Deaths of wandering autistic kids prompt action

With the death last week of an 11-year-old Minnesota boy, there are now at least 14 children with autism known to have died in the U.S. this year after slipping away from their caregivers. The tragic phenomenon goes…

Ohio gets $4M to help youth with mental illness

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state is getting $4 million in federal money to bolster services for young adults with severe mental illness. Ohio’s Department of Men……

World’s first pop-art satellite headed to space

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If aliens ever target Earth, Jon Gibson and Amanda White are counting on them having an appreciation for pop art and a sense of humor. The duo created an elaborate, Andy Warhol-like design that…

Philippine police seize vanload of drugs, arrest 5

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine antinarcotics agents seized about 400 kilograms (882 pounds) of suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride and arrested five members of a syndicate Sunday in the largest haul of the illegal drug in the country so far…

Man, 18, killed by train in western Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man was struck and killed by a train while walking along tracks in the Pittsburgh area. Officials in Allegh……

South Africa: Mandela improving but still critical

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The office of the South African president says Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition although his health is gradually improving. In a statement Sunday, President Jacob Zuma said Mandela is making a “slow but steady…

NATO says 3 service members killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says three of its service members have been killed in eastern Afghanistan but provided no further details. A statement said the deaths occurred on Sunday. It did not provide a nationality or details…

Ex-sex slave, supporters demand justice from Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A Philippine former sex slave and her supporters have gathered to renew their demands that Japan do more to bring justice to the victims of the country’s wartime sex slavery. Eighty-three-year-old Estelita Dy and her…

Toxic liquor kills 8 in southern Pakistan

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say at least eight people in the port city of Karachi have died after consuming homemade liquor. Police officer Mohammad Sarwar said Sunday that 14 people from Christian-dominated slums in the city,…

UK writes off $744,400 in Somalia aid to theft

LONDON (AP) — The British government says that 480,000 pounds ($744,400) of humanitarian aid supplies funded by the U.K. were seized by al-Qaida-affiliated militants in Somalia. The supplies were seized when al-Shabaab militants raided warehouses and offices between…

Retailers keeping tabs on consumers’ return habits

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just the government that might be keeping tabs on you. Many retailers are tracking you, too — or at least your merchandise returns. The companies say it’s all in the name of security…

Bombings targeting Iraq military kill 5 soldiers

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say a roadside bomb has hit a military convoy south of Baghdad, killing three soldiers. Police officials said another 10 were wounded in the blast near Musayyib town, 60 kilometers (40 miles) south…

Chilly reception for Kerry in Brazil, Colombia?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Colombia and Brazil this week builds on efforts to deepen relations with Latin America, but he can expect a curt reception from the two U.S. allies after reports…

Storms, floods kill 22 near Afghan capital

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Heavy rains and overnight hailstorms killed at least 22 people near Afghanistan’s capital, a disaster management official said Sunday. Mohammad Daim Kakar, who coordinates disaster management for Kabul province, said the rains began late…

Immigration campaign passes by some in GOP

BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Immigration advocates are swarming the country this month, trying to persuade House Republicans to pass a comprehensive overhaul. It was hard to tell at the town-hall meeting that second-term Republican Rep. Andy Harris…

Prince Harry visits Angola to see mine clearance

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry is visiting Angola to see mine clearance efforts there with a charity championed by his late mother, Princess Diana. The HALO Trust charity said Saturday that Harry will be touring minefields and meeting…

6 killed by Indonesia volcano had refused to leave

MAUMERE, Indonesia (AP) — The six people swept up and killed by hot lava from an erupting volcano in eastern Indonesia had refused to leave the area for safer ground when the mountain began rumbling last year, an…

Gunmen kill 5 Yemeni soldiers at checkpoint

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni military official says gunmen believed to be from al-Qaida have killed five soldiers at a checkpoint in a southern province. The official said the attackers surprised the soldiers early Sunday at their…

Report: Bundesbank sees new Greece bailout in 2014

BERLIN (AP) — German news weekly Der Spiegel reports that the country’s central bank believes international creditors will have to agree a new bailout for Greece by early next year. The move would come months after Germany’s Sept.…

Zimbabwe denies uranium deal with Iran

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s state radio says the country’s ministry of mines controlled by longtime ruler President Robert Mugabe has not struck a deal to sell uranium to Iran for its nuclear program. The radio said Sunday…