FDA approves Boehringer drug for lung cancer

The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it approved a new drug from Boehringer Ingelheim for patients with a genetic variant of advanced lung cancer. The agency said it approved the company’s Gilotrif for lung cancer patients…

Fan security to be tight for Vegas soccer match

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Soccer fans in Las Vegas will see stepped-up security for an exhibition match Saturday featuring Monarcas Morelia of Mexico and Luis Angel Firpo of El Salvador, following brawls at a match between intense Mexican…

Virus-hit Saudi Arabia asks pilgrims to wear masks

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia, the epicenter of a new respiratory virus, asked Friday that pilgrims coming from across the Muslim world to visit its holy sites wear face masks in crowded places. The list of…

Boeing stock dives on fire in empty 787 in London

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Boeing sank Friday after an empty 787 experienced a fire at Heathrow Airport. An unspecified technical issue forced another 787 to turn back to Manchester Airport. British police said the fire aboard…
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Castro charged with 977 counts

The man accused of holding three women captive in his Cleveland home for about a decade was charged Friday with hundreds of additional counts covering the entire time period of the alleged imprisonment.…

Ex-governor’s jibe may become Wis. capital’s motto

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The mayor of Wisconsin’s capital city is proposing it adopt its first official motto: 77 square miles surrounded by reality. The phrase is a take on former Republican Gov. Lee Sherman Dreyfus’ jibe that…

Cyprus: ECB to help after top bank restructured

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ president says the European Central Bank will help prop up the country’s hard-hit banking sector once its largest lender, Bank of Cyprus, is restructured. Nicos Anastasiades said Friday that ECB Chief Mario Draghi…

Viewers get in the swim to tweet about ‘Sharknado’

NEW YORK (AP) — What happens when a tornado whips up hundreds of sharks and hurls them at Los Angeles? Syfy network’s “Sharknado” suggests that such a siege can take a big chomp out of social media. Aired…

Egypt’s media embrace military after Morsi ouster

CAIRO (AP) — When autocrat Hosni Mubarak fell after popular protests in 2011, journalist Sabah Hamamou hoped for change at her newspaper, Al-Ahram, the state-owned media flagship with an editorial line firmly controlled by the regime. Hamamou and…

Rebels free 9 hostages in southern Senegal

ZIGUINCHOR, Senegal (AP) — An official in southern Senegal says rebels have freed nine employees of a South African bomb disposal company who were taken hostage in May. Cheikh Tidiane Dieng, governor of the Ziguinchor region, says the…

Construction halted on $75M VA outpatient center

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has halted construction on a $75 million outpatient center in western Pennsylvania while they investigate the m……

Rain creates flooding in Vegas-area wildfire area

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wet weather and clouds helped crews increase containment to 43 percent on a wildfire that has burned for 10 days in the mountains northwest of Las Vegas, blowing smoke into the city for several…

Crane to clear train tracks in deadly French crash

PARIS (AP) — A packed passenger train derailed and crashed into a station outside Paris on Friday on the eve of a major holiday weekend. At least seven people were believed killed and dozens were injured, authorities said.…

Friday is payday for World Series of Poker players

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Friday divides the players with bragging rights from those with none at the World Series of Poker. Of the 666 remaining players at the year’s biggest poker event, most will reach the money, taking…

Weather helps firefighters on Vegas-area fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Wet and cloudy weather is helping firefighters battling a mountain blaze that has charred almost 44 square miles near Las Vegas. Containment on the Carpenter 1 wildfire increased to 43 percent. But U.S. Forest…

India’s legendary actor Pran dies at 93

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood’s legendary actor Pran, who played both heroes and villains in several Hindi film classics over six decades, died of pneumonia at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on Friday, his doctor said. He was 93. Pran…

Istanbul police block journalists’ protest

ISTANBUL (AP) — Police have blocked hundreds of journalists from marching in Istanbul to demand press freedoms and denounce the harassment of colleagues during a spate of anti-government demonstrations last month. Journalists were detained or targeted by police…

Defense lawyer says ex-Albuquerque cop is victim

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — After getting nearly 200 phone calls from his estranged wife in one day, Albuquerque police officer Levi Chavez went to her house while she was asleep, shoved his department-issued gun in her mouth and…