Bus, truck collision on busy Thai highway kills 19

BANGKOK (AP) — A double-decker passenger bus caught fire after colliding with a truck on one of Thailand’s busiest highways early Tuesday, killing 19 people and injuring 23, authorities said. The bus drivers and most of the passengers…

US surveillance, Syria at issue on defense bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Limits on secret U.S. surveillance programs and President Barack Obama’s push to help Syrian rebels were in dispute as the House of Representatives weighed legislation to fund the U.S. military. The House planned to begin…

Pope all smiles as Brazilians swarm his car in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis wants to ignite the passion of Roman Catholics for their faith while on his first international trip, and the boisterous, sometimes frenzied welcome he got on his first day in Rio…

India, China hold talks to resolve border dispute

NEW DELHI (AP) — Officials from India and China have begun talks to resolve a longstanding border dispute against the backdrop of recent flare-ups of tension between the two Asian giants over their de facto boundary in the…

AP Exclusive: NKorea halts rocket launch-pad work

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An eight-month construction standstill at a North Korean site meant to launch bigger and better long-range rockets may signal Pyongyang is slowing or even stopping development of larger rockets, according to a new…

Study: Grants, scholarships top financial aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents are picking up less of their children’s college costs while grants and scholarships now have the top role in paying the bills, according to a report released Tuesday by loan giant Sallie Mae. Since…
Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder addresses the media during the Big 12 Conference Football Media Days Monday, July 22, 2013 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

Big 12 Media Day

Football coaches started Big 12 Media Day in Dallas.…
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Distant cousins discover unlikely kinship

A basic conversation about family names, un-masked a deep hidden secret between two social studies professors at Hesston College and their ancestors, revealing a kinship that had been concealed for over 250 years until now.…

AP PHOTOS: Francis begins first trip home as pope

Pope Francis arrived in Rio de Janeiro on Monday to begin a weeklong visit to participate in the World Youth Day festival. After making a no-frills flight on a charter jet from Italy, the pontiff got a rousing,…

Betting agencies have big day on royal baby names

LONDON (AP) — Bookies cashed in big Monday as thousands of Britons placed bets on what Prince William and his wife, Kate, would name their newborn child. Ladbrokes took 50,000 bets in the hours after the Duchess of…

Bus, truck collision on busy Thai highway kills 19

BANGKOK (AP) — Police say 19 people were killed and at least 20 were injured when a double-decker passenger bus caught fire after a vehicle collision on one of Thailand’s busiest highways. Police Lt. Assavathep Chantanaree says an…

Woman survives plunge off Bay Bridge after crash

SANDY POINT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman who survived a plunge off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge after a crash says she swam to safety after deciding she didn’t want to die. Maryland Transportation Authority Police say Morgan…

Hearing for Hernandez associate pushed back

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A pre-trial hearing for a man charged as an accessory to murder in the case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been rescheduled. Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter said the…