Tunisian women demonstrate for rights

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Tunisia in support of women’s rights amid national debate about a landmark constitution for the Arab world. Two competing demonstrations were held in Tunis on Tuesday to mark…

Accused Ashanti stalker pleads not guilty in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — New York court papers say a fan charged with deluging Ashanti with lewd tweets told police he knew he’d been ordered not to contact her, but he sent racy messages nonetheless. Devar (deh-VAHR’) Hurd…

Even worse odds than in 2008 for Mideast deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — The same negotiators, the same issues, a familiar venue: The sense of deja vu is overwhelming as Israelis and Palestinians start Wednesday on their third attempt in 13 years to draw a border between them.…

Potential Lilly lung cancer drug helps survival

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. said its potential lung cancer treatment necitumumab met a key research goal by helping to increase survival time for p……
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NJ Sandy victims introduced as Powerball winners

Six people afflicted by Superstorm Sandy, as well as the daughter of a legislator who wrote the law creating the New Jersey Lottery, were among the 16 county garage workers who won a third of the recent $448 million Powerball jackpot.…

Golden Globe organizers give $1.6M to arts groups

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The group behind the Golden Globes shared $1.6 million of its annual awards-show spoils with 40 nonprofit arts organizations Tuesday, but its cast of celebrity presenters had trouble getting the group’s message across.…

APNewsBreak: Iowa plant drops horse-slaughter plan

ALBUQURQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Iowa company is dropping plans to slaughter horses in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily banned the practice as part of a lawsuit filed by animal welfare groups, a company…

Body ID’d as missing Calif. federal investigator

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A woman’s body found near a Northern California park last week is that of a missing federal investigator, authorities said Tuesday. The Alameda County Coroner’s office has identified the body as 50-year-old Sandra Coke…

Bahamas detains more Haitian migrants at sea

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A spokesman for the Bahamas military says authorities stopped two vessels carrying more than 100 Haitian migrants amid an apparent surge in illegal immigration. Lt. Origin Deleveaux of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force says…

Ala. man takes poison after child sex conviction

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama businessman convicted on a child sex charge died after he apparently swallowed poison following the reading of the verdict, a medical official said Tuesday. William Thomas Moore Jr., 42, was being booked…