Mali: Tuareg man slain while back home to vote

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Officials say an ethnic Tuareg man, who went home to northern Mali to vote, was killed by an angry mob. A spokesman for the Tuareg group, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad,…

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. Th……

Tibetan government-in-exile’s site hit by hackers

LONDON (AP) — Security researchers say the website of Tibet’s government-in-exile has been rigged to infect the computers of Chinese-speaking visitors, the latest in a series of cyberattacks against Tibetan activists. Kaspersky Lab said Tuesday that attackers modified…

Police say girl died after being caught in storm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police have called off the search for a missing girl after a body was found under a bridge following heavy rain in Colorado Springs, Colo. Police tell KRDO-TV (http://tinyurl.com/l6hbvrn ) the body was…

Man charged with fatally shooting another in W. Pa

RUFFSDALE, Pa. (AP) — State police have charged a western Pennsylvania man with fatally shooting another in the driveway of a residence, after a dispute over money. On……

Soccer-loving pope cheers Messi, other players

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two big-name Argentines have had a VIP meeting at the Vatican — Pope Francis and Barcelona football star Lionel Messi. The player, his fellow teammates on the Argentine national soccer squad as well as…

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: Black empowerment tops agenda

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe says his party won “a resounding mandate” from voters to complete a sweeping black empowerment program to take over foreign and white-owned assets. Mugabe said Tuesday the program in…

Fan who died in stadium fall was a 29-year-old man

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities identified a fan who died after falling more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta’s Turner Field as a 29-year-old man. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office early Tuesday identified the man…

Mali’s new president Keita faces Tuareg challenge

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s new president-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita is now presented with the challenge of finding a resolution to the simmering separatist rebellion in the country’s north. Based on his recent campaign visit to the rebel’s…

Florida’s porous peninsula leads to sinkholes

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sections of a building at a resort near Orlando’s theme park district collapsed into a sinkhole late Sunday, forcing the evacuation of 105 guests in the structure and also dozens of visitors staying in…

Charlatans drummer Jon Brookes dies at 44

LONDON (AP) — Jon Brookes, drummer with British indie rock band The Charlatans, has died. He was 44 and had been treated for brain cancer. The band said on its website that Brooks died in a hospital Tuesday.…

Kuwait pulls cleric from TV for sectarian comments

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Government officials in Kuwait have pulled a prominent cleric off television over previous comments they say are stoking sectarian tensions and supporting an al-Qaida-linked rebel group in Syria. Information Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Homood told…
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Pipeline fire lights up sky in Ill.; no injuries

ERIE, Ill. (AP) — A fuel pipeline beneath a western Illinois cornfield has exploded, sending flames 300 feet into the sky and prompting dozens of evacuations, fire officials said. The massive Whiteside County fire was reported around 11:15…

Car bombings in Iraq kill 7 people

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two car bombs, one of which exploded near a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad, have killed 7 people. Police officials say the mosque bombing took place on Tuesday as worshippers were leaving…

Restrained mourning for Dutch prince Friso

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch are mourning the death of Prince Friso with reserve and restraint — fitting to a man who avoided publicity and surrendered his place in the line of succession to marry his wife. Friso…

Bulger juror describes ‘stressful’ deliberations

BOSTON (AP) — A juror in the trial of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (BUHL’-jur) describes “stressful” deliberations with “all kinds of dissension” that involved slamming doors and walkouts. The jury deliberated for more than 32 hours over…

Sandy hero’s Staten Island house destroyed by fire

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who used a small boat to rescue his neighbors during Superstorm Sandy has lost his house to a fire. Peter Vadola’s home was spared when Sandy devastated the Staten…

Wagnerian tenor Spas Wenkoff dies at age 84

VIENNA (AP) — The Vienna State Opera says Wagnerian tenor Spas Wenkoff has died at age 84. A statement from the opera says Wenkoff died Monday in his Upper Austrian home town of Bad Ischl. No cause of…