Fort Hood victims want shooting designated terror

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan admits pulling out a pistol, shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is great) and opening fire on unarmed people, killing 13 of them. All, he says, in an effort to stop them from going to…

State aims to combat human trafficking in NW Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is stepping up its fight against human trafficking. The state this past week approved spending a combination of state and federal money to ba……

Entertainment world leads outcry against Russia

LONDON (AP) — From Hollywood to Broadway, the entertainment industry is using its star power and financial muscle to raise a storm of protest over the anti-gay legislation in Russia that is battering the image of the Winter…

Nigeria: 12 troops, 7 police killed in uprising

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The commander of the military joint task force fighting northeastern Nigeria’s Islamic uprising admits 12 soldiers and seven police officers were killed in recent attacks. Earlier the military had said only two soldiers and…

Fight brews over private stake in a Mexican icon

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The cornerstone of Mexico’s economy, its state-owned Pemex oil monopoly, is crumbling. An unnoticed gas leak at its flagship Mexico City headquarters caused an explosion that collapsed three floors and killed 37 people this…

Bahrain deports US teacher over ‘radical’ writings

CAIRO (AP) — Bahrain says it has deported a U.S. citizen teaching there over her “radical” writings on Twitter and websites as the gulf kingdom cracks down on dissent. A statement Saturday from the Ministry of State for…

Mystery of Texas grave next to Oswald’s solved

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, curiosity seekers visiting the Fort Worth, Texas, grave of Lee Harvey Oswald have wondered about the simple headstone next door, marked Nick Beef. It turns out Nick Beef is alive and living…

A look at the US electric grid and who oversees it

The U.S. electrical grid is a complex system of power plants, transmission lines, and local distribution networks that deliver power to homes and businesses. It comprises three major grids — Eastern, Western and Texas — which are divided…

The day the lights went out: The blackout of 2003

A power blackout beginning the afternoon of Aug. 14, 2003, cascaded from northeast Ohio to seven other states and parts of Canada, reaching 50 million people. Some of the immediate and long-term effects: ___ THE DARK SIDE: Outages…

Responsibility a key topic in Jackson civil trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court…

10 years after blackout, US grid faces new threats

The U.S. electrical grid is better managed and more flexible a decade after its largest blackout but remains vulnerable to increasingly extreme weather, cybersecurity threats, and stress caused by shifts in where and how power is produced. Many…

Security forces stand guard as funeral held for slain militants

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces were posted at checkpoints in the northern Sinai Peninsula today as more than 100 cars took part in a funeral procession for four slain militants. A little known militant group, Ansar Jerusalem,…

16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s official news agency says 16 royal guards have died in a bus crash after the vehicle drove off a road and plummeted 650 feet (200 meters). The MAP agency reported that the accident…

10 years after blackout, US grid faces new threats

The U.S. electrical grid is better managed and more flexible a decade after its largest blackout. But it remains vulnerable to new threats. In 2003, grid operators didn’t initially realize what was happening. They now have a nearly…

Stars compete in 65th Hamptons softball fundraiser

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Its roster of participants is impressive: former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, three Baldwins, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Simon, Jackson Pollock and Kurt Vonnegut, to name just a few. Organizers of…

Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood faces uphill battle

BEIRUT (AP) — For Syria’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, the uprising against President Bashar Assad that erupted amid Arab Spring revolts in 2011 provided a long-sought opportunity to stage a comeback after decades spent in exile. Thirty years earlier,…

Funeral to be held for Texas A&M football player

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Players from the Texas A&M football team are attending the funeral of a teammate who died in a car accident in New Mexico. The service for 19-year-old Polo Manukainiu (mah-NOO’-ky-uh-noo), a redshirt freshman at…