Opponents attack Montenegro’s first gay pride

BUDVA, Montenegro (AP) — Dozens of extremists shouting “Kill the gays” attacked gay activists as they were gathering on Wednesday for the first ever pride event in staunchly conservative Montenegro. The assailants threw rocks, bottles and various other…

China’s slowdown tests official resolve for reform

BEIJING (AP) — A deepening slowdown is challenging Chinese leaders’ determination to stick with painful economic reforms they say will deliver more sustainable growth in the long run. The latest gloomy data point: A manufacturing survey released Wednesday…

Haze returns in Indonesia amid more fires

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities warned Wednesday that clouds of thick smog from fires set by slash-and-burn farmers could peak next month, with choking smoke increasing this week in western Indonesia and forcing flight delays. Satellite pictures detected…

GSK profits down in first quarter

LONDON (AP) — UK pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline has reported a second-quarter net profit of 1.04 billion pounds ($1.6 billion,) down nearly 16 percent from a year earlier. Revenue rose 2 percent to 6.6 billion pounds. The company said…

Palace: Royal baby named George Alexander Louis

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II arrived at Kensington Palace Wednesday to see her new great-grandson, who has spent a first night at home with his parents, Prince William and Kate.

Ford raises profit forecast on strong 2Q results

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. reported better-than-expected second quarter earnings and raised its profit and sales forecasts for the year as strong U.S. pickup truck demand and growing sales in China offset persistent — but narrowing…

EU cracking down on card payment fees

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s Commission is proposing legislation to cap some credit and debit card fees. The 28-nation bloc’s executive arm says limiting the fees paid by retailers to banks every time a consumer uses a…

HanesBrands buying Maidenform for about $547.6M

WINSTOM-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — HanesBrands is buying underwear maker Maidenform Brands Inc. for approximately $547.6 million. The deal would add brands like Maidenform, Flexees and Self Expressions to the Hanesbrand roster that includes Playtex, Bali, Champion, Wonderbra and…
Ohio health

Infant mortality focus of study

A new effort will focus on trying to improve Ohio's infant mortality rate, which is one of the worst in the nation.…

Egypt army call signals possible crackdown

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s army chief has called on Egyptians to hold mass demonstrations to voice their support for the military to put an end to “violence” and “terrorism.” Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who ousted elected Islamist President Mohammed…

NYPD seeking info in decades-old ‘Baby Hope’ case

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two decades after the body of a child was found inside a cooler, the New York Police Department is seeking help identifying the girl dubbed “Baby Hope.” On Tuesday, the 22nd anniversary…

New China coast guard ships seen in disputed area

TOKYO (AP) — Chinese coast guard ships have been spotted for the first time near disputed islands controlled by Japan following a reorganization of the service in a bid to boost its effectiveness. Japan’s coast guard said four…
Water rescue from car

2 rescued from high water

Warren firefighters rescued two people trapped in high flood waters overnight.…

Official: Man fatally stabs 2 gov’t staff in China

BEIJING (AP) — A man who was told by officials they couldn’t register his fourth child because he didn’t pay a penalty for breaking China’s family planning laws stabbed to death two government workers and injured four others,…

Families still separated 60 years after Korean War

GYEONGSAN, South Korea (AP) — Hong Jong Soon gazes out her window for hours each day, past a small garden where sesame and red peppers grow, past an iron gate and low wall, hoping to witness the return…

Beijing singer detained after explosion remarks

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police have detained an activist singer after she wrote that she wanted to blow up a government agency seen as inept. Her supporters say the singer would never have carried out her threat and…

UN chemical weapons experts in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A U.N. delegation tasked with investigating chemical weapons allegations in Syria has arrived in Damascus on the first such trip. Swedish chemical weapons expert Ake Sellstrom and U.N. disarmament chief Angela Kane arrived Wednesday…

Ohio State Fair opens

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State Fair is kicking off in Columbus. The opening ceremony for the annual fair is at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Ohio Expo grounds. Gov. John Ka……