Cyrus says wild-child behavior part of growing up

LONDON (AP) — Miley Cyrus’ transformation from a sweet-faced child star into a twerking, wild-child sensation has garnered plenty of debate, but she says it’s not really all that deep — she just grew up, y’all. “I think…

Ohio State Fair breaks attendance record

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Fair has broken a single-day attendance record. Fair officials say the 115,288 people who visited the event in Columbus on Sunday b……

Chinese man stands trial for poisoning dumplings

BEIJING (AP) — A former food plant worker in China has confessed in court to poisoning frozen dumplings that sickened 10 people in Japan in 2008, a scandal that strained relations between Beijing and Tokyo. The official Xinhua…

Chrysler’s 2Q net income up 16 pct on US sales

DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group says its net income rose 16 percent to $507 million in the second quarter on strong U.S. sales of trucks and SUVs. Chrysler sold 643,000 vehicles worldwide in the April-June period, up 10…

Police: Woman arrested in DC cathedral vandalism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have arrested a woman in the splattering of green paint inside two chapels at the Washington National Cathedral and are trying to determine if she has any connection to two similar incidents on the…

Time Warner drops CBS, then halts decision

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The fee dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. took an odd turn when the cable giant announced it was turning off the broadcaster in three major cities, then quickly reversed the…

Some of the fallout from Manning-WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Tuesday’s verdict means Pfc. Bradley Manning could face 20 years to life in prison for the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history. Here is some other fallout from the case: OTHERS…

Nigeria: 24 die in blasts in Kano’s Christian area

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple explosions that blasted a bar and entertainment area in a Christian quarter of Nigeria’s northern and mainly Muslim city of Kano killed at least 12 people, the military said Tuesday. Military Joint Task…

Some of the fallout from Manning-WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — Tuesday’s verdict means Pfc. Bradley Manning could face 20 years to life in prison for the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history. Here is some other fallout from the case: OTHERS…

Las Vegas Sands appeals $70M jury award

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas Sands Corp. is asking a Nevada judge to throw out a second jury verdict awarding a former consultant a $70 million settlement in a breach-of-contract case. Attorneys for the largest U.S. casino…

Mandela remains in critical but stable condition

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The office of South Africa’s president says former leader Nelson Mandela remains in critical but stable condition in a hospital, but is continuing to show improvement. President Jacob Zuma is urging the public to continue…

Poland’s 1st face transplant patient goes home

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s first face transplant patient has thanked his doctors at a news conference before being discharged home, just 11 weeks after the extensive surgery. The 33-year-old man received a skin-and-bone transplant on May 15,…

Wealthy Greeks set to pay for police bodyguard

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greeks earning more than 100,000 euros ($132,500) a year will have to pay for their own police protection from potential terrorist and organized crime attacks, under new cost-cutting plans. The Public Order Ministry said…

San Diego City Council asked to pay mayor’s bills

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A City Council that overwhelming wants Mayor Bob Filner to resign is being asked to pay the beleaguered leader’s legal bills in a lawsuit filed by his former communications director that accuses him of…

BP reports $2 bln profit in Q2, below forecasts

LONDON (AP) — UK oil company BP reported a net profit of $2 billion for the second quarter, up from a loss of $1.5 billion in the same period of last year but missing analyst expectations. BP made…

Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — It’s judgment day for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier charged with aiding the enemy for giving troves of U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks. The military judge hearing the court-martial for the former…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Active weather will continue in the nation¼’s mid-section of the nation on Tuesday as an impulse over the South-Central Plains advances into the Ozarks. This disturbance, combined with sufficient moisture…

Shorter public office ban sought for Berlusconi

ROME (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi’s political fate is in the hands of Italy’s highest court, which is preparing to hear arguments in the former premier’s fraud conviction. Berlusconi has been convicted of tax fraud in a complex TV…

Latvia unveils museum to WWII Jew rescuers

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Israeli President Shimon Peres has taken part in the ceremony to open a museum honoring a couple who saved some 50 Jews from extermination in Nazi-occupied Latvia. The museum in downtown Riga, Latvia’s capital,…