JK Rowling revealed as writer of crime novel

LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling has pulled off some impressive literary wizardry: She has managed to gain acclaim for writing a detective novel without anyone knowing she had penned it. The best-selling author of the “Harry Potter” series…

Syrian troops advance against rebels in Damascus

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syria’s main Western-backed opposition said Sunday that 200 civilians are trapped in a mosque in a suburb of the Syrian capital as fighting rages outside between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar Assad.…

Calif. protests planned after Zimmerman acquittal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Protesters angered by the acquittal of George Zimmerman demonstrated in four California cities, breaking windows and starting small fires in Oakland, police said. The gatherings Saturday night ranged from a few dozen to a…

Max and Dave, Washington’s newest power couple

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Welcome to the “Max and Dave Show,” a campaign-style swing around the country featuring two of the most powerful members of Congress rallying support for their effort to overhaul the nation’s tax laws…

Asiana flight attendants make news with bravery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Asiana Flight 214 crash-landed in San Francisco, the last time the Korean airlines’ flight attendants made news it was over an effort by their union earlier this year to get the dress code…

3rd victim in SF crash: 15-year-old Chinese girl

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The third person to die from injuries suffered when an Asiana Airlines jetliner crash landed in San Francisco was identified as a 15-year-old Chinese girl who attended school with the other two victims. San…

Woman gored during final bull run in Spain

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — An Australian woman was seriously injured after being gored during the final bull run of this year’s annual San Fermin festival in Spain on Sunday. Four other runners were also hospitalized after sustaining cuts…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, July 14, 2013. Rainy weather is expected for much of the Central U.S. on Sunday as an upper low over the Midwest shifts toward the Southern Plains. This transition combined with warm and…

Drive-in theater making a comeback in Ionia

IONIA, Mich. (AP) — Most people are content to keep their fond childhood memories as memories, but not Dan Lower of Ionia. He recalls a time when his parents would take the family to a drive-in movie theater.…

PBS series ‘Genealogy Roadshow’ to film in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — A new PBS series is set to film at a home in an historic Detroit neighborhood. The taping for “Genealogy Roadshow” is to take place Sunday in Indian Village. The show is to premiere nationally…

Zimmerman cleared; attorney says safety a concern

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — After a year and a half of living as a hermit, George Zimmerman emerged from a Florida courthouse a free man, cleared of all charges in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. A jury…

Asiana to sue San Francisco TV station over names

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asiana Airlines said Sunday its reputation was damaged by a report on a San Francisco TV station that used bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on its plane that crashed earlier…

Manila sets UN conditions for Golan force to stay

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario has set out conditions to the United Nations for more than 300 Filipino peacekeepers to stay in the Golan Heights, including additional weapons for their protection and shorter…

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…

Malian troops to open France’s Bastille Day parade

PARIS (AP) — Troops coming from Mali and 12 other African countries will march with the French military in an unusual Bastille Day parade in Paris on Sunday, to honor their efforts against terrorism. Beyond the triumphal display…

Cory Monteith, star of hit show ‘Glee,’ found dead

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Cory Monteith, the handsome young actor who shot to fame in the hit TV series “Glee” but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be…

Beyonce holds moment of silence for Trayvon Martin

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Beyonce called for a moment of silence for Trayvon Martin during a concert just hours after George Zimmerman was found not guilty by a Florida jury. The pop star took a moment to honor…

Actor Cory Monteith found dead

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Police: Canadian actor Cory Monteith, star of hit show “Glee,” found dead in city hotel.…

Texas Republicans pass new abortion limits

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans in the Texas Legislature passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the U.S., but Democrats have vowed to fight in the courts and at the ballot box…