Attack on policemen’s home kills 13 in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — An attack on a policeman’s home in central Iraq killed 13 people, including the policeman and his entire family, officials said on Thursday. Violence has been on the rise across Iraq since a deadly crackdown…

Police: W. Pa. couple confront intruder with bats

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania couple kept a drunken intruder at bay with baseball bats until officers could arrive. Online court records don……

Report: Wave of political killings hits Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Human Rights Watch says a picked-up wave of political assassinations in Libya has killed 51 people as the country lacks any effective law enforcement. In a statement released Thursday, the group says authorities have…

Former UPMC manager gets federal prison for fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who managed the facilities at a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospital must spend 14 months in prison for using a business credit card……

Bomb kills 14 as Afghan president calls for peace

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A bomb planted in a graveyard in rural eastern Afghanistan killed 14 members of a single family on Thursday as the country’s president urged the Taliban to lay down their arms. The family was…

25 years after unrest, Myanmar begins to cope

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Twenty-five years later, you can still see the fear in the eyes of the doctors — two young men carrying a schoolgirl, her blouse drenched in blood, through streets where soldiers were brutally crushing…

Desmond Tutu’s South Africa house is burgled

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A spokesman for Desmond Tutu says the retired Anglican archbishop’s home in South Africa was burgled this week while he and his wife were asleep. The couple was not harmed. Spokesman Roger Friedman said Thursday…

Pittsburgh’s Warhol Bridge set for ‘yarn bombing’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh is set to close for nearly four days so volunteers can cover it with knitted blankets as part of an installation art “yarn bombing.” The bridge, one of several…

US anti-smoking battle moves outdoors; more bans

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. battle against smoking has moved outdoors. City parks, public beaches, college campuses and other outdoor venues are putting up signs telling smokers they can’t light up. Outdoor smoking bans have nearly doubled in…

Families of Hudson crash victims seek lighthouse

NANUET, N.Y. (AP) — The families of two people killed after their powerboat slammed into a barge in the dark waters of the Hudson River are launching a memorial fund for a new lighthouse. The families of Lindsey…

2 Sumatran tiger cubs born at National Zoo in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo in the U.S. is celebrating the birth of a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs, a critically endangered species. The zoo announced Thursday that the cubs born to 4-year-old Damai on Monday appear…

328 killed in South Sudan attack, official says

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A leader of South Sudan’s Murle community says 328 people from his group were killed in recent ethnic violence. Jongolei Boyoris, a member of parliament in the Jonglei State Assembly, said Thursday most…

6 of 12 small cars do well in front crash tests

DETROIT (AP) — Six of 12 small cars performed well in front-end crash tests conducted by an insurance industry group, but some popular models fared poorly in the safety evaluations. Only the two-door and four-door Honda Civic models…

2 Sumatran tiger cubs born at National Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Zoo is celebrating the birth of a pair of Sumatran tiger cubs, a critically endangered species. The zoo announced Thursday that the cubs born to 4-year-old Damai on Monday appear to be healthy…

Futures rising on China trade and Tesla

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are rising on new evidence that China’s economy may be stabilizing, along with some strong earnings in the U.S. Dow Jones industrial futures are up 64 points to 15,506. S&P futures have…

Ohio surgeon accused of unnecessary surgeries

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Cincinnati spine doctor for allegedly performing unnecessary surgeries and billing health care programs milli……
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