Man charged in burglary attempt of Kid Rock’s home

CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — A 43-year-old man has been charged following an attempted burglary of a home owned by musician Kid Rock. Brian D. Keith of Oakland County’s Independence Township was arraigned by video Tuesday in District Court…

Ukraine: 5 killed, 20 sickened in ammonia leak

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s Emergency Situations Ministry says an ammonia leak at a chemical plant has killed five people and sickened more than 20. The ministry said that a pipe carrying liquid ammonia depressurized Tuesday at the…

2 leftist farm activists killed in Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Two leftist activists have been found shot to death on Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and a third is missing. The two men were found with their hands bound and gunshot wounds to their heads…

US Embassy sends letter to widow after fatal crash

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. Embassy has sent a condolence letter to the widow of a man killed in a traffic accident involving a U.S. diplomat. Latifah Naiman Mariki, whose husband died in the accident, said she…

Rep: Jazz keyboardist George Duke dies at 67

NEW YORK (AP) — George Duke, the Grammy-winning jazz keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career, has died. He was 67. A representative for Duke said the…

Egypt bristles as US pols urge freeing prisoners

CAIRO (AP) — Two senior U.S. senators have urged Egypt’s military-backed government to release detained members of the Muslim Brotherhood before starting negotiations. Tuesday’s comments came after John McCain and Lindsey Graham met with top military and civilian…

Lawyer: Snowden’s father invited to visit Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said Tuesday that he has sent an official invitation to the National Security Agency leaker’s father to visit Russia and help his fugitive son decide his next steps. Lon…

1 dead in flash floods in south-central Mo.

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A young child drowned, several people were rescued and dozens of others were forced out of their homes after flash flooding in south-central Missouri early Tuesday. The body of a child — believed to…

Israel OKs Arab Idol winner’s move to West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — Fame has opened a door for a former Gaza wedding singer that remains closed for others in the blockaded territory: Mohammed Assaf, winner of the popular TV talent contest Arab Idol, gets to move to…

Sarsgaard says dark characters ‘wildly different’

NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Sarsgaard is eating up rave reviews for his latest dark characters: A porn star’s manipulative husband in the biopic “Lovelace” and the violent yet sympathetic death-row inmate in the AMC series “The Killing.”…

Uganda passes tough new law against public protest

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday passed a contentious bill that critics say will make it impossible to stage street protests against the country’s long-serving president, following months of confrontation between the authorities and activists who…

Stocks slide on Wall Street; American Eagle drops

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday despite some positive news on the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 88 points, or 0.6 percent, to 15,523 after the first hour…

No death penalty decision yet in Ohio bodies case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor says no decision will be made on the death penalty until at least next month in the case against an Ohio man charged with killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in…

NM shuttle firm: Sorry for treatment of gay couple

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The company that runs the shuttle service to the Albuquerque airport’s rental-car center is apologizing after a driver allegedly ordered a gay couple to sit in the back of the shuttle bus. Standard Parking…

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. Real estate data provider CoreLogic says home prices climbed on annual basis in 48 states.…