• Britain's Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Prince William presented China's president with a large envelope Monday containing an invitation from the queen to visit Britain this year, as he began the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation. President Xi Jinping told the...

  • Canadian gets 7 years in jail in Nepal for child sex abuse

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A court official in Nepal says a Canadian tourist with several previous child sex convictions has been sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually abusing a minor boy. The Lalitpur district court said that Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, 71, from the province of...

  • Uganda: Victims back leniency for LRA chief but trial awaits

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    BARLONYO, Uganda (AP) — This is the horror that Silveria Okweny is willing to forgive: On Feb. 21, 2004, as the sun dipped below the horizon, rebels walking single file approached the Ugandan refugee camp in which she lived. At the shrill sound of a whistle, one of the worst attacks...

  • Los Angeles police shoot, kill man after Skid Row struggle

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police shot and killed a man Sunday who struggled with officers on a sidewalk in the Skid Row section of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The officers, who were answering a robbery call in the area at about noon, got into a struggle with the man, and tried to...

  • Colorado beats Arizona State 87-81 behind Booker's 29 points

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Askia Booker scored 29 points, his most ever at the Coors Events Center, leading Colorado past Arizona State 87-81 Sunday night in his final home game. Josh Scott added 14 points for the Buffaloes (13-15, 6-10 Pac-12), who snapped a three-game skid. They had...

  • Pelicans hold off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th straight win

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    DENVER (AP) — Heal fast, Anthony Davis. In the meantime, know this: Your teammates are holding things down just fine until you're completely mended. Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their...

  • Snow alert and travel advisory for NYC

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A snow alert and travel advisory are in effect in New York City until Monday morning. Light snow began falling early Sunday afternoon. Meteorologists say four to six inches of snow is expected to fall. The snow has disrupted some flights at JFK and LaGuardia airports....

  • Kelly Clark wins snowboard halfpipe in US Grand Prix

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Kelly Clark won the snowboard halfpipe in the U.S. Grand Prix on Sunday for her second FIS World Cup victory of the season, easily beating 18-year-old American teammate Arielle Gold. The 31-year-old Clark, from West Dover, Vermont, had a 94.50-point run. She won...

  • Seoul: North Korea test fires 2 short-range missiles

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea and warned of "merciless strikes" against its enemies as allies Seoul and Washington launched annual military drills Pyongyang claims are preparation for a northward invasion. North...

  • Asia stocks mostly rise as China rate cut offsets US data

    Updated: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank lifted sentiment following the release of lackluster U.S. growth data. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.3 percent to 18,847.19 and South Korea's Kospi added...

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