Debris believed to be from 9/11 plane is from wing

NEW YORK (AP) — The rusted metal aircraft part believed to be from one of the hijacked jetliners that slammed into the World Trade Center in the Sept. 11 attacks came from a wing, not landing gear, police…

Red River crest prediction in ND lowered again

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Preparations for a major Red River flood may be all for naught. The National Weather Service on Monday lowered the expected crest forecast in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., to 35.5 feet on Wednesday. That’s…

Obama: Cuts means US could lose years of research

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. could lose years of scientific research as a result of automatic spending cuts that have hit federal agencies. He says instead of racing ahead to the next cutting edge,…

US stocks rise, led by technology companies

NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging economic reports are sending stock prices higher on Wall Street. Wages and spending rose in the U.S. last month, and pending home sales hit a three-year high. The Dow Jones industrial average was…

Karzai: US gives funds to national security team

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that his national security team has been receiving payments from the U.S. government for the past 10 years. Karzai confirmed the payments when he was asked about a…
Superstorm Sandy

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms…

Israel OKs barrier in Palestinian Christian area

JERUSALEM (AP) — A lawyer for a convent in a Palestinian Christian town near Bethlehem says she will appeal an Israeli court ruling allowing construction of a segment of Israel’s separation barrier through properties owned by the Vatican…

NBA veteran center Jason Collins comes out as gay

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the simplest of sentences, NBA veteran Jason Collins set aside years of worry and silence to become the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as…
Portman Protest

Group Protests Portman Visit

A small group of advocates for tougher gun laws protested Sen. Rob Portman's Boardman visit on Monday. …

Trial hinging on dying Ohio man’s blinks begins

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jury selection began Monday in the trial of an Ohio man charged with murder in the shooting of a man authorities said identified his assailant by blinking his eyes while paralyzed and hooked up to…

Trial hinging on dying Ohio man’s blinks begins

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jury selection got under way Monday in the trial of an Ohio man charged with murder in the shooting of a man authorities say identified his assailant by……

Ivory Coast: We are “open” to investigating crimes

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast’s justice minister says the government is open to investigating top security officials accused by United Nations experts of raking in millions of dollars through “warlord-style predatory economic activities.” Gnenema Coulibaly said…

Euro mayors try to keep youths from going to Syria

MECHELEN, Belgium (AP) — From his city hall under Belgium’s most imposing cathedral, Mayor Bart Somers is wracking his brains trying to figure out how to keep young Muslims from going to fight “holy war” in Syria against…

Virgin Galactic spaceship makes 1st powered flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight Monday, breaking the sound barrier in a test over the Mojave Desert that moves the company closer to its goal of flying paying passengers on brief…

Colorado music promoter Barry Fey dies at 73

DENVER (AP) — A music promoter who brought some of the biggest names in the business to Colorado, including as the Doors, the Rolling Stones and U2, has died. Barry Fey was 73. The Arapahoe County coroner’s office…

Canada dismemberment trial set for fall 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — The trial of a former porn actor accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to Canadian political parties will begin in September 2014. Luka Magnotta has pleaded not guilty in the…
Fatal Fire in Vienna

1 Dead in Vienna Fire

Update A Vienna man died late Saturday when his mobile home caught fire. …

Mexico says smugglers abandon migrants at sea

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican navy said Monday it has detected a disturbing trend of migrant smugglers abandoning boatloads of people at sea off the coast of Baja California. The Navy said that each month it has…