Tighter security at some US missions over al-Qaida threat

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security forces have closed roads, put up extra blast walls and increased patrols near some of the 22 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington has ordered closed for the weekend following…

Police kill armed 14-year-old boy on NYC street

NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer shot and killed a 14-year-old boy on a street early Sunday after he refused to drop his gun and pointed it at them, authorities said. Shaaliver Douse died of a…

Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 3rd day

NEW YORK (AP) — Three million Time Warner Cable customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and other cities remained without access to CBS on Sunday, meaning they could miss Tiger Woods’ attempt to win the Bridgestone Invitational.…

Foundation underwrites NE Ohio museum programming

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A foundation with ties to northeast Ohio will finance six exhibits over the next three years to attract more art museum visitors. The $750,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation…

Newsweek to be purchased by IBT Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Newsweek is being sold for the second time in just a few years. The owner of the International Business Times said it’s buying what is now an online-only brand for an undisclosed sum from…

The world’s 10 highest lottery jackpots

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing is predicted to be at least $400 million, which would put it in the top five of the largest lottery jackpots of all time. Here’s a look at the world’s 10…

Time Warner blackout of CBS goes into 3rd day

NEW YORK (AP) — Three million Time Warner Cable customers primarily in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas remained without access to CBS for a third day, meaning they could miss Tiger Woods’ attempt to win the Bridgestone…

Peter Capaldi named as next ‘Doctor Who’ star

LONDON (AP) — The BBC says British actor Peter Capaldi is the next star of the long-running science fiction series “Doctor Who.” The announcement was made during a live television broadcast on Sunday. The 55-year-old is best known…

Syria’s war splits nation into 3 distinct regions

BEIRUT (AP) — More than two years into Syria’s civil war, the once highly-centralized authoritarian state has effectively split into three distinct parts, each boasting its own flags, security agencies and judicial system. In each area, religious, ideological…

Small bomb hits Buddhist temple in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A low-powered explosive detonated at a Buddhist temple in Indonesia’s capital as devotees inside were praying, injuring one person while another bomb that was set failed to go off, police said Sunday. The explosion…

Tighter security at some US missions over al-Qaida

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security forces on Sunday closed roads, put up extra blast walls and increased patrols near some of the 21 U.S. diplomatic missions in the Muslim world that Washington had ordered closed for the weekend…

Skydiving teacher killed in tandem jump

LUMBERTON, Miss. (AP) — Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel (REE-guhl) says a skydiving instructor from Pensacola, Fla., died in a tandem jump that hospitalized the student. He says 56-year-old James Horak Jr. died Saturday in a remote, swampy…

Conn. boy: I was cheated over ‘Jeopardy!’ spelling

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut eighth-grader who misspelled the correct answer to a “Jeopardy!” question and lost money over it says he was cheated. Thomas Hurley III correctly answered the Final Jeopardy question about the Emancipation Proclamation…

Sudan’s al-Bashir barred from Saudi airspace

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s official news agency says authorities in Saudi Arabia barred an aircraft carrying longtime President Omar al-Bashir from entering the kingdom’s airspace. The Sudan News Agency reported that the plane carrying al-Bashir and a…

Barcelona ends ‘Peace Tour’ with Tel Aviv display

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Barcelona’s “Peace Tour” of Israel and the Palestinian territories reached its climax Sunday evening with Lionel Messi and his teammates putting on a display of skills and training techniques before 12,000 children. As…

Berlusconi tells thousands he is innocent

ROME (AP) — A defiant Silvio Berlusconi has told a cheering crowd of thousands that he is innocent of tax fraud despite a ruling by Italy’s high court confirming his guilt and four-year jail term. Berlusconi told supporters…

African leaders want disputed Somali city annexed

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Somali city of Kismayo “should be handed over” to the central government, regional leaders said at the end of a summit Sunday, a decision that puts pressure on Kenyan troops who face charges…

Heinz Endowments shift on environmental grants

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Heinz Endowments has suddenly dismissed its longtime head of environmental grant making, signaling that changes are coming to one of the leading charity’s priorities. Caren Glotfelty told reporters in an email that “the board…