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…

Rocket launches from Va. carrying student projects

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — A NASA rocket carrying experiments developed by university students from across the nation has been launched from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket was launched at 6…

Crews successfully conduct burnout at Idaho town

PINE, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters were kept on high alert with a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast Tuesday that could pose problems as crews fight a fast-moving wildfire near a remote Idaho hamlet where residents have been…

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners before talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official says Israel is moving forward with a plan to build nearly 900 new settlement housing units in east Jerusalem. The plan is in addition to an earlier announcement this week of some…

Nigeria: Floods kill 1, make 575 homeless in Kano

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Officials say floods from heavy rains killed one person and left 575 people homeless in northern Nigeria’s biggest city of Kano. Regional emergency disaster manager Musa Ilallah says rescuers still are searching Tuesday for…

Cambodia: US military cooperation only postponed

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia on Tuesday disputed a U.S. claim that it has suspended or canceled international military cooperation programs with Washington in the wake of the country’s recent disputed election. Lt. Gen. Nem Sowath, the…

Poachers kill rhino in Nairobi National Park

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan Wildlife Service officials say armed poachers shot and killed a white rhino and cut off its horn in Nairobi National Park, the first poaching death of a rhino in the urban park in…