Australia to send refugees to Papua New Guinea

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said Friday that all refugees who arrive in Australia by boat will be resettled on the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea. Rudd and Papua New Guinea…

Philippine troops kill 6 communist rebels

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least six communist guerrillas and a government militiaman were killed in a clash following a rebel attack early Friday on a militia outpost in the southern Philippines, the military said. About 40 New…

Immigration backers plan push for reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backers of comprehensive immigration legislation are gearing up for a campaign to push the House to act, even as some begin openly voicing fears they’re already losing the fight. Congress’ monthlong August recess could be…

Prosecution rebuts defense in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Military prosecutors are attacking defense evidence in the court-martial of an Army private who gave loads of U.S. government secrets to WikiLeaks. The government’s rebuttal of the defense case continues Friday in the…

FACT CHECK: Obama spins health insurance rebates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Another year, another round of exaggeration from President Barack Obama and his administration about health insurance rebates. In his speech defending his health care law Thursday, Obama said rebates averaging $100 are coming from insurance…

Lima: Where the pallbearers are black

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Elegant in tuxedos and white gloves, the six black pallbearers silently and gracefully remove the mahogany coffin bearing a Lima tire magnate from his mansion. They slide it into the Cadillac hearse that will…

Student Loans 101: Why Uncle Sam is your banker

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress scrambles to pull back a messy student loan increase, it raises the question: Why did Uncle Sam get into the college loan business, anyway? The short answer: Because the Russians launched Sputnik. A…

Kerry wins step to resuming Mideast peace talks

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — After Palestinian leaders demanded further guarantees before restarting talks with Israel, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed his ideas with the chief Palestinian negotiator in Amman on Friday. A stormy, high-level meeting of…

Russian opposition leader Navalny released

KIROV, Russia (AP) — A Russian court on Friday released opposition leader Alexei Navalny from custody less than 24 hours after he was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. The release came after a…

Column: Detroit’s ‘Golden Years’ a distant memory

DETROIT (AP) — One of my earliest memories of growing up in Detroit is the first night the city burned during the 1967 riots. I was 5 years old, standing with my grandmother outside our clapboard home as…

Coroner: Teen in Asiana crash killed by vehicle

SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Officials are set to reveal whether a Chinese student on board Asiana Flight 214 survived the crash-landing only to be killed accidentally on the runway by a fire truck racing to the wrecked,…

Sirens sound as Myanmar revives Aung San tribute

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Horns honked and sirens wailed Friday as Myanmar revived a tribute that was silenced for decades to the country’s slain independence hero, the father of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Adding a modern…

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0700 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

India PM touts economic record ahead of elections

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister laid out arguments for his party’s re-election by touting his government’s economic record with promises to leave “no stone unturned” to spark a rebound for an economy that is now stumbling.…

Defense eager to attack NYC ballot-line case

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — There’s been a lot of evidence to sort through, and it’s been three months since state Sen. Malcolm Smith and five co-defendants have been in court in the federal bribery case that alleges…

DOE study: Fracking chemicals didn’t taint water

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department…

Bulger’s ex-partner to testify about killings

BOSTON (AP) — Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi barely scratched the surface of his long criminal relationship with James “Whitey” Bulger as he began what is expected to be hours of testimony against Bulger at his racketeering trial. During…

Edgy new play spotlights death row teens in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The stage curtains open. Six nooses hang above the young inmates, who are making chairs in the prison workshop to be used as the platforms in their own hangings. The audience gasps. This is…