William Brock Sr.

Niles ‘Santa’ charged

A man who neighbors said told children he was Santa Claus was formally charged Monday with having child pornography after law enforcement raided his home on Friday.…

Michael Moore files for divorce after 21 years

BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore has filed for divorce after 21 years of marriage to Kathleen Glynn, his collaborator on the Oscar-winning “Bowling for Columbine” and other projects. Moore filed a divorce complaint June 17 in…

Newtown kids treated to Big Time Rush concert

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Big Time Rush is in Connecticut to put on a free concert in the town where 26 people were shot to death at an elementary school in December. The four-member boy band, which also…
Devin Spann

Shooting details released

A 23-year-old man is facing charges Monday for trying to kill a house full of people Saturday in Campbell. …

Van backs over Mass. woman repeatedly, killing her

LYNN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities and witnesses say a van backing out of a parking spot in Massachusetts repeatedly struck a 60-year-old woman pushing her baby granddaughter in a carriage, killing the woman. Lynn police say the baby…

Schwarzenegger on fire lines filming documentary

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is out on the fire lines in western Montana filming a documentary on climate change. Fire Information Officer Nancy Guerrero says a film crew is profiling the…

Betting agencies have big day on royal baby names

LONDON (AP) — Bookies cashed in big Monday as thousands of Britons placed bets on the name of the child that will be born to Prince William and his wife, Kate. Ladbrokes took 50,000 bets in the hours…

Conn. suit against Mexican ex-president dismissed

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for plaintiffs suing former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo over a 1997 massacre in a Mexican village says they will appeal after a federal judge dismissed their lawsuit. Attorney Roger Kobert said Monday…

No heat technology on rig that hit Asiana survivor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco newspaper reports the fire rig that ran over and killed a 16-year-old Asiana Airlines crash survivor was not equipped with heat sensing equipment that might have saved her life. The San…

Tunisian feminist says prison guards beat prisoner

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An imprisoned Tunisian member of the Ukrainian women’s group Femen told a court Monday that she intervened after witnessing prison guards mistreating a fellow inmate in her defense against new charges of insulting and…

South Africa: Mandela shows sustained improvement

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The health of former South African President Nelson Mandela has improved, though he remains in critical condition, the government said Monday. Mandela is “still in a critical condition in hospital but shows sustained improvement,” President…

Wounded warriors missing after S. Sudan violence

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A battle between warring ethnic groups in South Sudan saw thousands of men march to fight. After the battle, at least 200 wounded from the attacking side surfaced. But days later a mystery remains:…

Cold caps tested to prevent hair loss during chemo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first time Miriam Lipton had breast cancer, her thick hair fell out two weeks after starting chemotherapy. The second time breast cancer struck, Lipton gave her scalp a deep chill and kept much of…

Andrew ‘Dice’ Clay memoir due out in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — This memoir may need to be rated. Andrew “Dice” Clay has a deal with Touchstone for a memoir titled — you’ve been warned — “The Filthy Truth.” Touchstone, a Simon & Schuster imprint, announced…

Hundreds escape in deadly prison raids

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials now say hundreds of inmates escaped after insurgents launched coordinated assaults on two high-security prisons last night. The officials say the attacks sparked gun battles that killed dozens of people. The targets were…

UK seeks automatic blocks on online porn

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants Internet service providers to automatically block access to pornography sites unless customers opt in. Cameron is proposing the move as part of measures to stop extreme sexual…

Burke’s latest novel is a superb crime story

“Light of the World” (Simon & Schuster), by James Lee Burke The themes in James Lee Burke’s lyrical, allegorical crime novels rarely change, but each new book delves more deeply into them, revealing an author who is increasingly…

Year after Olympics, Brits bask in sports success

LONDON (AP) — A year after Britain’s golden Olympic summer, the country is basking in yet another run of global sports success. Whether it’s cycling, tennis, golf, rugby or cricket, athletes and teams from Britain or England have…

North Korea stages new mass games show

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday unveiled a new rendition of the “Arirang” mass games, the song-and-dance ensemble that has become its most famous tourist draw. Opening night of the performance involving tens of thousands…