Detroit’s bankruptcy follows decades of decay

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit, which for years paid its bills with borrowed money, is the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy protection. Here’s a look at how the city spiraled into financial…

Harrison Ford can’t escape Han Solo, Indiana Jones

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s been decades since Harrison Ford played towering film characters Indiana Jones and Han Solo, but the questions still come — especially at Comic-Con. Ford made his second appearance at the all-things-geek gathering in…

Heat wave continues in the East

UNDATED (AP) — There’s no respite from the heat wave that’s gripping the eastern two thirds of the nation. Heat index values near 100 degrees or greater are being felt from the Midwest to the Northeast. Baltimore, Md.,…

Former Pa. police chief sentenced in gun theft

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania police chief has been sentenced to nine to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to the theft and sale of a polic……

Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the two leaders. The…

Jamaica govt, rights group feud over child welfare

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican rights group led a rally Thursday as part of its campaign demanding reforms in the treatment of children in state care, a day after the government painted aspects of the advocacy work…

Japan Airlines Dreamliner safely returns to Boston

BOSTON (AP) — A Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo’s Narita Airport returned to Boston’s Logan Airport on Thursday because of a possible fuel pump issue on the Boeing 787 aircraft. It’s the latest trouble for the new Dreamliner…

Police bypassed trunk where dead Wis. child found

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Police on Thursday expressed regret that investigators taking part in an exhaustive all-day search amid blistering heat did not force open the trunk of a car where a missing western Wisconsin toddler was…

A look at the next steps for Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, raising a flurry of questions about what happens next. Here’s a look at what’s known about the next steps: WILL THE LIGHTS GO OUT? The…

Friday, July 26

Today is Friday, July 26, the 207th day of 2013. There are 158 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1821 – Turkey and Russia sever relations after Turkey refuses to protect Christian subjects.…

Mexico’s 1st gay mayor elected in rough north

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s first openly gay elected mayor is set to take office in a rough-and-tumble part of Zacatecas state known for cowboy boots, embossed belts and drug gang shootouts. Mayor-elect Benjamin Medrano, who won Fresnillo’s…

Chile’s Pinera asks his bloc for unity amid crisis

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s president is asking his conservative bloc to pick a single presidential candidate and quickly overcome a political crisis just four months before the general election. President Sebastian Pinera said Thursday that his Alliance…

5 charred bodies found in northeast Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police have found five charred bodies inside a pickup truck abandoned and set ablaze on a northern Mexico highway. An official with Coahuila state prosecutors says the five men found Thursday died of asphyxiation…

Comic-Con attendees get first look at ‘Divergent’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fans at Comic-Con got the very first look at footage from the highly anticipated new film “Divergent.” Director Neil Burger said Thursday shooting wrapped just two days ago in Chicago, “so it’s very fresh…

Ohio man sentenced to 25 years in child porn case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A western Ohio man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to secretly videotaping young girls in a bathroom at his home and t……

Robert Kirkman will take ratings over Emmy noms

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ask Robert Kirkman about the snub his show “The Walking Dead” received in Emmy Award nominations Thursday and he answers with a hearty laugh. “I’ll take the ratings, I think is what I usually…

Records: Texas teenager raped as men cheered

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As many as 10 men allegedly took turns sexually assaulting a 13-year-old runaway Texas girl in an apartment where some cheered and filmed the attacks with their cellphone cameras, according to court records released…

6 Colombians charged in killing of DEA agent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six Colombian nationals were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for the kidnapping and murder of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent. A seventh Colombian was charged with trying to destroy evidence in the…

‘Glory’: Civil War fight by black troops recalled

SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Civil War re-enactors gathered on a wind-swept beach and marked the 150th anniversary Thursday of a famed attack by the black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry — a battle that showed the world black…

NYPD top spokesman Browne lands job at Notre Dame

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief spokesman for the New York Police Department on big stories such as the failed 2010 Times Square car-bombing has landed a job at the University of Notre Dame. Paul Browne was named…