ATF kept out of the loop after Navy Yard shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Within hours of the Navy Yard shootings, the FBI had traced the gunman’s recent shotgun purchase and sent agents to the shop in northern Virginia where he bought it. Left out of the loop was…

Spain’s King to undergo hip surgery Tuesday

MADRID (AP) — The royal palace says Spain’s king is to undergo a hip operation this week on a suspected infection that is hampering his ability to walk. Miguel Cabanela, a specialist surgeon who flew in from Mayo…

Computer mishap delays space station supply ship

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) — A computer problem has put off the arrival of a private company’s new cargo ship at the International Space Station. Orbital Sciences Corp. says its Cygnus capsule will not pull up at the…

Computer mishap delays space station supply ship

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A computer problem has put off the arrival of a private company’s new cargo ship at the International Space Station. Orbital Sciences Corp. says its Cygnus capsule will not pull up at the…

Rihanna poses with protected primate in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — Pop star Rihanna spent a weekend at the beach in Thailand, leaving behind a trail of racy tweets and incriminating Instagram photographs that led police to arrest two people for allegedly peddling protected primates. On…

Obama says fight for gun laws ‘ought to obsess us’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to mourn the men and women killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting at a memorial service in their honor. Sunday’s late-afternoon service is being held at the Marine Barracks…

Suicide attack on Pakistani church kills 78 people

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A suicide bomb attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 52 people and wounded over 100 Sunday, officials said, in one of the worst assaults on the country’s Christian minority…

Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake shine at iHeartRadio

LAS VEGAS (AP) — There’s a reason why Bruno Mars is set to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. The pop crooner was in perfect form at the iHeartRadio music festival Saturday night at the MGM Grand…

Obama says fight for gun laws ‘ought to obsess us’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to mourn the men and women killed in the Washington Navy Yard shooting at a memorial service in their honor. Sunday’s late-afternoon service is being held at the Marine Barracks…

Kenya mall crisis: Fate of hostages not clear

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Multiple barrages of gunfire erupted Sunday morning from the upscale Kenyan mall where there is a hostage standoff with Islamic extremists nearly 24 hours after they attacked using grenades and assault rifles. Two wounded…

Former Dutch queen Beatrix breaks cheek bone

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Princess Beatrix, the former Dutch queen, has undergone surgery after falling and breaking a cheekbone, the Royal House announced Sunday. Beatrix, 75, was operated on Sunday morning after the fall and will remain…

SKorea separated families sad over aborted reunion

NAMYANGJU, South Korea (AP) — Chang Choon didn’t get much sleep as he prepared to travel to North Korea this week to see his brother and sister for the first time in 62 years. But the anticipation of…

Israel to allow construction materials into Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian border official says Israel is allowing construction materials into the Gaza Strip for the first time in six years, allowing them to be used by private builders. Israel barred the…

WWII soldier’s letter finally reaches daughter

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A World War II soldier’s heartfelt letter to his daughter has finally reached her, seven decades after it was written. Peggy Eddington-Smith received the letter penned by her father, Pfc. John Eddington, as well…

Builders, soldiers hustle to reconnect Colo. towns

DENVER (AP) — After days of cleanup and repairs, transportation officials have reopened several state highways in the aftermath of powerful floods that ripped bridges and roads in northern Colorado, severely restricting travel in populated areas. With more…

Pope offers hope to Sardinia’s poor, unemployed

CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) — Pope Francis has denounced the global economic system that “idolizes” money over man as he traveled to one of Italy’s poorest regions to offer hope to the unemployed and business owners struggling to hang…

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…

4 dead, 3 hurt in car, pickup crash north of LA

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — A car and a pickup truck collided on a rural desert road Saturday night in northern Los Angeles County, killing four young people and leaving three others critically injured. Firefighters arrived at the scene…