New charge against imprisoned Tunisian feminist

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A lawyer for a Tunisian feminist who is in prison awaiting trial says his client has now been charged with insulting a prison guard. Amina Sboui shocked Tunisians by posting on Facebook in March…

Kenya vote totals still secret 4 months later

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The chairman of Kenya’s Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has refused to be sworn in before a parliament committee and stormed out of the hearing, breaking a pledge made this week that the commission…

Tina Turner marries long-time beau in Switzerland

GENEVA (AP) — Legendary rock singer Tina Turner has married her longtime German beau, Erwin Bach, in a Swiss civil ceremony, a local mayor said Thursday. The 73-year-old singer tied the knot at the registry office of her…

House proposes massive cuts to US aid, diplomacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are seeking billions of dollars in cuts to U.S. foreign operations. The move that will surely spark opposition from the White House and the Democratic-led Senate. The House Appropriations Committee’s bill for next…

Police find body of woman taken from Mich. store

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A woman’s body was found Thursday near a suburban Detroit discount store where a 20-year-old assistant store manager was abducted and her co-worker was fatally shot, police said. Investigators found the body in a…

List of Emmy Award nominations in major categories

Nominees in major categories for the 2013 Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Drama Series: “Breaking Bad,” AMC; “Downton Abbey,” PBS; “Game of Thrones,” HBO; “Homeland,” Showtime; “House of Cards,” Netflix; “Mad…

Jailed general cleared of contempt of court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has acquitted a jailed Bosnian Serb army general of contempt of court, saying his post-traumatic stress disorder was a reasonable excuse for refusing to testify in the trial…

US rate on 30-year mortgage declines to 4.37 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average rates on U.S. fixed mortgages declined this week as concern waned in the financial markets over the Federal Reserve’s possible slowing of its bond purchases this year. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average…

Earnings gains drive stocks higher in early trade

NEW YORK (AP) — Solid earnings gains at major U.S. companies drove stocks higher in early trading on Wall Street Wednesday. The advance put the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index back into…

Argentine Jews demand justice from Iran in bombing

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine Jewish leaders are harshly criticizing their government on the 19th anniversary of the nation’s worst terrorist attack. The bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association killed 85 people in 1994 and remains unsolved.…

Palestinian leaders discussing Kerry proposal

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Mahmoud Abbas convened a special gathering of top Palestinian officials in the West Bank on Thursday for what could be a make-or-break decision on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest efforts…

Cyprus to issue license for first casino resort

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ government says the Cabinet has decided to issue a license to build the bailed-out country’s first casino resort. Spokesman Christos Stylianides said Thursday that the license will be granted to the successful bidder…

Gauge of US economy’s future unchanged in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge of the economy’s future health was unchanged in June, pointing to modest growth in the coming months. The Conference Board, a business research group, says its index of leading indicators remained at 95.3…

Mitsubishi blamed in Calif. nuclear plant closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California Edison says it is seeking to hold Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems liable for defective steam generators that forced the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.…

Large oil spill clean-up underway in north Cyprus

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A Turkish Cypriot official says it will take at least two months to clean up some 100 tonnes (tons) of spilled fuel oil that has reached the coastline in the breakaway north of the…

Interpol operations net millions of fake goods

PARIS (AP) — More than 6,000 people around the world were arrested in a two-month anti-counterfeiting sweep that netted tens of millions of dollars worth of fake shampoo in China, phony cigarettes in Turkey and bogus booze in…
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Canfield co. bought for $1.2M

A Southlake, Texas private-equity firm bought the Canfield Metal Coating Corp. for $1.2 million.…

Wash. state man says shooting followed VP’s advice

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man who fired a shotgun in the air to chase away car prowlers says he was following the advice of Vice President Joe Biden. Jeffrey Barton, of Vancouver, pleaded not guilty…

Journalist who got docs from Snowden has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — The reporter central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance efforts has a book deal. The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald has signed with Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Macmillan, for a book to be published…