Former Rep. Lindy Boggs of Louisiana dies at 97

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Rep. Lindy Boggs of Louisiana, who used the soft-spoken grace of a plantation lady to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House, died…

Manslaughter charge filed in Hudson boat crash

PIERMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a recreational boat struck a barge near the Tappan Zee Bridge on New York’s Hudson River, sending two people into the water who haven’t been found. Four others were hurt.…

Key facts about Cambodia’s general election

Cambodians vote Sunday in the country’s fifth general election since 1993, when the United Nations helped stage the nation’s first free polls since the 1975-79 genocidal rule of the Khmer Rouge and a subsequent period of civil war…

More than 1,000 inmates escape Libyan prison

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Hundreds of Libyans have demonstrated in the capital Tripoli and other main cities, demanding that Islamist parties be dissolved following Friday’s assassination of a well-known activist who criticized them. The demonstrators took to the…

3 Spanish climbers missing in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani mountaineering official says three Spanish climbers have gone missing while trying to scale one of the world’s highest peaks and are presumed dead. Manzoor Hussain, who is president of the Alpine Club of…

Gunman kills 6 in Fla. apartment shooting rampage

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a gunman who barricaded himself with hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex has killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team. Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez tells The Associated…

Obama says choices now will govern future economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Washington’s top priority must be to reverse trends like economic inequality, weakened middle-class security and global competition. He says Washington has lost focus on the economy. In his weekly Internet and…

China, EU reach settlement on solar panels

BEIJING (AP) — The Europe Union and Chinese solar panel exporters said Saturday that they had reached a settlement in their long trade dispute, with the exporters agreeing to sell their products at a minimum price in the…

Saudi Arabia: 1 more death from new virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says one more man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 39 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the growing…

Spain train driver released from hospital

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Spanish judicial authorities say the driver in charge of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed, killing 78 people and injuring dozens more, will not be appearing before a judge on…

Syrian troops capture historic mosque in Homs

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian Foreign Ministry says talks with a U.N. delegation tasked with investigating chemical weapons allegations in the nation’s civil war have “resulted in an agreement on ways of moving forward.” A joint statement…

Report: Iran’s Ahmadinejad to set up university

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian news website says outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has obtained clearance to establish a technology university in Tehran after he leaves office next week. It’s the first hint of what Ahmadinejad will do…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, July 27, 2013. Active weather will continue moving across the Midwest and into the East on Saturday as a low pressure system continues spinning over the Great Lakes. Counter-clockwise flow around this system…

Blast wounds 3 Bahrain police

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain say a bomb blast has wounded at least three policemen during a series of anti-government attacks in the restive Gulf kingdom. The explosion and firebomb assaults appear linked to a campaign…

San Diego mayor’s therapy plan flops with critics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mayor Bob Filner’s announcement that he will undergo two weeks of full-time therapy defies leaders of his own political party who demanded he resign over allegations of sexual harassment. The mayor’s plans failed to…

Bombing targeting Afghan local police kills 7

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeting a village police commander blew himself up in a bazaar in a lawless part of eastern Afghanistan, killing seven people, an official said Saturday. Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, the deputy provincial…

Thousands protest government at Tunisia funeral

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A bomb exploded underneath a car in front of a Tunis port police station causing no injuries but representing a dangerous escalation in the country’s political crisis. The blast, in the Tunis port area…

US seeks transfer of 2 Gitmo detainees to Algeria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is planning to transfer two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Algeria, the first movement of terrorist suspects from the prison since the president announced a renewed push to close the contentious facility run…

Obama: In America, no war should ever be forgotten

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Obama is delivering remarks Saturday at a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall. The…

Jury hears from Jackson’s mother, doctors in trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court…