4 jailed in physical abuse of western Pa. toddler

ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) — The mother and boyfriend of a 13-month-old western Pennsylvania boy are jailed on charges they fractured his skull, legs and wrist during weeks o……

Minnesota Orchestra conductor resigns

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska has resigned as a labor impasse between management and musicians drags on. Vanska gave notice Tuesday in a prepared statement. He said his resignation was effective immediately. Musicians have been…

Trudie Styler on her new play and being Mrs. Sting

NEW YORK (AP) — Trudie Styler would love it if you came to her new play. Just don’t tell her when. “I never like to know who’s in the house when I’m performing,” she says, laughing. “I’m so…

US worried about NKorea’s cyber, missile threats

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military needs to improve its missile defense and cyber capabilities to better defend against persistent threats from Pyongyang, the commander of U.S. forces in Korea said Tuesday. Gen. James Thurman, who…

Ford Presidential Museum affected by shutdown

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids is among the institutions in Michigan affected by the partial government shutdown. The museum and the presidential library in Ann Arbor are part of…

UN experts urge POSCO to halt steel plant in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A U.N. panel of experts is urging South Korean steel giant POSCO to suspend plans for a $12 billion steel plant in eastern India over human rights concerns. The call by the U.N. experts…

Kenyan president vows to keep troops in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says Kenya will keep its troops in Somalia to help that country’s beleaguered government battle the armed Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, which attacked a mall in Nairobi on Sept. 21.…
Panera's pink ribbon bagel

Panera’s pink ribbon bagel

Panera Bread kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month with its pink ribbon bagel bagel effort.…
Bike for children

Bike for children

Rich Morgan previews a special bike benefit to raise funds for the St. Jude Research Center.…

Nigeria at 53: extremist killings, tight security

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria marked 53 years of independence Tuesday with little to celebrate: Scores of families are in mourning over killings by suspected Islamic extremists, security forces are on high alert against feared bomb attacks and…

UN: Nearly 1,000 Iraqis killed in September

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. mission in Iraq says nearly 1,000 Iraqis have been killed in violence throughout September — down from July’s monthly death toll but still among the highest recently. UNAMI said on Tuesday that it…

Eurozone unemployment ‘may have peaked’

LONDON (AP) — The eurozone’s labor market appears to have stabilized, official figures indicated Tuesday, another sign that the eurozone economy is recovering from its longest-ever recession. Though Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, said the unemployment rate across…

Bangladesh sentences an opposition leader to death

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special war crimes tribunal in Bangladesh ruled Tuesday that a senior member of the main opposition party should be put to death for his involvement in the killing of hundreds of people during…

Spain’s king leaves hospital after hip surgery

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s King Juan Carlos has left a Madrid hospital a week after he had a hip prosthesis successfully removed because it had developed an infection. The 75-year-old was driven away from Quiron hospital Tuesday after…

Bosnia holds first postwar census

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia is holding its first post-war census, an exercise that is expected to reveal the effects of the ethnic expulsions that took place during the 1992-95 war. Officials began knocking on people’s doors Tuesday…

Differences between House, Senate funding bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — A comparison of rival House and Senate bills to fund the government: House bill: —Funds federal agencies through Dec. 15 at current spending levels. The rate equates to annual agency spending of $986 billion, and…

US couple remain in Qatar jail over daughter death

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A judge in Qatar has ordered an American couple to remain jailed during their trial on charges of starving to death their 8-year-old adopted daughter. The couple claims the girl died in January from…

International court seeks Ivory Coast suspect

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The International Criminal Court says it has unsealed an arrest warrant for a man from Ivory Coast suspected of four counts of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in the aftermath of the country’s November 2010…