Egypt draft constitution seen ready in November

CAIRO (AP) — A 50-member panel tasked with amending Egypt’s Islamist-tilted constitution will complete its work by early November, wrapping up the first phase of a road map announced by the country’s military chief when he ousted Islamist…

US Navy helicopter crashes; search on for 5 crew

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a helicopter has crashed in the Red Sea and a search is underway for five crew members aboard. A statement from the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet says the MH-60S Knighthawk went…

Parts of Nebraska see record flooding

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Record flooding continues in western and central Nebraska as the water that inundated Colorado flows east. But it appeared to cause few major problems because communities were able to prepare. The National Weather…

Higher shrimp import duties from 5 countries nixed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Shrimp processors have lost a call for higher duties on frozen shrimp imported from five countries — China, Vietnam, Ecuador, India and Malaysia. The U.S. International Trade Commission rejected the proposal 4-2 Friday, saying…

Surf industry hopes surf parks will expand sport

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Some of surfing’s biggest names aren’t just catching waves. They’re also talking about making them. Surf parks — massive pools with repeating, artificial waves — are the latest buzzword in the surf community,…

Intercontinental missile test-launched from Calif.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile from the California coast in a test flight. The Minuteman 3 blasted off around 3 a.m. Sunday from an underground…

Migrants’ DNA could help ID missing Guatemalans

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Aracely Garrido returned to her native Guatemala last month to bury one of 13 family members who disappeared during the country’s decades-long civil war and was identified years later through DNA from surviving…

Governor open to using National Guard to fight gun violence

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s open to sending National Guard troops or state police to assist Chicago police with curbing violence if city officials want the help. He says state police have helped in…

Small plane lands on major Chicago roadway

CHICAGO (AP) — The pilot of a single-engine plane has made an emergency landing along Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive because of mechanical issues. John Pederson told the Chicago Sun-Times he was flying over the lakefront about 6 a.m.…

Close ties between White House, NSA spying review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by public unease about new details of spying by the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama selected a panel of advisers he described as independent experts to scrutinize the NSA’s surveillance programs to be…

NYC neighborhood of dismembered boy to get cameras

NEW YORK (AP) — In a city that’s ramped up surveillance since the 9/11 attacks, the next big installation of security cameras is not in the bustle of midtown Manhattan or near a well-known tourist attraction but in…

Hollywood honors British influence before Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Spacey’s star turn in the Emmy-nominated series “House of Cards” actually had its beginnings on British television. So it was no surprise when the Oscar winner and Emmy nominee walked the red carpet…

Hollywood and Britain team up before Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Spacey’s Emmy-nominated Netflix series “House of Cards” had British beginnings. So it’s no surprise the actor walked the red carpet Saturday at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts pre-Emmy tea in…

Suicide attack at Christian church kills 75

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan say 75 people were killed when a pair of suicide bombers detonated their explosives outside a historic church after services today. More than 100 others were wounded. Officials say the attack…

Catholics cheer pope’s remarks on gays, abortion

NEW YORK (AP) — Catholics around the globe are expressing mixed but mostly positive reactions to Pope Francis’ recent remarks that the church has become too focused on “small-minded rules” on hot-button issues like homosexuality and abortion. At…

‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Modern Family’ crowned at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Netflix’s “House of Cards” vies with cable series “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” for best drama honors at the Emmy Awards, it will be a milestone in the coming-of-age of online entertainment. The…

Merkel triumphs in German vote but allies crushed

BERLIN (AP) — German election officials say early indications of turnout in the country’s national poll Sunday showed more voters casting their ballots than in 2009. The Federal Returning Officer said 41.4 percent of eligible voters had voted…

Typhoon blows into China, kills 33 people in Asia

HONG KONG (AP) — The year’s most powerful typhoon slammed into southern China on Sunday evening, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations, shutting down shipping and putting a nuclear power plant on alert after pummeling parts of the Philippines…

NY Rep. King: Al-Shabab recruited in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the House Homeland Security Committee says the al-Qaida affiliated group behind the deadly attack on an upscale shopping mall in Kenya recruited up to 50 people from Somali American communities in the…

Suicide bomber hits Iraq Sunni funeral, killing 16

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two separate bombings, including a suicide car bomb attack, have killed two security force members and wounded 37 people in the country’s north. Kirkuk Police Brig. Gen. Anwar Mohammed Qadir said a…