Jordan’s king warns of sectarian ‘destruction’

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s king has warned that ethnic and sectarian violence could lead to the “destruction” of the Muslim world. Abdullah II’s remarks came at a conference in the Jordanian capital on Tuesday of 100 religious…

Pistorius, Steenkamp family reps ‘talking’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lawyer for the family of Oscar Pistorius’ slain girlfriend said Tuesday that representatives of the two families were in contact, possibly over an out-of-court settlement that would compensate Reeva Steenkamp’s parents for her killing…

Review: New TiVo delivers for avid TV viewers

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — When I bought my first TiVo digital video recorder in 2001, I was a real trendsetter. “You can really pause live television?” friends asked with wonder. “You don’t have to rewind a tape when…

Stock futures rise after 4-day sell-off

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are edging higher after a four-day sell-off that shaved more than 300 points off the Dow Jones industrial average. U.S. markets are bucking global indexes, which continued to be hammered Tuesday by…

EU bans fish from Faeroe Isles in spat over stocks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is escalating a spat over fishing quotas with the tiny Faeroe Islands in what it calls a bid to prevent overfishing. The EU Commission, the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm, said Tuesday it…

Russian female runners: Kisses not a protest

MOSCOW (AP) — Quick kisses exchanged by four Russian female sprinters, exuberant after winning a relay race at the world championships in Moscow, have set off a flurry of speculation that they were protesting Russia’s new controversial law…

Fence to be installed at Sandy Hook School

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Newtown, Conn., say crews will soon install a black iron fence to block the driveway of the school where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in December. The News-Times reports…

British paper details confrontation with UK spies

LONDON (AP) — The British government has defended the detention of a journalist’s partner for nine hours at Heathrow Airport, saying authorities “have a duty to protect the public and our national security.” Police used an anti-terrorism law…
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Settlement reached in deadly NYC crane accident

NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a construction worker killed in a New York City crane accident have settled their wrongful death lawsuit for $1 million. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/1cWbX2F ) says Yonkers insurance company Liberty Mutual…

Budget cuts reduce Ohio Head Start by 1,800 kids

CINCINNATI (AP) — The number of low-income children in Head Start’s preschool programs in Ohio will drop by more than 1,800 during this school year because of au……

Autopsies on RI woman, son inconclusive

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Medical Examiners Office says autopsies on a woman and young boy found dead in a car in Warwick over the weekend showed no signs of trauma or disease. Thirty-nine-year-old Kathleen Frink…

Doctor details Boston Marathon suspect’s injuries

BOSTON (AP) — The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect suffered multiple gunshot wounds including one to the face, a skull fracture, and various other injuries when he was captured hiding in a boat in a Watertown backyard, according…

Search warrant reveals details in Facebook killing

MIAMI (AP) — A newly released search warrant reveals a South Miami man told detectives he shot his wife five to six times before posting a confession and a picture of her body on Facebook. The Miami Herald…

Turkey: Israel behind Egyptian leader’s ouster

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s prime minister says Israel was behind the ouster of Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, and that Turkey has evidence to prove it. The evidence that Recep Tayyip Erdogan had to offer, however, was…

Doctor details Boston Marathon suspect’s injuries

BOSTON (AP) — The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect suffered multiple gunshot wounds including one to the face, a skull fracture, and various other injuries when he was captured hiding in a boat in a Watertown backyard, according…

UK man jailed for making fake bomb detectors

LONDON (AP) — A British businessman who was convicted of making and selling fake bomb detectors has been jailed for seven years. Gary Bolton sold the homemade plastic devices to international clients for up to 10,000 pounds (US$15,668)…
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Fire damages home

Firefighters said the blaze started in a car parked in a driveway in Youngstown, and then quickly spread to the side of the house.…