Stock market ekes out small gains; Apple climbs

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market fell Tuesday as a rise in Treasury yields pushed down interest-rate sensitive stocks such as homebuilders, utilities and phone companies. The yield on the 10-year note climbed close to its highest…

Ex-leader of Germany’s Left Party dies at age 71

BERLIN (AP) — Lothar Bisky, who led the leftist party of former East German communists following German reunification, has died at age 71. Bisky’s death was announced by a Left Party leader, Gregor Gysi. He said Bisky died…
Craig Beach fire

Fire burns 2 houses

A longstanding dispute between Milton Township and Craig Beach may have caused a second home to be destroyed by a fire in the village on Tuesday.…

Art theft trial in Romania adjourned

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The trial of six Romanians accused of stealing masterpieces from a Dutch museum was adjourned for a month Tuesday, shortly after it began, with the chief suspect’s lawyer denying claims the paintings have been…

Nigeria 1st African nation to ratify arms treaty

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s foreign minister says his is the first African country to sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty marking “resolute and unyielding” efforts to deny arms to terrorists, pirates and bandits. Foreign Minister Olugbenga…

Incoming top Iran diplomat backs ‘nuclear rights’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s incoming foreign minister says he will not back down from fighting for Iran’s right to maintain its disputed nuclear program. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks during a Tuesday confirmation hearing before parliament,…

Disfigured Spanish fresco is hit for artist, town

MADRID (AP) — A year ago, a botched restoration of a fresco of Christ by a Spanish retiree drew guffaws. Now, 81-year-old artist Cecilia Gimenez is having the last laugh. Juan Maria Ojeda, an official in Borja, a…

Russia: Surgeon stole heroin found in stomach

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police say they have arrested a surgeon who stole some of the heroin he had been called on to extract from the stomach of a suspected drug mule. Police in the Siberian region of…
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Report: Mom left kids during theft

An East Palestine woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that she left her infant children inside her car for nearly one hour while she attempted to shoplift from Walmart. …

Burkina Faso responds to protests over new Senate

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s president has called on a government committee to assess plans for a controversial new Senate that spurred large-scale demonstrations last month. Critics believe Blaise Compaore plans to use the new Senate,…

Pa. man gets 30 years for trying to procure girl

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania man will spend 30 years in federal prison for trying to procure an 11-year-old girl for sex, only to find she didn’t e……

Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are inching mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported a pickup in retail sales last month. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up two points, or 0.1…

Egypt’s rival sides upset with new governors

CAIRO (AP) — Police have fired tear gas as clashes erupted during rallies by hundreds of supporters of Egypt’s Islamist president in front of government buildings in the heart of Cairo. Security officials and witnesses say the fighting…

Mother, daughter, 5, killed in Chicago shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police say a 5-year-old girl and her 28-year-old mother have died after they were shot in the head. Authorities haven’t released their names, but police say their bodies were found shortly after midnight Tuesday…

Official: Bodies of 8 abducted Afghans found

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial official says the bodies of eight Afghans abducted last week and then killed by insurgents have been found, dumped along the country’s main north-south highway. Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy governor of Ghazni…

Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 5, to Sunday, August 11, via Facebook, Tumblr,…

Pa. boy, 15, jailed in attack on disabled friend

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pittsburgh teen attacked his disabled best friend over a girl, choking him from behind and beating him until he was unconscious. The 15-year-old suspect, Kenneth Murphy, is being held in Allegheny County…

Fan who died in fall went to several games a month

ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of a Georgia man who died after falling from the upper deck of Turner Field in Atlanta says her son was a lifelong Braves fan who followed the team through losing seasons as…