Republican senators blast Syrian chem weapons deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators who have sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s foreign policy say a Syrian chemical weapons agreement hailed by the president is meaningless. Arizona’s John McCain and South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham say friends and…

Republican leaders fear tea party fallout

FLETCHER, North Carolina (AP) — Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing party leaders at seemingly every turn. They are demanding that Congress…

DeLoreans getting ‘Back to the Future’ makeovers

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It may not time travel, but the DeLorean sports car is finding its way into the future even without a flux capacitor. People are spending thousands of dollars to have DeLoreans outfitted to…

Fidel Castro applauds Russian proposal on Syria

HAVANA (AP) — Former Cuban President Fidel Castro has published an article applauding a Russian-backed proposal to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons. The U.S. and Russia reached agreement Saturday to implement the plan amid an ongoing civil…

Syrian opposition elects interim prime minister

ISTANBUL (AP) — The main Western-backed opposition group in Syria has elected an interim prime minister as it seeks to firm up its standing as a viable political alternative there. The Syrian National Coalition voted during a meeting…

Analysis: Russia wants seat back at Mideast table

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. deal with Russia to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons has pulled the Obama administration into deep waters: the Kremlin’s long-standing drive to put the brakes on American power and to restore Moscow to its…

NASCAR seeks to restore credibility after scandal

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — NASCAR took the first step toward restoring its credibility Saturday by telling its teams to give 100 percent at all times. Teams were also told attempts to “artificially alter” a race will face severe…

Spain rejects referendum sought by separatists

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister has rejected a request by the leader of Catalonia to approve a referendum that would allow the northeastern region to decide whether to secede from the rest of the country. In a…

Kill has another seizure but Gophers go on

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Jerry Kill suffered another game-day seizure, at halftime while the Gophers were playing Western Illinois on Saturday, and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. The university said Kill was resting…

Miyazato leads Evian, with Ko a stroke back

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — With teen amateur Lydia Ko of New Zealand in pursuit, Mika Miyazato of Japan held a one-stroke lead Saturday after two rounds at the Evian Championship. Miyazato shot a 2-under 69 and was at…

SC launching ‘healthy outcomes’ initiative

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Thousands of unhealthy South Carolinians without insurance could soon get a phone call or a knock on their door. Under the state’s “……