nation’s currency. President Barack Obama joked in January when he nominated Lew for…

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, May 8, the 128th day of 2013. There are 237 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 8, 1945, President Harry S. Truman announced on radio that Nazi Germany’s forces had…