Mars food study researchers emerge from experiment

HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers who have spent nearly four months simulating what it’s like to live on Mars are emerging from their experiment on a barren Hawaii lava field. The NASA-funded study is researching what foods astronauts might…

Actor’s custody case sparks parental-rights fight

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A child custody case involving “The Lost Boys” actor Jason Patric and his ex-girlfriend has grown into a heated battle in the California Legislature about whether certain sperm donors should be granted parental rights.…

Banksy 2008 street mural goes up for auction

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For the first time in the United States, an original Banksy street mural is going up for auction. The executive director of Julien’s Auctions, Martin Nolan, says the company will sell Banksy’s 2008 Los…

2 Italian climbers die in Mont Blanc avalanche

PARIS (AP) — An avalanche in the French Alps killed two Italian mountain climbers and injured another on Tuesday, rescue officials said. The injured Italian climber was evacuated to a hospital in nearby Annecy, 25 miles (41 kilomters)…

Oprah ‘sorry’ for Switzerland’s flap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey says she’s “sorry” a media frenzy emerged after saying she experienced racism during a trip to Switzerland. “I think that incident in Switzerland was just an incident in Switzerland. I’m really sorry…

India, Pakistan trade more accusations of firings

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India and Pakistan have again accused each other of firing across their disputed Kashmir border on Tuesday, the latest in a series of allegations of cross-border attacks made by both over the past week.…

NM apartment seen in ‘Breaking Bad’ for rent

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque apartment used in scenes of “Breaking Bad” is for rent. The University of New Mexico-area apartment is available for new tenants and was used by the character of Jesse Pinkman, played by…

Hillary Clinton calls for election reform

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Potential 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton kicked off a series of speeches on Monday with a call to combat what she called an “assault on voting rights.” She spent most of her 45-minute talk…

To guests, Fla. sinkhole sounded like thunderstorm

CLERMONT, Fla. (AP) — It sounded like a thunderstorm as windows broke and the ground shook, but vacationers who were awakened at a resort villa near Orlando, Fla., soon realized the building was starting to collapse — parts…

Bales’ defense wants prosecutors off slayings case

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for the American soldier convicted of killing 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids last year will push to have the entire prosecution team removed from the case before his sentencing next week. John Henry…

Syrian opposition report maps post-Assad rule

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Prominent Syrian opposition figures are presenting a plan for a political transition should President Bashar Assad’s government fall. The report by about 300 activists, including military leaders and members of the main opposition group,…

Musk’s ‘Hyperloop’ transport idea has sci-fi feel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The concept sounds like something from the comic books that billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk read religiously as a boy: a capsule that speeds along as fast as sound, carrying people between major cities, never…

Passenger gives birth on Royal Air Maroc flight

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A passenger on a Royal Air Maroc flight from Casablanca, Morocco, to Bologna, Italy, gave birth to a boy mid-air. The official Moroccan news agency MAP says that the 39-year-old woman went into labor…

Cholera outbreak in northeast Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial official says a cholera outbreak at a village in northeast Afghanistan has infected 1,492 people, killed a young woman and left another 100 in critical condition. Abdul Marouf Rasekh, a spokesman for…

Boss: Manning wasn’t too mentally unstable to work

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning are pinpointing his supervisors’ failure to take actions that could have prevented him from disclosing classified information through WikiLeaks. The witness lineup for the sentencing hearing Tuesday…

IUPUI students, faculty to show off high-tech game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A sprawling multiplayer “alternate reality” game featuring costumed performers, computer animation and a smartphone application will be a centerpiece of the annual Gen Con gaming convention that starts later this week in Indianapolis. The game…

India, Pakistan trade more accusations of firings

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India and Pakistan have again accused each other of firing across the rivals’ disputed Kashmir border, the latest in a series of allegations of cross-border attacks made by both sides. An Indian army commander…

California teen is home after harrowing rescue

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 16-year-old girl who was rescued during an FBI shootout with her captor in the Idaho wilderness is resting at home with family and friends to begin what her father says will be a…

Thai police seek to monitor chat app for crimes

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have asked the operator of the “Line” instant messaging app for access to records of online chats. Technology Crime Suppression commander Pisit Paoin says Tuesday that police want to review the data of…

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 0800 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…