Solar powered plane finishes journey, lands in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A solar-powered aircraft completed the final leg of a history-making cross-country flight Saturday night, gliding to a smooth stop at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The Solar Impulse touched down at JFK…

Japan moves closer to restarting nuclear reactors

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is moving a step closer to restarting nuclear reactors as utilities are set to file for safety inspections at their idled reactors, the clearest sign of Japan’s return to nuclear energy nearly two and…

Johnson 1st driver to sweep Daytona since 1982

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A flawless race gave Jimmie Johnson a perfect year at Daytona International Speedway and put him on another exclusive list. Johnson became the first driver in 31 years to sweep Daytona International Speedway,…

UK deports radical cleric Abu Qatada to Jordan

LONDON (AP) — Britain has deported radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada to Jordan, ending a more than decade-long battle to remove a man prosecutors have described as a key al-Qaida operative in Europe. Abu Qatada — whose real…

Rangers dedicate day, Astros game to West victims

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — For a few hours Saturday, the beleaguered residents of West could put aside this spring’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion and instead focus on which baseball team they liked better — the Texas Rangers or…

Egypt: Militants bomb gas pipeline in Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say suspected Islamic militants have bombed a natural gas pipeline to Jordan south of the city of el-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula. The attacks early Sunday on two points on the…

Catchings leads Fever past Sun, 78-66

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tamika Catchings had 22 points and six steals to help the Indiana Fever beat the Connecticut Sun 78-66 on Saturday night. Briann January had 14 points and seven rebounds, and Shavonte Zellous also scored 14…

A look back at previous airport approach crashes

A number of major commercial airliners have crashed while landing or on approach at airports around the globe. Below is a list of some of the most notable crashes in recent years: Nov. 1, 2011 Chopin Airport, Warsaw,…

Skiing legend Stein Eriksen hospitalized in Utah

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ski racing legend Stein Eriksen has been hospitalized for more than a week in Utah with what has been described as “neurological symptoms.” Deer Valley Resort spokeswoman Coleen Reardon told The Salt Lake…

Asiana Airlines connects major technology markets

Asiana Airlines was relatively unknown in the United States before Saturday’s crash landing at San Francisco International Airport. But South Korea’s second-largest carrier has been growing steadily over the past 25 years and connects two of the world’s…

Egypt’s emerging leaders after Morsi’s overthrow

CAIRO (AP) — Contours are slowly emerging of Egypt’s new leadership, even though an initial announcement that a chief rival of deposed President Mohammed Morsi was named as interim prime minister was taken back later on Saturday. Hours…

Obama: US not backing any Egyptian party or group

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday reiterated that the United States is not aligned with and is not supporting any particular Egyptian political party or group and again condemned the ongoing violence across Egypt. Obama made…

Davis tops fan vote, O’s have 3 All-Star starters

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore slugger Chris Davis powered past Detroit Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera in the final week to claim the most fan votes in All-Star game balloting, and Washington outfielder Bryce Harper used a final…