• Bombs at mosque, restaurant in central Nigerian city kill 44

    Updated: 46 min ago

    JOS, Nigeria (AP) — An emergency agency official says 44 people were killed by two bombs that exploded at a crowded mosque and an elite Muslim restaurant in Nigeria's central city of Jos. Abdussalam Mohammed of the National Emergency Management Agency says 67 other people were wounded...

  • Touched by tragedy: Survivors and kin recall London bombings

    Updated: 46 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — To lose your sister. Your son. Your legs. Ten years after the suicide bombings that killed 52 people on the London transport network, survivors and the loved ones of those who died are still angry, grief stricken and scarred. But they share a resolve to move forward, to...

  • Thai authorities seize illegal ivory at airport

    Updated: 47 min ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai customs officials said Monday they seized 250 kilograms (550 pounds) of ivory — or about 130 tusks and pieces — hidden in crates being shipped from Africa to Asia. The haul was headed from Congo to Laos and transited through several countries in between, said the...

  • Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

    Updated: 47 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was 2004 when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry. And when President George W. Bush — in response — declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their...

  • Owner of 'Tetris' rights takes Hawaii home, ranch off grid

    Updated: 47 min ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — High above the bustling city of Honolulu, in a quiet, exclusive hillside neighborhood where some of the island's wealthiest residents live, there is an extravagant home that's not quite like the others. The 6,000-square-foot house has a view overlooking Diamond Head,...

  • Farm use of drones to take off as feds loosen restrictions

    Published: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    CORDOVA, Md. (AP) — Mike Geske wants a drone. Watching a flying demonstration on Maryland's Eastern Shore, the Missouri farmer envisions using an unmanned aerial vehicle to monitor the irrigation pipes on his farm — a job he now pays three men to do. "The savings on labor and fuel...

  • Opera based on Iraq veteran's book to premiere on NY stage

    Updated: 48 min ago

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — An opera based on a western New York veteran's experiences as a bomb disposal expert in Iraq is having its world premiere this week at an upstate theater. "The Long Walk" hits the stage Friday night at the Little Theatre at Saratoga Spa State Park in...

  • Danica Patrick

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Danica Patrick (10) drives down pit road with damage to the right side of her car during a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M.

  • Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Matt Kenseth (20) gets turned sideways as he is involved in a multi-car crash including Kevin Harvick (4) and Joey Logano (22) coming out of turn 4 during a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, July 6, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials expressed elation Monday over the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites illustrating the country's transformation into an industrial power at the end of the 19th century. But the reaction over the UNESCO World...

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