Prosecution: Woman screamed, then Pistorius fired

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African court ahead of the expected indictment of the double-amputee Olympian on a premeditated murder charge. Pistorius stood Monday in the dock of the Pretoria courtroom…

Ukraine weddings can bring sickness before health

RUZHYN, Ukraine (AP) — It was meant to be the happiest day of her life. Instead, Yulia Yukhimets’ wedding ended with her being rushed to the hospital, weak, pale and hooked to an IV — together with nearly…

Capital murder trial begins for Arizona fugitive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys will deliver their opening statements Monday in the capital murder trial of an Arizona inmate who escaped from prison and is accused of killing an Oklahoma couple who were traveling…

Campaign seeks to push Seattle minimum wage to $15

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and…

Israel quietly maintains ties with Egyptian army

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is quietly and carefully watching the turmoil in neighboring Egypt while maintaining close contacts with the Egyptian military amid concerns that the escalating crisis could weaken their common battle against Islamic militants in the…

Lawyers summing up in Manning sentencing hearing

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge is hearing closing arguments in Bradley Manning’s sentencing hearing in the WikiLeaks case. Col. Denise Lind says she’ll hear the summations Monday at Maryland’s Fort Meade before deliberating on the…

Quotations of the day

“He is a sexual predator. He has abused the power of his office. He can’t possibly lead or possibly reclaim his ability to lead.” — Rachel Laing, spokeswoman for the recall campaign against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.…

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 0700 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

Militants kill 25 Egyptian policemen in Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Suspected militants on Monday ambushed two mini-buses carrying off-duty policemen in Egypt’s northern Sinai, killing 25 of them execution-style and wounding two, security officials said. The militants forced the two vehicles to stop, ordered…

California city becomes rarity: a 2 newspaper town

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The latest experiment in American journalism is a throwback: a new daily newspaper to compete against an established one in a big city. The front page of Monday’s debut edition of the Long…

Hagel holds first Pentagon talks with Chinese

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his first Pentagon meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faces a familiar agenda marked with tensions over U.S. missile defenses, Chinese cyberattacks and other issues. But if the talks follow form,…

Mexico heads back to school with flawed textbooks

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican children troop back into their classrooms Monday, and they’re going to have a quick lesson: Not just school kids make mistakes. Their brand new textbooks have the kinds of errors that they are…

Silicon Valley keenly awaits latest Lego robot kit

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Few are more excited about Lego’s new Mindstorms sets rolling out next month than Silicon Valley engineers. Many of them were drawn to the tech sector by the flagship kits that came on…

San Diego mayor set to return amid recall drive

SAN DIEGO (AP) — According to the age-old saying, time heals all. But for Mayor Bob Filner, his troubles have only continued to mount while he was away in therapy. Even the local Hooters restaurants have posted signs…

Post-vacation, Obama to face Egypt, spending talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh from a weeklong vacation, President Barack Obama has to confront such issues as the crisis in Egypt and federal spending before getting back out on the road to sell his economic proposals. Obama returned…

Lengthy federal role in civil rights cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost as soon as George Zimmerman was pronounced “not guilty” in a Florida courtroom, the cry went up. The U.S. government must get “justice for Trayvon,” insisted protesters angry about the fatal shooting of unarmed…

NYPD faces prospect of 2 new, separate watchdogs

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of burnishing a reputation as one of the nation’s most potent police forces, the New York Police Department appears poised to become one of the most closely monitored. A federal judge this…

Torrential rains shut down Philippine capital

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Torrential rains brought the Philippine capital to a standstill Monday, submerging some areas in waist-deep floodwaters and making streets impassable to vehicles while thousands of people across coastal and mountainous northern regions fled to…

Most inmates recaptured from Indonesia jail break

MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Security forces have retaken control of an overcrowded prison in western Indonesia following a riot, and have recaptured most of the estimated 30 convicts who escaped. Local police chief Lt. Col. Japerson Sinaga says…