Judge to announce Manning’s sentence Wednesday

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — A military judge was set to deliberate the sentence of American soldier Bradley Manning on Tuesday for leaking troves of classified evidence to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks. Col. Denise Lind said she’ll begin deliberating…

China orders more testing of New Zealand milk

BEIJING (AP) — China’s product safety agency has told New Zealand suppliers of a milk product to perform additional quality tests following a new contamination problem. The agency said Tuesday it has impounded 390 kilograms (860 pounds) of…

Oil down to near $106 as Fed policy signal awaited

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell again Tuesday, slipping below $107 a barrel, as traders wait for the U.S. central bank to signal when it will start scaling back its monetary stimulus. Benchmark oil for October…

Emerging markets take brunt of Fed tapering fears

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks slid Tuesday as investors, particularly those investing in up-and-coming markets, braced for the possible phaseout of a U.S. central bank stimulus program that has boosted stock prices worldwide. Stock benchmarks and currencies in…

300-ton water leak from tank at Japan nuke plant

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant said Tuesday that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there — its worst leak yet from…

Prosecutors rest in Fort Hood shooting trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military judge blocked several key pieces of evidence that prosecutors said would explain the mindset of the soldier accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, including his belief that he…

Boat carrying 105 passengers sinks in Indian Ocean

SYDNEY (AP) — A boat carrying around 100 asylum seekers sank in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, and Australian officials were hurrying to rescue passengers from the water. The boat sank about 220 kilometers (140 miles) north of…

TiVo refreshes lineup with 6-tuner Roamio DVRs

NEW YORK (AP) — TiVo Inc. announced a new line of digital video recorders Tuesday to give television viewers more control over what they watch on traditional channels and over the Internet. The fifth-generation DVRs from the company…

Pakistan’s Musharraf charged in Bhutto killing

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has indicted former Pakistani president and army chief, Pervez Musharraf, in the 2007 assassination of a former prime minister. Afsha Adil, a member of Musharraf’s legal team, said Musharraf pleaded not…

As price of college rises, so does federal aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — With college costs continuing to rise, more students are receiving federal financial aid, though state and institutional aid remains largely flat Data released Tuesday by the National Center for Education Statistics, a branch of the…

As price of college rises, so does federal aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — As college tuition continues to rise, more students are receiving federal financial help, but state and institutional aid remains largely unchanged. A study by the National Center for Education Statistics finds that 7 of 10…

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2013. There are 133 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On August 20, 1968, the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations began invading Czechoslovakia to…

German visitor bitten by shark is on life support

HONOLULU (AP) — A German visitor who lost her arm in a shark attack while snorkeling off Maui was on life support, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday, a day after a Big Island surfer suffered leg injuries in…

Nuggets guard Lawson free on bond after arrest

DENVER (AP) — Court records show Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson has been arrested on suspicion of charges including harassment. KUSA-TV in Denver reports that according to Arapahoe County sheriff’s officials, Lawson and his girlfriend each face charges…