BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0700 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

In India rape trial, even fast-track justice plods

NEW DELHI (AP) — The government promised swift justice after the gang rape of a young university student on a moving bus in India’s capital late last year sparked nationwide outrage. But speed is relative in a legal…

Suspected child abductor might have explosives

LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Amber Alerts expanded to Oregon and Washington as authorities searched for a Southern California man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl and wanted in the death of the girl’s mother and possibly her 8-year-old…

Teen accused of terrorism to appear in Fla. court

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 19-year-old accused of traveling to the Middle East to train with terrorists will make his first appearance in a federal court in Jacksonville. Shelton Bell is scheduled for a first appearance in U.S.…

Quotations of the day

“The research shows that machines and screen media are a really ineffective way of teaching a baby language.” — Susan Linn, the director of the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, in comments as the advocacy group complained…

Mayor sees good news for NYC despite lower scores

NEW YORK (AP) — As New Yorkers absorbed the bad news that standardized test scores plummeted because this year’s tests were harder, Mayor Michael Bloomberg focused on the good news that New York City students scored only slightly…

Syrian rebels shell neighborhood close to Assad

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Mortar rounds hit an upscale district of Damascus on Thursday as Syrian state TV broadcast images of President Bashar Assad attending prayers in the capital to mark the start of a Muslim holiday. It…

NY judge set to reconsider ailing ex-lawyer’s case

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge is poised to hear arguments before deciding whether a former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case can be released early to cope with terminal cancer. U.S. District Judge John G.…

Influx of refugees creates tension in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Daniel Krawczyk is convinced bad things will happen to his Berlin neighborhood once the refugees move in: “They’ll break into our basements,” he says, “steal our kids’ cell phones, bring crime and violence and take…

NYC becomes archaeological site covering centuries

NEW YORK (AP) — The city has become an archaeological site, with thousands of artifacts such as an 18th-century bone toothbrush with animal hair bristles and wine and champagne bottles corked centuries ago unearthed to prove it. A…

Egypt’s coup puts fearful Christians in a corner

ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — It was nighttime and 10,000 Islamists were marching down the most heavily Christian street in this ancient Egyptian city, chanting “Islamic, Islamic, despite the Christians.” A half-dozen kids were spray-painting “Boycott the Christians” on…

Jury to continue mulling Bulger’s fate for 3rd day

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger will be back for a third day of deliberations after a day of questions and mystery. The federal jury finished its second day of deliberations Wednesday…

US, family reach deal on use of DNA information

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 60 years ago, an American doctor removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a multitude of medical treatments…

Six 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…

Kutcher: Better at keeping personal life private

NEW YORK (AP) — Ashton Kutcher admires the way Steve Jobs kept his personal life private, and wishes he could do the same. “He was better at it than I am,” the 35-year old actor says. “This business…

Powerball official: 3 winners for $448 million pot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball luck has struck three times — once in Minnesota and twice in New Jersey — for the multistate lottery’s latest massive jackpot. Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager production coordinator for the Multi-State…

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 8, the 220th day of 2013. There are 145 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 8, 1963, Britain’s “Great Train Robbery” took place as thieves made off with 2.6…

Guilty plea for NYC man who smuggled rhino horns

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City antiques dealer has pleaded guilty to smuggling artifacts made from rhinoceros horns from the U.S. to China. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says Qiang Wang, known as Jeffrey Wang, pleaded guilty…

Guilty plea for NYC man who smuggled rhino horns

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City antiques dealer has pleaded guilty to smuggling artifacts made from rhinoceros horns from the U.S.to China. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH’-ruh) says Qiang Wang, known as Jeffrey Wang, pleaded guilty…

Emails: Private funds eyed for Schilling’s RI firm

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A state economic development official discussed private financing for former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling’s now-defunct video game company a day after the state’s $75 million loan guarantee was approved for it, emails…