NH man said to have made threats before shooting

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general says a YWCA where a father shot his 9-year-old son to death during a supervised weekend visit had used a metal detector on the man in the past but did…

Son of Del. courthouse gunman remains in custody

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware optometrist will remain in custody pending a detention hearing on charges he conspired with his family over several years to torment and stalk his ex-wife following a bitter divorce and custody…

Rejuvenating rains don’t come to Namibian desert

ORUPEMBE, Namibia (AP) — The police are about the only people left in this village of 400 in the Namibian desert because the infrequent rains have ceased due to a drought, forcing residents to seek precious water and…

EU mission says Mali second-round vote calm

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The head of the European Union observer mission is praising Malians for holding a peaceful presidential runoff vote only months after a military operation in the north. Louis Michel also said that voters appeared…

NYPD wrongly targeted minorities, judge rules

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge appointed an independent monitor Monday to oversee changes to the New York Police Department’s contentious policy known as stop and frisk after finding it intentionally discriminates based on race, a significant…

UN human rights envoy visits tense area of Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A United Nations human rights envoy got a firsthand look Monday at sectarian tensions plaguing Myanmar, arriving in the state of Rakhine days after police opened fire on protesters seeking access to the body…

Rights group: Correa seeks to trample NGOs

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Human Rights Watch is calling on Ecuador to revoke a new decree that gives President Rafael Correa’s government broad powers to intervene in the operations of nongovernmental groups, including to dissolve them. The U.S.-based…

Stocks slip after Japan’s growth disappoints

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street after Japan’s economic growth came in weaker than analysts had expected. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 25 points, or 0.2 percent, at 15,399…

Dutch Prince Friso dies after 2012 avalanche

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Johan Friso, the bespectacled Dutch prince who avoided the limelight and gave up his position in line to the throne after getting entangled in a scandal with his bride-to-be, died Monday — 18…

Crews to examine Ind. sand dune that swallowed boy

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. (AP) — Federal officials plan to examine a northern Indiana sand dune that collapsed last month, burying a 6-year-old Illinois boy under 11 feet of sand for more than three hours. The National Park Service…

Hundreds evacuated amid wildfires, but some stay

PINE, Idaho (AP) — Two destructive wildfires have burned over 310 square miles of land in south-central Idaho and led to hundreds of homes being evacuated near the town of Pine, as well as the communities of Prairie…

Authorities working to bring girl, father to SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston-area couple trying to adopt a Cherokee girl on Monday called on federal law enforcement to help them bring the child to South Carolina, saying they’ll take the matter into their own hands…
Sharon East State Street accident

Crash sends 1 to hospital

Police said a woman will be cited with running a red light and striking another driver early Monday in Sharon.…

Review: Book brings JFK’s heady final days to life

“JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President” (Penguin), by Thurston Clarke For a blunt-titled book with a tragic conclusion that every reader knows from the start, Thurston Clarke’s “JFK’s…

ABBA items bring in money, money, money

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A fan of the Swedish pop group ABBA saw the money, money, money roll in as his collection of more than 25,000 ABBA albums, posters and other memorabilia was sold at an auction house in…

10 exposed to radiation at Japanese nuclear plant

IWAKI, Japan (AP) — Ten workers at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant were exposed Monday to small amounts of radiation while conducting cleanup activities, the plant’s operator said. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it is still investigating how the…

Indonesian police arrest suspected militant

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police say they have arrested a suspected militant on the country’s main Java island accused of raising funds for an alleged plot to bomb the Myanmar Embassy. Police spokesman Lt. Col. Agus Rianto…

Most NY voters embarrassed by Weiner, Spitzer

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new poll shows that most New Yorkers watching Anthony Weiner (WEE’-nur) and Eliot Spitzer in political races dominated by sex scandals want to forget about them. The Siena College poll finds that 68…

Rights group: Angola must drop journalist charges

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A rights group is calling on Angola to drop criminal defamation charges against an investigative journalist who wrote a book on human rights abuses in Angola’s diamond-rich region. Human Rights Watch said Monday that Rafael…