UK police checking new information on Diana death

LONDON (AP) — British police say they are examining newly received information relating to the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed, and that officers are assessing the information’s “relevance and credibility.” Scotland Yard declined to provide details…

Rough Olympic warmup for Russia at track worlds

MOSCOW (AP) — Bus drivers ferrying the athletes and fans got lost. Spectators trudged to the stadium on a crude path through trees. Controversy flared over Russia’s anti-gay law. The nine-day track and field world championships, which end…

Cell phone magnate calls for more equitable Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world and more needs to be done here and in Africa to follow the example set by former President Nelson Mandela to build bridges,…

Past gov spokesmen offer spin on Corbett’s woes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett may not be changing his message as he shifts into re-election mode, but for the first time in his nearly three-year tenure heR……

NE Ohio county offers deadbeat amnesty event

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor in northeast Ohio is offering an amnesty event to help deadbeat parents meet their legal and financial responsibilities. Summit Count……

Ohio lawmaker wants to expand death penalty

CLEVELAND (AP) — The case of three Cleveland women held captive for a decade is inspiring an Ohio lawmaker to call for expanding the state’s death penalty law. St……

Russia boat crash kills 4, injures 49

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media report that a boat being piloted by a captain suspected of being drunk has crashed into a barge, killing four people and wounding 49. The Interfax news agency, citing regional police and emergency…

Lesser charges sought in Pa. parking lot slaying

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney is asking a western Pennsylvania judge to reduce homicide charges in a suburban parking lot shooting last fall that authorit……

Lawyer: Cleric cleared in Pakistan blasphemy case

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Saturday dismissed charges against a cleric who accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy and who was arrested last year for allegedly forging evidence against her, his lawyer said. The case…

Erin moving across Atlantic; no threat to land

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Erin is making its way across the Atlantic and could weaken slightly in the next day or two. The National Hurricane Center said Saturday that Erin was centered over the Atlantic Ocean, about…

Gunmen kill 11 near Syrian Christian villages

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Gunmen shot dead 11 people, mostly Christians, near a town in central Syria on Saturday, state media and activists said, an attack described by a local resident as aimed at members of the religious…

German tourist dies in gondola crash in Venice

VENICE, Italy (AP) — A German tourist has died in Venice after the gondola he was riding in crashed into a larger boat ferrying passengers along the Grand Canal. Venice fire chief of staff Giovanni Carlesso says the…

Brazil concerned about hotel price hikes at WCup

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian government is concerned that some hotels listed on FIFA’s website for the 2014 World Cup plan steep price hikes during the tournament and is reportedly considering investigating the FIFA-appointed agency in charge…

Roll Tide! Alabama No. 1 in AP preseason poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama will begin this season the way it ended the last two — No. 1. Nick Saban and the two-time defending national champion Crimson Tide are top-ranked in The Associated Press preseason college football…

Malaysia punishes Singaporean in prayer room row

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities on Saturday revoked the immigration privileges held by a Singaporean man who offended some Muslims by allegedly letting Buddhists use an Islamic prayer room. The case has provoked debate about whether…

NE Ohio festival celebrates an American favorite

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The National Hamburger Festival is under way this weekend in the Ohio city that was home to two brothers who claim they invented the hamburger. The two……

Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities are considering disbanding the Muslim Brotherhood group, a government spokesman said Saturday, as security forces raided a mosque in Cairo where protesters supporting the nation’s ousted president had been barricaded inside. Here are…

Egypt challenges Obama’s Arab Spring philosophy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Arab Spring democracy uprisings spread across the Middle East, President Barack Obama’s response to the political unrest has been to voice support for people seeking representative governments but limit the role the United States…