Tips to help seniors live independently at home

There are many low-cost things that can be done to help seniors live independently their homes for longer periods of time. Some tips, from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and AARP: —Wear nonslip shoes, not slippers,…

Syrian prison shelled, part of Aleppo battle

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian rights group says that rebels are pounding two besieged Shiite towns in the northern province of Aleppo. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday that fighting was flaring up on the…

East Congo fighter says army backed militiamen

KANYARUCINYA, Congo (AP) — Nyenzi Kahuze’s friends gave him a fetish they said would make him bulletproof in the battle against the M23 rebel group in eastern Congo. Now he lies with a gunshot wound to the head,…

Chinese plane crash victims were student leaders

BEIJING (AP) — The two people who died in an Asiana Airlines plane crash at San Francisco International Airport were Chinese schoolgirls, Chinese state media said Sunday. Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia, students at Jiangshan Middle School in…

Talks on Egypt leaders hit Islamist block

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is calling for protests to denounce the military’s toppling of President Mohammed Morsi, while opponents of the ousted Islamist leader also are urging supporters to take to the streets for mass rallies.…

Saatchi says he is divorcing Nigella Lawson

LONDON (AP) — Prominent art collector Charles Saatchi says he is divorcing his celebrity chef wife Nigella Lawson because she did not publicly defend his reputation after images emerged of him grasping the throat of his wife in…

Russia official: Venezuela last chance for Snowden

MOSCOW (AP) — An influential Russian parliament member who often speaks for the Kremlin is encouraging NSA leaker Edward Snowden to accept Venezuela’s offer of asylum. Alexei Pushkov, who heads the international affairs committee in Russia’s parliament, posted…

Iran offers special exchange rate to lure commerce

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s central bank is allowing most importers to buy local currency at half the former official price as part of attempts to attract investors to an economy battered by Western sanctions. The effective devaluation…

Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park after 44 years

LONDON (AP) — The Rolling Stones returned to London’s Hyde Park after 44 years with a concert that saluted both the band’s past and the fleetingly idyllic English summer. Mick Jagger even donned a frock for the occasion.…

Nigerian troops burned homes in extremist attack

BOSSO, Niger (AP) — Nigerian officials are pleading with refugees to come home, visiting thousands who have fled across borders to escape an Islamic uprising. Deputy Gov. Zannah Mustapha of Borno state visited the neighboring nation of Niger…

12 killed as Filipino troops, Muslim rebels clash

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — More than 100 breakaway Muslim guerrillas launched attacks against army troops in the southern Philippines, sparking clashes that killed five soldiers and at least seven insurgents in an apparent attempt to spoil peace talks…

Iran says overthrow of Egypt president improper

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran, in its first official reaction to the toppling of Egypt’s democratically elected president by the military, is calling the move “improper.” A Sunday report by official IRNA news agency quotes foreign ministry spokesman…

Bahrain: Policeman killed, 3 hurt in twin attacks

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain says twin attacks have left a policeman dead and three injured in the latest sign of targeted strikes by anti-government factions in the restive Gulf nation. Bahrain’s 29-month uprising is dominated by street…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Sunday, July 07, 2013. Wet weather over the Southeast will start to lift northeastward on Sunday, while a chance of severe showers and thunderstorms continues for the Northern and Central High Plains. A trough…

Storied QE2 liner set to depart Dubai in October

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An official involved in the transformation of the storied passenger liner Queen Elizabeth 2 into a floating hotel says the ship will set sail in October for Asia to begin the $90…

Saudi Arabia: 2 more deaths from new virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia says two more people have died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 38 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the growing…

Procession brings home fallen Ariz. firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — Just as they were taken one at a time from the scene of their deaths, 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago will be returned to their home in the Arizona mountains…

Officials: 14 Afghan soldiers, 64 Taliban killed

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The government says 14 Afghan soldiers and 64 Taliban militants have been killed in fighting and roadside bombings across the country in the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Defense said Sunday the casualties…

Radical Muslim cleric pleads innocent to terrorism

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian military prosecutor says radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada, who was deported early Sunday from Britain, has arrived in Jordan to face retrial on terrorism charges. Jordan had sought the man, accused of…

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…