Latvia to extradite computer hacker suspect to US

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia’s government has approved the extradition of a man accused by the United States of helping create a virus that affected over a million computers worldwide and allowed hackers to steal millions of dollars…

Aniston, Sudeikis have comedic chemistry together

NEW YORK (AP) — It doesn’t take much to get Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis going on a good comedic riff. Just the mention of some random subject and the two engage in banter like they’re reading from…

Nigeria acts on US request for extradition

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is asking a court to extradite a citizen wanted in the United States for terrorism. According to court papers made available Wednesday the U.S. Embassy is requesting the extradition of Lawal Olaniyi Babafemi…

1 dead in hot air balloon crash in Switzerland

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police say a hot air balloon carrying a vacationing American family has crashed near the western Swiss town of Montbovon, killing the father and seriously injuring his wife, two daughters and the pilot. Police…

Report says anti-media attacks in Tanzania on rise

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A media watchdog says that a rise in anti-press attacks and repressive laws is sowing fear and self-censorship among journalists in Tanzania. The Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday that the East African country…

US home prices vault nearly 12 percent in June

U.S. home prices surged 11.9 percent in June from a year earlier, reflecting stronger demand amid a tight supply of homes for sale. CoreLogic, a real estate data provider, said Tuesday that home prices climbed on annual basis…

AP Interview: Moussa on Egypt after Brotherhood

CAIRO (AP) — A longtime Egyptian diplomat and former presidential contender says the Muslim Brotherhood must drop its demand that the toppled president be reinstated if the country is to avoid more bloodshed. Amr Moussa told The Associated…

NZ milk scare dents China belief in foreign brands

BEIJING (AP) — A botulism scare has soured China’s taste for New Zealand milk powder that amassed big sales on a reputation for purity, but consumers even more wary of their own country’s dairy industry likely won’t eschew…

Nigeria: Curfew, search against attack in Potiskum

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military says it declared an all-day curfew and conducted house to house searches amid fears Islamic extremists armed with explosives infiltrated the northeastern Yobe state capital of Potiskum. Capt. Eli Lazarus announced the…

Deaths from heavy rains in Pakistan up to 80

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A senior Pakistani disaster management official says the death toll from heavy rains that caused flash floods and collapsed houses has risen to 80 over the past four days. The deaths reported by Brig. Kamran…

Spain detains pedophile pardoned by Morocco

MADRID (AP) — A Spaniard who was convicted in Morocco of raping 11 children and then mistakenly pardoned by the North African country’s king must be held in jail while officials from both countries discuss his fate, a…

Jordan announces electricity price hike

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s Cabinet says electricity prices will be raised 15 percent for businesses as of next week to ease a budget deficit that compromises economic growth and swells inflation. The Aug. 15 rise could spark…

Cardboard officer cuts crime at Mass. subway stop

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The burly officer watching over the bike racks at a Boston-area transportation hub is a real stiff. As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in…

UN rights office cautions Thais over amnesty bill

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s human rights office is urging Thailand to oppose a proposed amnesty law that could allow some serious human rights offenders to go unpunished. Cecile Pouilly, spokeswoman for the Office of the U.N. High…

Charges dropped against Ohio Amish dog breeder

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is angry that animal cruelty charges have been dropped against an Amish dog breeder.……

Saudi Arabia confirms Sudan president plane barred

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s Civil Aviation Authority says the reason that the Sudanese president’s plane was barred from crossing Saudi airspace en route to Iran earlier this weekend was because it did not ask for…

Cambodian opposition threatens protest

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition party says it will call for a street protest if demands for an investigation of irregularities in the country’s recent general election are not met. Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Sam…

1 killed, 6 wounded in string of Toledo shootings

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police in Toledo were investigating the latest in a string of shootings that left one person dead and six wounded over two days. The latest was a midda……

US orders evacuation in Yemen

The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following the threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts.