Afghan policeman killed in Pakistan border clash

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan border policeman was killed in an exchange of fire with Pakistani troops along the country’s contested eastern border, an Afghan security official said Thursday, in an incident that threatens to further inflame…

NJ trooper’s killer named a most wanted terrorist

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The decades-old international case of a convicted cop killer is getting new attention in New Jersey. The FBI is scheduled to make an announcement Thursday regarding Joanne Chesimard, who killed a New Jersey state…

Violence mars May Day rally in Seattle

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Supporters of immigration reform rallied across the nation on May Day in lively gatherings that were marred by a burst of violence in Seattle, where police fired pepper spray at rock-throwing protesters in clashes…

2 plead guilty after Ohio Internet cafe raids

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two weeks after a raid on Cleveland-area Internet cafes, two cafe owners have taken plea agreements that include testifying against others accused o……

2 plead guilty after Ohio Internet cafe raids

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two weeks after a raid on Cleveland-area Internet cafes, two cafe owners have taken plea agreements that include testifying against others accused o……

Afghanistan’s Karzai urges closure of Guantanamo

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday pressed for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison as President Barack Obama mulls a renewed push before a reluctant U.S. Congress. “I have from the very beginning…

Benedict XVI returns to Vatican for first time

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI comes home on Thursday to a new house and a new pope, as an unprecedented era begins of a retired pontiff living side-by-side with a reigning one inside the Vatican…

Israeli PM says he’d want referendum on peace deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister said Thursday that any peace deal reached with the Palestinians on his watch would be subject to a national referendum, backing a contentious step that could hinder peace efforts. Negotiations between Israel…

Greek lawmaker accused of trying to punch mayor

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — An attempt by the extremist far-right Golden Dawn party to hand out food to Greeks only in defiance of a municipal ban degenerated Thursday with the city’s mayor saying a party lawmaker tried to…

Pa. teen arrested after fetus found at school

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police in central Pennsylvania say a 19-year-old faces charges and is being held on $1 million bail after giving birth in a bathroom at her high sch……

UN: April deadliest month in Iraq since June 2008

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations mission to Iraq says more people were killed in violent attacks across the country in April than in any other month since June 2008. The U.N. figures released on Thursday underscore concerns…

Ohio leads US in claims for metal thefts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new report says Ohio leads the nation in insurance claims for metal thefts. A National Insurance Crime Bureau report released Wednesday showed……

Pakistan’s lead prosecutor in Bhutto case killed

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman for Pakistan’s top election body says authorities plan to deploy over 600,000 security personnel during next week’s parliamentary election to prevent possible Taliban attacks. Spokesman Khursheed Alam said on Thursday that the figure…

Music City mourns country legend George Jones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of fans are expected to join some of country music’s biggest stars in mourning George Jones. The late country music superstar’s funeral will be held Thursday morning at the Grand Ole Opry House…

Tree falls on commuter train in suburban Philly

WALLINGFORD, Pa. (AP) — Transit officials in suburban Philadelphia say a tree fell on a commuter train, but no one was hurt. It happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday in Wall……

Early Hollywood superstar Deanna Durbin dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deanna Durbin, a star whose songs and smile made her one of the biggest box office draws of Hollywood’s Golden Age with fans that included Winston Churchill, has died. Durbin died on about April…

US calls for NKorea amnesty for sentenced American

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean American detained for six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “hostile acts” against the state, the North’s media said Thursday — a move…

National Mall overhaul draws $10M gift from VW

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plans to overhaul neglected sites on Washington’s National Mall with lakeside gardens, grassy amphitheaters and restaurants with views of the nation’s memorials are getting a boost from a German carmaker. Volkswagen of America announced a…