16 Moroccan royal guards die in bus crash

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s official news agency says 16 royal guards have died in a bus crash after the vehicle drove off a road and plummeted 650 feet (200 meters). The MAP agency reported that the accident…

10 years after blackout, US grid faces new threats

The U.S. electrical grid is better managed and more flexible a decade after its largest blackout. But it remains vulnerable to new threats. In 2003, grid operators didn’t initially realize what was happening. They now have a nearly…

Stars compete in 65th Hamptons softball fundraiser

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Its roster of participants is impressive: former President Bill Clinton, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, three Baldwins, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Simon, Jackson Pollock and Kurt Vonnegut, to name just a few. Organizers of…

Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood faces uphill battle

BEIRUT (AP) — For Syria’s banned Muslim Brotherhood, the uprising against President Bashar Assad that erupted amid Arab Spring revolts in 2011 provided a long-sought opportunity to stage a comeback after decades spent in exile. Thirty years earlier,…

Funeral to be held for Texas A&M football player

COLLEYVILLE, Texas (AP) — Players from the Texas A&M football team are attending the funeral of a teammate who died in a car accident in New Mexico. The service for 19-year-old Polo Manukainiu (mah-NOO’-ky-uh-noo), a redshirt freshman at…

Endangered species thrive on US military ranges

SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, Calif. (AP) — The sign leaves no doubt about the risk in entering the steep seaside hills that North America’s rarest bird calls home: “Danger. Boom. Explosives. Unexploded Ordnance and Laser Range in Use. Keep…

With persistence, Kansas man loses 373 pounds

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Dan Blanchat has the look of a man who has worked hard all his life. His 54-year-old body is lean and tan. It is hard for him to sit still. Seven years ago……

Hornish wins 2nd straight pole at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) — Sam Hornish Jr. has won the pole for the Nationwide Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International. It was the second straight pole at The Glen for Hornish, who turned a lap at 123.291…

Fort Hood victims want shooting designated terror

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan admits pulling out a pistol, shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is great) and opening fire on unarmed people, killing 13 of them. All, he says, in an effort to stop them from going to…

Obama laments ‘backward’ thinking by Russians

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said he was reassessing the tense U.S. relationship with Russia because of a growing number of issues on which the two countries differ, and he called on Russian leader Vladimir Putin to…

Medical center names CEO

FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) — Dr. Kyle Magee has been appointed chief executive officer at Riverside Medical Center. The Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/14wwXcW ) that……