Stocks edge higher in early trade on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging higher in early trading on Wall Street, putting the Dow Jones industrial average back above 15,000. The Dow was up 42 points at 15,011 shortly after the opening bell Tuesday, an…

AP Photos: Met Gala fashion highs and lows

NEW YORK (AP) — There were plenty of risk-takers on the Met gala red carpet. The Metropolitan Museum of Art fundraiser known as “the party of the year” had a red carpet Monday night to rival the Oscars.…

Nazi-themed opera creates scandal in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A modern production of Richard Wagner’s opera “Tannhauser” has caused a stir in Germany because of Nazi-themed scenes showing people dying in gas chambers and a family having their heads shaved and executed. A spokeswoman…

Vatican denies internal split on US nun crackdown

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican on Tuesday sought to deny there were any internal divisions over its crackdown on the largest umbrella group of U.S. nuns after a top Vatican official complained that the Holy See’s reform…

Portugal sells bonds for first time since bailout

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal held a sale of its 10-year bonds on Tuesday for the first time since it needed a bailout in 2011, representing a milestone in its efforts to regain investor confidence and prove its…

Survey: US home prices up 10.5 pct. in past year

WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey shows U.S. home prices rose 10.5 percent in March compared with a year ago, the biggest gain since March 2006. Core Logic, a real estate data provider, said annual home prices have now…

Reports: UK comedian Jimmy Tarbuck arrested

LONDON (AP) — British media say comedian Jimmy Tarbuck has been arrested and questioned about alleged child abuse — the latest in a long list of British entertainers to face sex crime allegations. The BBC, the Press Association…

Second passenger dies after W. Pa. bus-train crash

EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) — A second passenger has died in the wake of a rural western Pennsylvania transit bus for senior citizens and people with disabilities that was hit b……

Baxter drug fails to slow Alzheimer’s in big study

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.…

NW Pa. man pleads in arson; dad already cleared

RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) — A 24-year-old man acknowledged he set a house on fire in rural northwestern Pennsylvania at his father’s request, even though the older man h……

Libya’s defense minister rescinds resignation

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s defense minister says he has resigned to protest to a show of force by militias who have been besieging government buildings to push their political demands. Mohammed Al-Barghathi told reporters on Tuesday that…

US safety agency watches Ford vans for rust signs

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. auto safety regulators are monitoring about 100,000 Ford and Mercury minivans that were not covered by a recall issued earlier this year for rust problems. Ford recalled about 230,000 Ford Freestar and Mercury Monterey…

Spanish court drops subpoena of king’s daughter

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court Tuesday withdrew a subpoena for King Juan Carlos’ daughter as a suspect in a corruption case, following an appeal by prosecutors. The Palma de Mallorca court said it had accepted the appeal…

Older man in camouflage robs western Pa. bank

STOYSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — State police have been looking for an older man who robbed a western Pennsylvania bank while dressed head to toe in camouflage clothing. Troopers……

Corker: US moving closer to arming Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is predicting the U.S. will soon be “arming the rebels” seeking to overthrow Syria’s Bashar Assad. Tennessee’s Bob Corker says “it’s time for to begin changing”…

Rider moves Pittsburgh-area transit bus to safety

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Port Authority of Allegheny County is investigating why a bus driver fell out of his seat, forcing a passenger to take the wheel and steer the trans……
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