Police: Domestic violence homicide claims 5 lives

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) — What began as a domestic violence homicide claimed three more lives before officers fatally shot the gunman, the police chief of this south Seattle suburb says. The 27-year-old gunman fatally shot his live-in…

Some games take points to win, others take fans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a Super Bowl matchup for the ages: cats vs. dogs. The Puppy Bowl, a fixture on Animal Planet during the Super Bowl for nearly a decade, will have new competition next year from…

Kerry attends first NATO foreign ministers meeting

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO foreign ministers met Tuesday in Brussels to discuss the wars in Syria and Afghanistan, and to learn the views of a new member of their club — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry…

Quotations of the day

“They were more than murderers. They’re terrorists. They terrorized the city. The nation has been terrorized.” — Amy McPate, who thinks the death penalty should be used in the case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. ___…

Social media editor in court on hacking charges

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A social media editor who has worked for two of the nation’s largest news-gathering organizations is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday to face charges that he conspired with hackers to deface the…

Another hearing in Afghanistan rampage case

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — Robert Bales, the American soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians during a 2012 rampage, faces another preliminary hearing Tuesday. Defense lawyers for Robert Bales and military prosecutors were convening at Joint…

NTSB probes safety testing of Boeing 787 batteries

WASHINGTON (AP) — As airlines prepare to begin flying Boeing’s beleaguered 787 Dreamliners again, federal investigators are looking at how regulators and the company tested and approved the plane’s cutting-edge battery system, and whether the government cedes too…

Bhutan votes in 2nd ever parliamentary poll

GAUHATI, India (AP) — People in the tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan were cementing their young democracy Tuesday by voting in the nation’s second parliamentary election. The remote nation of 700,000 had its first election in 2008 after…

NM slaughterhouse ground zero in horse debate

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — About five miles from this southeastern New Mexico town’s famed UFO museum, tucked between dairy farms, is a nondescript metal building that could be home to any number of small agricultural businesses. But Valley…

Napolitano to talk immigration before Senate panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators skeptical of new immigration legislation and of the Obama administration’s record on border security are getting a chance to question Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano (neh-pahl-ih-TAN’-oh). Napolitano was appearing Tuesday before the Senate…

Myanmar hails EU lifting of sanctions

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — Myanmar on Tuesday hailed a European Union decision lifting political and economic sanctions against the former pariah state, pledging to continue its reforms and march toward democracy. Senior Myanmar diplomat Aung Lynn…

A look at immigrant patients deported by hospitals

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Over the last five years, American hospitals have sent at least 600 immigrants who were in the U.S. illegally back to their home countries to avoid paying for long-term care after serious illness…

Hearing in Aurora teen’s material-support case

CHICAGO (AP) — An 18-year-old who allegedly visited a sham FBI website to express interest in joining an al-Qaida-affiliated group in Syria is set to appear in a Chicago federal court. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi’s appearance Tuesday follows his…

More rain expected for already swollen rivers

CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Communities along the Mississippi River and other Midwestern waterways are vigilantly eyeing — and in some cases hastily fortifying — makeshift levees to hold back floodwaters that meteorologists say could worsen or be prolonged…

Trade group says Ohio home sales up nearly 12 pct

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio trade group’s report shows statewide home sales rose nearly 12 percent in March compared to a year ago. Ohio Association of Realtor……

Trade group says Ohio home sales up nearly 12 pct

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio trade group’s report shows statewide home sales rose nearly 12 percent in March compared to a year ago. Ohio Association of Realtors President Thomas Williams says in a statement that the state’s…

Federal contractor fraud case wrapping up in Ohio

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The government may be close to wrapping up its case against an Ohio man charged with defrauding more than $225,000 from contractors involved in FBI building projects in Indianapolis and Knoxville, Tenn. An Akron…

Car bomb targets French embassy in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A car bomb targeted the French embassy in the Libyan capital early on Tuesday, wounding two French guards in an attack that President Francois Hollande denounced as an assault not only against France but…

Gay marriage faces pivotal vote in RI

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s long-simmering debate on gay marriage heads to a pivotal vote when a legislative committee decides whether to forward the legislation to the full Senate for a final vote. The entire Senate could…

Boston bombing could prompt US, Russia cooperation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombings could provide an opportunity for the U.S. and Russia to find some common ground for cooperation as authorities investigate the two ethnic Chechens accused of carrying out the attack. Ties between…