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Al-Qaida offshoot threatens French interests

PARIS (AP) — An Algeria-based al-Qaida offshoot said in an online video on Tuesday that Muslims have an obligation to attack French interests around the world because of France’s military intervention in Mali. In a message posted on…
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Michelle Obama at book-signing: ‘Buy away’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is signing copies of her gardening book, “American Grown,” at a bookstore in Northwest Washington. Scores of people, including men and women pushing babies in plastic-covered strollers, lined up in the rain Tuesday…

Officers in Congo benefitting from mineral trade

GOMA, Congo (AP) — An environmental watchdog group says armed groups and high-ranking officers in the Congolese army are continuing to benefit from the illegal mineral trade in eastern Congo, despite international efforts to clean up the supply…

Study: Distracted driving deaths underreported

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Kelsey Raffaele’s last words were over a cellphone to a friend: “I’m going to crash!” The car she was driving had clipped a snow bank and spun into oncoming traffic, where it was T-boned…

Dugard: Cleveland women need opportunity to heal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kidnapping survivor Jaycee Dugard says the women who went missing about a decade ago and were found at a Cleveland home need a chance to heal and reconnect with the world. In a statement…

Molotov cocktail thrown into Ogden, Utah, church

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Federal officials in Utah are investigating after a Molotov cocktail was thrown through the window of a church in Ogden. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/13ZQPQK ) the device was thrown into a meetinghouse of…

Jealous Zimbabwean husband poisons 6

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Court officials in Zimbabwe say a man has been charged in the murder of six people who died from poisoned food meant only for a neighbor he accused of flirting with his wife. State…

Dow Jones industrial average back above 15,000

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising on Wall Street as more U.S. companies report higher profits. The Dow Jones industrial average rose back above 15,000. The Dow was up 36 points at 15,004, as of noon Eastern…

Jurors resume deliberations in Jodi Arias trial

PHOENIX (AP) — The jury in Jodi Arias’ Arizona murder trial is set to resume deliberations. Jurors concluded their first full day of deliberations on Monday after getting the case late Friday afternoon. The 32-year-old is charged with…

Scientist: Cassava disease spread at alarming rate

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Scientists say a disease destroying entire crops of cassava has spread out of East Africa into the heart of the continent and is attacking plants as far south as Angola and now threatens to move…

Pa. teen wins August Wilson Monologue Competition

NEW YORK (AP) — A 17-year-old from Pittsburgh has won the fifth annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, performing a section of the playwright’s “King Hedley II” with powerful skill. Tambi Gxuluwe, who attends West Mifflin Area High School,…

Irish pardon deserters who joined Britain in WWII

DUBLIN (AP) — The Irish government said Tuesday it is pardoning nearly 5,000 men who deserted its armed forces to fight for Britain during World War II, an episode of history that brought shame and embarrassment to neutral…

Love helps Rod Stewart overcome writer’s block

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Rod Stewart has never shied from the spotlight, but on this day, the famously cheeky rocker wants a softer glow. He’s waiting to be interviewed on camera about his first album of original…

Op Ed: Listen to your mother!

Many mornings I need that little ray of light my mom sends in a quick email to get me motivated as I send my own daughter off to school, waving frantically and shouting as the school bus pulls away. Read more motherly advice:

A week in, jury weighs Pa. abortion clinic deaths

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s been a week since jurors in Philadelphia began weighing charges against a doctor accused of killing four live babies and a patient at his abortion clinic. The panel must sift through more than 250…

Key events in Ohio missing women case

Three women who disappeared in Cleveland a decade ago were found safe Monday, and police arrested three brothers accused of holding the victims against their will. A timeline of key events in the case: — Aug. 23, 2002:…

Appeals court strikes down union poster rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has struck down a National Labor Relations Board rule that would have required millions of businesses to put up posters informing workers of their right to form a union. The U.S.…