Vt. gov calls for changes to mental health laws

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Peter Shumlin is going to ask the Vermont Legislature to change the state’s mental health laws to make it easier for doctors to admin……

Syria uncertainty hangs over Obama’s overseas trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing obstacles at home and abroad, President Barack Obama this week plans to urge reluctant world leaders to back an American-led strike against Syria even though the prospects for military action could depend on a…

South Africa president pleased Mandela is home

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president said Tuesday that he was pleased Nelson Mandela had gone home from a hospital, saying it indicated the progress th……

Katie Couric engaged to boyfriend Molner

NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric is getting married to her financier boyfriend John Molner. Couric’s spokesman Matthew Hiltzik confirmed the engagement Tuesday morning following a report by People magazine. Molner gave 56-year-old Couric, the former host of…

APNewsBreak: WWII hero’s family seeks Obama’s help

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The family of World War II hero Raoul Wallenberg will ask President Barack Obama for help in their quest to find out what happened to the Swedish diplomat who vanished after being arrested by Soviet…

Meetings planned to discuss wasting disease

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation will host several public meetings to discuss the impact of chronic wasting disease on the state̵……

Indonesian official gets 5 years for corruption

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s anti-graft court sentenced a former senior Health Ministry official to five years in jail for involvement in an embezzlement scandal involving the procurement of equipment to battle bird flu. Ratna Dewi Umar, the…

Indonesian official gets 5 years for corruption

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s anti-graft court sentenced a former senior Health Ministry official to five years in jail for involvement in an embezzl……

Romania opens museum on dictator’s final moments

TARGOVISTE, Romania (AP) — More than 20 years after Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were convicted of genocide and executed in Romania, the country opened a museum about the last two days of their lives…

Ohio man who threatened police holds ‘idiot’ sign

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who threatened officers in Cleveland is making a court-ordered public apology by standing near a police station with a sign describing himself as an idiot. A judge had ordered 58-year-old Richard Dameron to…

6 suspected al-Qaida suspects killed in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says six suspected al-Qaida militants and two citizens fighting them were killed in separate clashes between members of the terror group and armed residents who repelled attempts to retake their…

Trial opens for suspect in NYC woman’s death

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court ordered that a man accused of killing a New York City woman in Istanbul be placed under observation for an evaluation of his mental health on the opening day of his…

Recent Missouri editorials

The Kansas City Star, Aug. 31 Tax cuts risk shredding services for vulnerable citizens in Missouri Small government and tax cuts sound good in the abstract, but too man……

Indonesian Muslims hold anti-Miss World protest

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian Muslim hard-liners staged a protest Tuesday in the country’s capital to try to stop the holding of the Miss World pageant this weekend on the resort island of Bali. More than 200 members…