Chile conservative ruling bloc picks new candidate

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s conservative governing bloc has picked the labor minister to replace its presidential candidate, who dropped out of the race four months before the election because of depression. Labor Minister Evelyn Matthei was tapped…

Election workers kidnapped in Mali’s Kidal region

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — Officials say several election workers have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in northern Mali’s troubled Kidal province. The abductions come as Mali’s government tries to extend its authority over the country’s vast north following…

Former UT women’s hoops great Mary Ostrowski dies

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A relative says former Tennessee women’s basketball star Mary Ostrowski has died. She was 51. Ostrowski’s sister, Beth Hundman, says Ostrowski died Friday night in Bristol, Va. Hundman says her sister was diagnosed with…

Italy: Bid to hold CIA chief rejected by Panama

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Italy’s justice minister says her country formally asked Panama to hold an ex-CIA base chief convicted of illegally abducting a terrorism suspect, and adds that she “deeply regrets” Panama’s decision to let him return…

Helen Thomas: She asked the unasked questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — For 28 years, Helen Thomas scowled at me whenever we ran into each other. “Traitor,” she would hiss. She said it with a smile. But she said it. Helen, who died Saturday at age 92,…
Box truck tips over

Box truck tips over

A box truck tipped over in Liberty trying to move out of the way of emergency vehicles.…

8 bodies believed to be migrants found in Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Authorities in the Bahamas say they have found the bodies of eight people and a sunken boat near a beach in Grand Bahama island. Police say they believe the victims, including a young boy,…

How to rid park of annoying gulls stumps Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even the sea gulls are throwing the struggling San Francisco Giants for a loss this year. The San Jose Mercury News reported Saturday (http://tinyurl.com/kat6ovo ) that Giants officials are stumped with finding a humane…

Seen and heard at Comic-Con

Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego: STAN LEE REMAINS ‘THE MAN’ Where Stan Lee goes, a crowd follows. Saturday at Comic-Con International was no exception as the co-creator of Spider-Man, the…

Bullock makes Comic-Con debut with ‘Gravity’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sandra Bullock has landed at Comic-Con. The actress came to the pop-culture convention for the first time Saturday to discuss the new film “Gravity,” in which she and George Clooney play astronauts floating through…

Comic-Con gets early look at ‘Godzilla’ footage

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Exploding airplanes, flattened trains, massive missiles and even more massive monsters greeted Comic-Con fans Saturday morning. Stars Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olson and Aaron Taylor-Johnson joined director Gareth Edwards to offer a look at early…

Little Mermaid diving into ‘Once Upon a Time’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Little Mermaid is going to be part of the “Once Upon a Time” world. The revelation that Ariel is swimming around Storybrooke was teased in a video at the conclusion of the ABC…

Pastor: Boy found in trunk had keys with him

DRESSER, Wis. (AP) — A 2-year-old Wisconsin boy who was found dead in the trunk of a car had the key to the vehicle with him, the family’s pastor said Saturday. Isaiah Theis had that key and several…

Inspectors at Ohio amusement park where 7 got hurt

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — State inspectors are at a popular Ohio amusement park to figure out how a boat on a thrill ride accidentally rolled backward down a hill and flipped over in water, injuring seven people. Cedar…

In Seattle, Paul McCartney is joined by Nirvana

SEATTLE (AP) — In Nirvana’s hometown, former members of the defining grunge band reunited to join Paul McCartney on stage. Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic joined the former Beatle before 47,000 fans at Safeco Field during Friday’s concert.…

Baghdad car bombs, other Iraq attacks kill 46

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say at least 30 people have been killed in a wave of evening car bombings in commercial areas of Baghdad. Police said the blasts struck late Saturday in the neighborhoods of Karrada, Baiyaa,…

Naveen Andrews joins ‘Wonderland’ spinoff

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Naveen Andrews is traveling to Wonderland. The “Lost” actor surprised Comic-Con fans by joining the panel Saturday for ABC’s “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.” Andrews will play Jafar in the “Once Upon a…
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1 charged in Niles raid

One of the men arrested during a raid on a Niles home Friday has been charged. …