Police: Rebel attacks kill 8 in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say suspected separatist rebels stormed into a police station in the Indian portion of Kashmir and shot and killed at least four police officers and two civilians before attacking a nearby army camp.…

Getaway vehicle of NY shooting suspect is found

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities searched through the night for a disgruntled vendor who they say walked into a suburban New York light fixture company and opened fire, killing an employee and wounding another person. Police identified…

Militants fire on Pakistan quake relief helicopter

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Hungry survivors dug through rubble to find food and thousands slept under the open sky or in makeshift shelters for a second night as the death toll from Pakistan’s massive earthquake rose to 348…

Postal rate hike proposal faces Senate scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service’s proposal to raise the price of mailing a letter to 49 cents is sure to face scrutiny from lawmakers as a Senate panel considers bipartisan legislation to overhaul the cash-strapped agency. Postmaster…

US-Japan deal could lead to more organic options

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other’s organic products, the latest step in a global effort that could give consumers access to more — and cheaper —…

Pakistan violence drives armored vehicle demand

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Fifteen-foot walls and nearly a dozen armed guards protect Nadeem Khan’s palatial home in the most upscale neighborhood of Pakistan’s largest city. When it comes to getting around town, though, Khan prefers to travel…

NYC retrospective reassesses LOVE artist’s work

NEW YORK (AP) — Artist Robert Indiana says love hurt him. Love, as in his world-famous LOVE image — stacked letters with a tilted O — that became a symbol of the “make love, not war” 1960s counterculture…

P-U! Mexico City tries to freshen its odor problem

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For many, the first experience of Mexico City is a sprawling airport and an appalling stink. It wafts from the manholes and leaves the morning air smelling fresh as a septic tank. On bad…

Egypt minister says relations with US unsettled

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt’s relations with the United States are “unsettled” as the country struggles to redefine its national interests vis-à-vis other countries, the foreign minister said. The U.S. was a close ally of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s…

World Bank to fund Myanmar power plant upgrade

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The World Bank is lending Myanmar $140 million to upgrade an aging power plant in southeastern Mon state in a small step toward overcoming the country’s chronic power shortages. Myanmar, which exports natural gas…

Diplomats hail new Iranian attitude in nuke talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Foreign ministers from the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany will meet with Iran’s top diplomat on Thursday to test the Islamic Republic’s apparent willingness to reach a deal to…

Yankees lose to Rays 8-3 and miss playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — The end came quietly for this year’s New York Yankees. No celebrations. No titles. No October baseball. Curtis Granderson was batting in the eighth inning Wednesday night when the Cleveland Indians completed a 7-2…

SAT scores remain mostly stagnant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday. Average scores in reading, math, and writing were the same…

Muddy island formed by Pakistan quake may not last

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Alongside the carnage of Pakistan’s massive earthquake came a new creation: a small island of mud, stone and bubbling gas pushed forth from the seabed. Experts say the island was formed by the massive…

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2013. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United…

Schools criticized for bans on dreadlocks, Afros

“Why are you so sad?” a TV reporter asked the little girl with a bright pink bow in her hair. “Because they didn’t like my dreads,” she sobbed, wiping her tears. “I think that they should let me…

Chinese court jails singers’ teen son over rape

BEIJING (AP) — The teenage son of two celebrity singers for the Chinese military was convicted of rape Thursday and sentenced to 10 years in prison, in a case the public closely watched for signs of leniency because…

Spacecraft docks at orbiting Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station early Thursday, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting outpost to six. Michael Hopkins of the United States and Russians…

Police say rebel attacks kill 10 in Indian Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Police say suspected separatist rebels stormed into a police station in the Indian portion of Kashmir and shot and killed at least five police officers. No group immediately claimed responsibility for Thursday’s attack in…

Yankees lose to Rays 8-3 and miss playoffs

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees failed to make the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, getting mathematically eliminated Wednesday night during an 8-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Evan Longoria homered…