Car bomb kills 12 in southwest Pakistan
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:30am
(AP) — A car bomb targeting a police vehicle killed 11 policemen and one civilian Thursday in an area of southwest Pakistan wracked by a separatist insurgency and Islamic militancy, police said.
LeBron, Heat dig deep to top Pacers in Game 1
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:24am
(AP) — It could have been the perfect matchup to cap an unforgettable game. LeBron James driving to the rim to face Roy Hibbert, one play to decide Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Bronx 'ghetto' tours stop amid residents' outrage
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:18am
(AP) — A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides under fire from an outraged neighborhood.
For Philadelphia bicyclist, a cat is his co-pilot
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:17am
(AP) — For bicyclist Rudi Saldia, you could say a cat is his co-pilot.
Vote on gay Scouts comes at emotional moment
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:15am
(AP) — The Boy Scouts of America's national leadership will vote Thursday whether to allow openly gay Scouts in its ranks, a critical and emotionally charged moment for one of the nation's oldest youth organizations and its millions of members.
Obama to push for transparency in face of threats
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:14am
(AP) — Amid lingering concerns about his national security policies, President Barack Obama is outlining measures to clarify the deadly use of drones against terror suspects.
Youngest Okla. tornado victims remembered by kin
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:14am
(AP) — Nine-year-old Sydney Angle was "everywhere at once" when she was out on the softball field. Kyle Davis, 8, was nicknamed "The Wall" because of his size and presence on the soccer field. JaNae Hornsby, also 9, was the life of the party.
Between economy and trouble, Obama approval steady
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:13am
(AP) — The economy is recovering, the White House is dealing with multiple controversies, and President Barack Obama appears generally unaffected either way.
$2B in Okla. tornado damage means hard recovery
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:13amUpdated on May 23, 2013 at 3:15am
(AP) — All that is left of Shayne Patterson's three-bedroom home is the tiny area where his wife hunkered down under a mattress to protect their three children when a tornado packing winds of at least 200 mph slammed through his neighborhood.
Japan stocks dive as benchmark bond yield spikes
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:10am
(AP) — Japanese stocks plummeted Thursday after a spike in government bond yields and unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing spooked investors sitting atop months of massive gains in share prices. The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo nosedived 7.3 percent to close at 14,483.98.
Restaurant torched in 4th night of Sweden riots
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:07am
(AP) — Groups of youth have burnt down a restaurant, torched more than 30 cars and injured three police in a fourth night of riots in suburbs of the Swedish capital that started following a fatal police shooting.
Ocean not all that separates US, European fans
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:06am
Two weeks ago, a game between Roma and AC Milan in Italy's top soccer league was halted for almost two minutes after black Milan players were subjected to horrific racial abuse.
Q&A: What is known about London attack
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 3:03am
A look at the key known facts about the Wednesday attack in south London, when two men hacked another to death near military barracks.
Lenovo says quarterly profit up 90 percent
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 2:52am
(AP) — Computer maker Lenovo Group said Thursday its latest quarterly profit rose 90 percent as sales of smartphones and mobile computing technology expanded.
Japan stocks dive after benchmark bond yield spike
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 2:47am
(AP) — Japan's benchmark stock index has plummeted after a spike in government bond yields and unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing spooked investors.
Malaysian charged with sedition, 2 more arrested
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 2:41am
(AP) — Malaysian authorities detained two anti-government figures and charged a student activist with sedition Thursday, raising political tensions after recent national elections triggered claims of fraud.
2011 jail breaks become political issue in Egypt
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 2:38am
(AP) — It was one of the most perplexing events of Egypt's revolution: orchestrated attacks on prisons around the country that broke out more than 20,000 inmates while police were tied down with the massive popular protests that swept autocrat Hosni Mubarak from power.
Asia shares slide, Nikkei down 7.3 percent, as Japan bond yields rise, China factories weaken
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 2:37am
(AP) — Asia shares slide, Nikkei down 7.3 percent, as Japan bond yields rise, China factories weaken.
Japan bond yields jump following Fed comments
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 2:33am
(AP) — Yields on 10-year Japanese government bonds briefly topped 1 percent for the first time in a year on Thursday, unnerving some investors at a time when Japan's already overburdened government finances are vulnerable to rises in interest rates. Japanese shares fell sharply.
Submerged structure stumps Israeli archaeologists
Posted on May 23, 2013 at 2:28amUpdated on May 23, 2013 at 2:29am
(AP) — The massive circular structure appears to be an archaeologists dream: a recently discovered antiquity that could reveal secrets of ancient life in the Middle East and is just waiting to be excavated.
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