• Gunmen kill 1, wound 13 campaigning for Sri Lankan candidate

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Gunmen opened fire at campaign workers in Sri Lanka's capital on Friday, killing one and wounding 13, police and hospital officials said, in the first major political violence before the parliamentary election. The workers were campaigning for Finance...

  • German justice minister casts doubt on treason probe

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister on Friday questioned a decision by prosecutors to open a treason investigation against two journalists, a move that prompted strong criticism from free speech activists. Website Netzpolitik.org, which covers digital rights issues, said Thursday...

  • What's new in NFL? Plenty

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan sang about them. So did David Bowie. For 2015, the NFL is embracing the message from those musical giants. Yes, the most successful of American sports leagues is into changes. Extra-point attempts have been altered. Medical timeouts are the latest player...

  • Pettersen tames Turnberry, sets 2nd-round lead

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TURNBERRY, Scotland (AP) — Golf reclaimed center stage from Donald Trump at the Women's British Open as Suzann Pettersen tamed tough early conditions to set a challenging clubhouse target midway through the second round on Friday. Pettersen was the only player among the early starters...

  • Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule. It is staff, not diners, who feel the real difference, with...

  • Four years in, consumer protection agency has plenty to do

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The nation's youngest government agency recently celebrated its four-year anniversary, and it's still got plenty to do. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was born out of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law that passed in 2010 and started a year later. It was given a direct,...

  • Wing fragment wrapped and ready for French investigators

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — The wing fragment found on the French island of Reunion was wrapped and ready to be loaded Friday on a cargo flight for the mainland, where experts are hoping to unlock the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Several uniformed officers...

  • Bills defensive end Williams passes physical, joins camp

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills say defensive end Mario Williams has passed his physical and was activated in time for the team's opening practice at training camp. Williams joined his teammates on the field in suburban Rochester on Friday morning. Williams was on the...

  • As festivals overload, Fest300 seeks to curate experiences

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The myriad of festivals seems to have gotten more dizzying over the last decade: Whether it's a weekend of music performances, a foodie meet-up or a health-and-wellness gathering, there seems to be a "fest" happening somewhere around the globe at any moment. It's...

  • Long-lost Fitzgerald story finally published

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A year before F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack, he completed a short story about a hard-drinking writer diagnosed with cardiac disease. "And as for that current dodge 'No reference to any living character is intended' — no use even trying that," Fitzgerald...

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