Israeli soldier abducted, killed by Palestinian

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s intelligence agency says a Palestinian lured an Israeli soldier to a village in the West Bank and killed him. The Shin Bet agency says the soldier’s body was found in a well early on…

Microloans surging in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A daycare provider needed cribs and high chairs. A coffee truck needed a generator. A couple renting party supplies needed to move from a garage into a storefront. When these Silicon Valley small…

Russia warns Ukraine against EU deal

YALTA, Ukraine (AP) — A top Russian official has warned Ukraine against signing a landmark trade and cooperation agreement with the European Union, saying Moscow would retaliate with trade restrictions that could push this ex-Soviet republic toward default.…

Chiquita seeks dismissal in Colombian case

MIAMI (AP) — Faced with potentially billions of dollars in legal liability, Chiquita Brands International is asking a federal appeals court to block lawsuits filed against it in the U.S. by thousands of Colombians whose relatives were killed…

NATO: 3 troops killed in Afghan insider attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says three international troops have been killed when an individual wearing an Afghan National Security Forces uniform shot them in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday. Afghan Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi, a Defense Ministry spokesman,…

Ohio city tunes up for annual festival

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati area is tuning up for an annual music festival that will feature 175 bands this year. The MidPoint Music Festival runs Sept. 26-28, wit……

Ohio attorney general launches video contest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has launched a video contest that will give Ohio school students a chance to win up to $2,500 in college scholars……

More cracks found at Ohio nuclear plant

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The operator of an Ohio nuclear plant along Lake Erie has found more cracks in the concrete building housing the reactor. FirstEnergy Nuclear Opera……

Cruz, Lee plan on ‘Obamacare’ unnerves some in GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ted Cruz and Mike Lee stand as the Senate’s dynamic duo for conservatives, crusading against President Barack Obama’s health care law while infuriating many congressional Republicans with a tactic they consider futile, self-serving and detrimental…

Tentative deal in dispute over NY heiress’ will

NEW YORK (AP) — A tentative deal has been reached in a New York court fight over the will of an eccentric Montana copper mining heiress. A person familiar with the case tells The Associated Press on Saturday…

39 dead in Kenya mall attack; hostages still held

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen threw grenades and opened fire Saturday at Nairobi’s most upscale mall, witnesses and police said. Large pockets of people trapped in the mall came streaming out over the course of an hour. At…

Cambodian opposition asks king to delay parliament

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian opposition supporters gathered at the royal palace Saturday and delivered a petition to the king calling on him to postpone the opening of parliament until the country’s political deadlock is resolved. Hundreds…

Lawmaker: Taliban abduction left her ‘even braver’

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban kidnappers moved her to at least 13 homes, made her sleep on the ground, and kept asking where she’d been, what she’d done and whom she knew. Every few days, she would…

Report: US came close nuclear disaster in 1961

LONDON (AP) — A U.S. hydrogen bomb nearly detonated on the nation’s east coast, with a single switch averting a blast which would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that flattened Hiroshima, a newly published…

Tunisia talks end in stalemate after assassination

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The head of a Tunisian labor union negotiating with the Islamist-led government to end weeks of political paralysis following the assassination of an opposition figure says the talks have failed. Houcine Abassi said Saturday…

Quotations of the day

“We can do a lot of really good policing. … We can reduce crime, like we’re doing, but we’re not going to have success occur as long as these guns keep flowing into our community.” Chicago Police Superintendent…

Assault on Iraq funeral, other attacks kill 96

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide assault on a police headquarters and other insurgent attacks in northern Iraq killed 10 members of the security forces on Saturday, police said. The attacks are the latest in a months-long surge of…

Survey attempts to number Detroit’s stray dogs

DETROIT (AP) — It doesn’t matter to Jessie Clarke how many stray or loose dogs are roaming the ruins of Detroit. Even one or two are far too many. On Clarke’s left arm is scar tissue from dozens…