China hosting both Palestinian, Israeli leaders

BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting both the Palestinian and Israeli leaders this week in a sign of its desire for a larger role in the Middle East. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was welcomed by his Chinese counterpart…

Jailed protesters cast shadow on anti-Putin rally

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police say a man helping construct the stage for a major protest rally has died after a column of sound equipment collapsed. The accident at midday Monday came just a few hours before opponents…

Study: More chemical poisonings during summer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study at Ohio hospital shows children are more likely to be poisoned by household chemicals during the warmer summer months. That’s t……

2 arrested, car flipped after party at Pa. college

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia say more arrests are possible after a melee at a party near West Chester University in which a car was flipped ov……

Medal of Honor Society to honor Newtown educators

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is in Newtown, Conn., to honor six educators killed in the December elementary school massacre with its highest civilian award. The society says Rachel D’Avino, Dawn Hochsprung, Anne…

Bangladesh police, Islamic activists clash; 27 die

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 15 people died in clashes Monday between police and Islamic hardliners demanding that Bangladesh implement an anti-blasphemy law, police said. A police official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, said eight people,…

Lauryn Hill gets 3 months for failing to pay taxes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill is facing sentencing Monday in New Jersey on federal tax charges. Hill pleaded guilty last year to not paying federal taxes on $1.8 million earned from 2005 to 2007. A…

Woman, 83, missing after arrival at DC airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — An 83-year-old woman is missing after arriving at a Washington airport on a flight from Barbados. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police say Victoria Kong was last seen Friday evening at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.…

Malaysian elections expose worrying social schisms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It was hardly the look of the victorious. Wearing a bright blue shirt and a grim expression, Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared before the media early Monday to somberly acknowledge that his coalition…

Malaysian elections expose worrying social schisms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It was hardly the look of the victorious. Wearing a bright blue shirt and a grim expression, Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared before the media early Monday to somberly acknowledge that his coalition…

Ohio woman dies after dog attack

COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman has died from injuries suffered last week when the family dog attacked her. County sheriff’s reports and a h……

Pa. teen found dead after being abducted from home

POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia say a 19-year-old man was abducted from his home by a group of armed men and his body was later found along a roadway……

Former CA mortician faces long prison term

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Los Angeles want a former mortician who’s been on probation for life to be given a minimum 25 year prison sentence for violating his probation. David Wayne Sconce was sentenced in 1989…

Woman killed, man hurt in Philly home invasion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a woman is dead and her husband is hurt after a home invasion in northeast Philadelphia. Investigators say it happened at t……

Ohio gas prices up to start work week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio motorists are paying more for gas this week. A gallon of regular gas in Ohio was listed at an average of about $3.68 in Monday’s survey fr……

Pa. colonel held for trial on child porn charges

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A colonel at the U.S. Army War College in central Pennsylvania has been held for trial on charges that he had child pornography on his computer……

Full containment of wildfire expected today

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials expect a huge wildfire in Southern California to be fully contained sometime today. The blaze that burned through coastal mountains and threatened thousands of homes was 75 percent contained last night. And…

Family of Utah soccer referee who died holds vigil

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The oldest daughter of the Utah soccer referee who died Saturday a week after a teenage player punched him in the head hopes to forgive the young man who did it — but…

Bangladesh building collapse toll hits 675

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi police are investigating possible murder charges against the owner of a shoddily built factory that collapsed nearly two weeks ago after the wife of a garment worker crushed in the accident filed a…

Air Force in OH honors 1st enlisted Army airman

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Air Force officials say the first enlisted soldier assigned to the Aeronautical Division of the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps will be honored in s……