Dubai building cleared after woman threatens blast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai authorities say they have evacuated a government building after an Uzbek woman claiming to have explosives demanded to see officials to discuss a paternity dispute. A statement from Dubai’s Media Office…

Trustee could bring more claims in 38 Studios case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal bankruptcy trustee in the 38 Studios case wants to explore opening a second legal front in the bid to recoup losses from the failed $75 million state investment in former Red Sox…

Japan’s Miyazaki to retire after 11 feature films

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s animation studio says “The Wind Rises,” in competition at the Venice Film Festival, will be his last film. Koju Hoshino announced Miyazaki’s intention to retire Sunday, but declined to take…

Silicon Valley patent office shelved

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Silicon Valley’s high-tech firms are fighting what they consider a deeply personal federal cut this summer that shelves a planned patent office in this innovation-fueled region. While most of the country is feeling…

Strong quake hits Indonesia; no tsunami threat

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia on Sunday, causing panic among residents in East Timor, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and there was no danger of a tsunami.…
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Howland at Harding Preview

The Howland Tigers travel to Mollenkopf Stadium to take on the Raiders this Friday in a week two showdown.…

Jury hears of Jackson’s friendships with doctors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Michael Jackson, a trip to the doctor’s office sometimes wasn’t just paying a visit to a health care provider. It was paying a visit to a trusted friend. A jury has been hearing…

Jury hears of Jackson’s friendships with doctors

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Michael Jackson, a trip to the doctor’s office sometimes wasn’t just paying a visit to a health care provider. It was paying a visit to a trusted friend. A jury has been hearing…

Workers’ protests highlight fast-food economics

NEW YORK (AP) — American fast-food workers often earn about $7.25 an hour to make the $3 chicken sandwiches and 99-cent tacos that generate billions of dollars in profit each year for McDonald’s and other chains. Thousands of…

UN says over 800 people killed in Iraq in August

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 800 people were killed in Iraq in violence throughout August, the UN said Sunday. That was down somewhat from July, but still one of the highest monthly tolls in recent years. Violence in…

Egypt destroys homes for possible Gaza buffer zone

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials and residents say the military has demolished 13 homes along the Gaza Strip border in the Sinai peninsula as a buffer zone is considered to reduce weapons smuggling and illegal crossings by…

Mandela discharged from hospital, returns home

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela, 95, was discharged from hospital on Sunday while still in critical condition and was taken by ambulance to his Johannesburg home where he will receive intensive care, the office of South Africa’s president…

Immigration bill knot: ‘Special’ citizenship path

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress wrestles with immigration legislation, a central question is whether the 11 million immigrants already in the United States illegally should get a path to citizenship. The answer from a small but growing number…

Director: ‘Night Moves’ not a political statement

Associated Press (AP) — Indie filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, for the sake of her dog, drives back and forth between her New York home and the Oregonian landscape that shapes her films, noting along the way the increasing toll…

Bomb kills 9 soldiers in northwest Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani army says a bomb blast has killed its three soldiers in a tribal region near its border with Afghanistan. An army statement says the roadside bomb exploded Sunday in a village near Miran…

Protester killed by gunfire in southern Thailand

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) — One protester was killed by gunfire and another was seriously wounded Sunday at the site of a blockade in southern Thailand where rubber farmers have been protesting for more than a week against…

David Frost, known for Nixon interview, dies at 74

LONDON (AP) — Veteran broadcaster David Frost, who won fame around the world for his interview with former President Richard Nixon, has died, his family told the BBC. He was 74. Frost died of a heart attack on…

New SF-Oakland Bay Bridge on track to open

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Decades after part of the old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed in a 1989 earthquake, and following billions of dollars in cost overruns and other problems, a new eastern span is set to open…