Oil rises above $107 per barrel

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rose modestly Tuesday as traders waited for more economic news from the U.S. Benchmark crude for September delivery was up 20 cents to $106.31 a barrel at midday Bangkok time in…

Markets solid amid European recovery hopes

BANGKOK (AP) — Japan’s Nikkei stock index posted solid gains Tuesday on hopes for more monetary stimulus and helped pull markets up elsewhere in Asia. The Tokyo benchmark rose 2 percent to 13,794.59, rebounding from a moderate drop…

Beijing cracks down on bizarre apartment-top villa

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing authorities are planning to demolish a bizarre rooftop villa embedded in rocks, trees and bushes that allegedly was built illegally atop a 26-story apartment block in the capital. Haidian district urban management official Dai…

Landslide kills 6 in Nepal mountains

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Authorities say a landslide has swept away part of a village in northeastern Nepal, killing at least six people. Police official Dipendra Jayswal said Tuesday that the landslide triggered by heavy rainfall struck Khimti…

NH governor joins clamor over exclusion of swimmer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s governor is adding her voice to those disappointed by the exclusion of a disabled teenage swimmer from this week’s Paralympic World Swimming Championships in Montreal. Gov. Maggie Hassan (HAS’-uhn) joins others including…

JPMorgan Chase’s list of legal challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — The London Whale trading loss is JPMorgan Chase’s legal headache-of-the-week, but it’s hardly its only problem. The bank, the nation’s biggest, faces a swirl of investigations and lawsuits in addition to the $6 billion…

Average credit card debt per borrower dips in 2Q

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New data show Americans remain stingy about carrying credit card balances and are making more of an effort to make timely payments. Credit reporting agency TransUnion said Tuesday that the rate of U.S. credit…

Beyond dinner: Invasive shrimp mounted for display

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stuffed shrimp are decor rather than dinner for some of the folks who have caught the really big sort — invasive Asian tiger shrimp — in the Gulf of Mexico or along the East…

Safety fears spur regulations for trampoline gyms

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Stephen Merrill was finishing his freshman year of college two years ago when he and a group of friends went to an indoor trampoline park in Utah for a day of flipping, jumping and…

Man dies after fall from Turner Field upper deck

ATLANTA (AP) — A man was hospitalized Monday night after falling 30 to 40 feet from an upper deck at Turner Field during a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies. The unidentified man was listed…

Fiery exchanges dominate NYC comptroller debate

NEW YORK (AP) — A contentious decision to allow Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run for a third term was the hot-button topic Monday in a debate for the powerful office of city comptroller. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and…
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Amish meeting addresses drugs

Approximately 200 Amish residents in Trumbull County gathered at the Mesopotamia fire station Monday evening for an open forum to discuss drug issues relating to heroin and methamphetamine. …

Japan city votes to destroy tsunami ship landmark

KESENNUMA, Japan (AP) — A stranded fishing boat, which has become a symbol of the devastation of Japan’s March 2011 tsunami, is being torn down. The city of Kesennuma had been divided on what to do with the…

Ga. man accused of beheading puppies arrested

MABLETON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an Atlanta area man has been arrested after he was accused of beheading two puppies. Cobb County jail records show Robert Davis, of Mableton, was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated animal…

California governor signs transgender-student bill

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender kindergarten-through-12th grade students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they…

NC governor signs measure requiring voter ID

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s governor on Monday quietly signed a measure into law that overhauls the state’s election laws to require government-issued photo IDs at the polls and shorten early voting, moves that drew stinging criticism…

Keita wins Mali election after opponent concedes

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Former Prime Minister Ibrahim Boubacar Keita won Mali’s presidency after his opponent conceded defeat late Monday in an election aimed at restoring stability to a country wracked by a rebellion, a coup and an…

BP sues to get new contracts after oil spill

HOUSTON (AP) — BP is suing the U.S. government over a decision to bar the oil giant from getting new federal contracts to supply fuel and other services after the company pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other criminal…

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…

Ex-congressman makes his prison choice known

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has said where he wants to serve time for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds. Jackson is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. Lawyers for the Illinois Democrat say they will…