UN worried about Philippines’ humanitarian crisis

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United Nations voiced concern Wednesday over the fate of more than 100,000 Filipinos displaced by two weeks of fighting between government troops and Muslim rebels, saying they were at risk of disease from…

Police searching for teen in mom, brother slaying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A teenager from a Las Vegas suburb remained on the loose Wednesday amid a national manhunt and charges he killed his mother and 9-year-old brother just a day after celebrating his 16th birthday with…

Survey: Asia edged out by NAmerica in wealth list

HONG KONG (AP) — Some 300,000 people joined Asia’s millionaire ranks last year, according to a world wealth report released Wednesday, which also found that the region slipped behind a rebounding North America. The report by CapGemini and…

US Indian girl in adoption dispute gets home

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — For the first two years of her life, Veronica lived in South Carolina with her two adoptive parents. For the next two, she was in the custody of her Native American father in…

Israel minister criticizes boycott of Iran speech

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli minister is criticizing the prime minister’s instruction to Israel’s U.N. delegation to boycott the Iranian president’s speech at the General Assembly. Finance Minister Yair Lapid said in a statement that Benjamin Netanyahu’s…

Ex-Guatemala soldier on trial in US

RIVERSIDE, California (AP) — Details of the massacre were gruesome: 160 Guatemalan men, women and children beaten with a sledgehammer, thrown down a well, shot and grenaded by the army. Three decades on, that grisly portrait is being…

Girl in adoption dispute gets permanent home

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the first two years of her life, Veronica lived in South Carolina with her two adoptive parents. For the next two, she was in the custody of her Native American father in Oklahoma.…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0800 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

AEG lawyer to follow cinematic final argument

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long running trial of Katherine Jackson vs. AEG Live LLC took a cinematic turn during closing arguments as a lawyer for Michael Jackson’s family escorted jurors on a Hollywood style tour of the…

100 factories shut in Bangladesh workers’ protest

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police have used batons, rubber bullets and tear gas to stop protests by garment workers in Bangladesh who want higher wages while factory owners fear they may miss shipment to the United States and…

Ohio uses execution drug, for last time, on killer

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio planned to execute a white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage at his suburban Cleveland apartment complex, using a lethal…

Columbus police HQ evacuated after emergency call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a report of an explosion that triggered the evacuation of the Columbus Police Department headquarters Tuesday night was related to a nearby construction project. The police department said on Twitter that the…

Pakistan militant Sunni group targets minorities

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Sunni militant group known for targeting rival Muslims has emerged as a dangerous new player in Pakistan, sending a pair of suicide bombers this week to detonate themselves inside a church in the deadliest…

French budget tries to turn page but growth weak

PARIS (AP) — The French government has declared the economic crisis over and is promising that its budget for next year will bring growth and jobs, but experts are criticizing the proposal from all sides and a true…

‘Yellow brick road’ leading to Mass. pirate booty

BREWSTER, Mass. (AP) — He calls it “the yellow brick road” because it’s literally sprinkled with gold dust. This road runs along Cape Cod’s shifting seafloor, and undersea explorer Barry Clifford believes it leads to undiscovered treasure from…

NCAA decision to cut Penn St. penalties welcomed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA’s decision to dial back one of the penalties against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal has drawn positive reaction from students and others associated with the university,…

Dispute over Newtown 911 tapes tests new Conn. law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dispute over the 911 recordings from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is shaping up as a test of a new Connecticut law — adopted in response to the massacre — that…

Emmy Awards score with viewers, but so do dramas

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers tuned in to see TV stars celebrating each other but didn’t ignore what else the medium had to offer. The Nielsen ratings company said that on the night that “Breaking Bad” won…

Field cut to 2 in race to succeed Menino in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The two candidates who emerged from a crowded field as finalists to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas Menino now face the difficult task of winning over an electorate that still seems decidedly uncertain over the city’s…

Private firms under scrutiny after Okla. escape

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) — Guards shuttling inmates wearing street clothes inexplicably left eight of them alone in their transport van — with the keys — frustrating a local police chief called out to round up the prisoners after…