• Radioactivity detected in 2 places at Czech nuclear plant

    Updated: 20 min ago

    PRAGUE (AP) — An official says low radioactivity has been unexpectedly detected in two places outside one of the two reactors at a Czech nuclear power plant. Temelin plant spokesman Marek Svitak says the radioactivity was at very low levels and poses no safety threat. The reactor...

  • Rarely seen color photos by Robert Capa in Budapest exhibit

    Updated: 20 min ago

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Rarely seen color photographs by Robert Capa, the legendary Hungarian photographer best known for his battlefield pictures from the Spanish Civil War and D-Day, are being shown for the first time in Europe at the Budapest institution which bears his name....

  • Rocket fired from Sinai hits southern Israel, no one hurt

    Updated: 20 min ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military says a rocket fired from neighboring Sinai, where Egyptian troops are battling Islamic State militants, has struck southern Israel. There was no damage and no one was hurt. The military says the rocket hit open field in southern Israel Friday...

  • Surrogate children granted legal recognition in France

    Updated: 20 min ago

    PARIS (AP) — France's highest court has granted legal recognition to surrogate children, in a major turnaround that will make their daily lives easier and could lead to greater acceptance of new forms of families. The Cour de cassation ruled Friday that, while surrogacy will remain...

  • Court rejects bid by victims' kin to clear Lockerbie bomber

    Updated: 20 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — Judges at a Scottish court ruled Friday that relatives of people killed in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland cannot launch an appeal on behalf of the only man convicted of the attack. In an unusual case, relatives sought to appeal on behalf of the...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: 22 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate; Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Ben Cardin, D-Md.; Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" —...

  • Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

    Updated: 36 min ago

    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The powerful head of Vietnam's Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said he hopes to build trust and...

  • Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay

    Updated: 37 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be. Pay is sluggish. Many part-timers can't find full-time work. And a diminished share of Americans either have a job or are looking for...

  • Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

    Updated: 51 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur....

  • Court blocks plans for Willets West mall near Citi Field

    Updated: 53 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York state appeals court has blocked a plan for a shopping mall near the Mets' home at Citi Field. The four-judge Appellate Division ruled Thursday that the Willets West mall project was illegal because the land, although paved over, is part of Flushing...

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