Biggest baby boom in quarter century hits Casper

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Medical Center in Casper hospital is in the midst of a baby boom — the biggest in more than a quarter century. Doctors at the Casper hospita……

Royals C Salvador Perez out with concussion

NEW YORK (AP) — All-Star catcher Salvador Perez, who was struck in the mask by a foul ball in the Kansas City Royals’ win over the New York Mets on Saturday is going o……
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, and his wife Sara, second left, pose for a picture with FC Barcelona players Xavi, far left, Gerard Pique, center right, and Lionel Messi, next to Pique, during a football event with young Israeli cancer patients near Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. The team said the trip is aimed at strengthening institutional ties with Israeli and Palestinian communities and build bridges of dialogue for peace. (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Pool)

Barcelona ends ‘Peace Tour’ with Tel Aviv display

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Barcelona’s “Peace Tour” of Israel and the Palestinian territories reached its climax Sunday evening with Lionel Messi and his teammates putting on a display of skills and training techniques before 12,000 children.…

Berlusconi tells thousands he is innocent

ROME (AP) — A defiant Silvio Berlusconi has told a cheering crowd of thousands that he is innocent of tax fraud despite a ruling by Italy’s high court confirming his guilt and four-year jail term. Berlusconi told supporters…

For critics, Kan. abortion law’s form also matters

Two Kansas doctors who have filed a lawsuit against a sweeping new state abortion law are attacking its form as well as its substance, hoping their objection to how lawmakers enacted the statute dooms it quickly.…

African leaders want disputed Somali city annexed

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Somali city of Kismayo “should be handed over” to the central government, regional leaders said at the end of a summit Sunday, a decision that puts pressure on Kenyan troops who face charges…

Heinz Endowments shift on environmental grants

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Heinz Endowments has suddenly dismissed its longtime head of environmental grant making, signaling that changes are coming to one of the leading charity’s priorities. Caren Glotfelty told reporters in an email that “the board…
Firefighters work amid smoke from a raging forest fire in the outskirts of Cebreros, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. Officials says more than 550 firefighters backed up by 17 water-carrying aircraft are trying to bring a large wildfire under control 92 kilometers (57 miles) west of Madrid. Regional government spokesman Francisco Jose Sanchez says that although the flames, which were first detected Saturday, are still raging out of control a day later, he was hopeful the fire could be contained in coming hours. He says there is some evidence the fire had been started deliberately and investigators were looking into the outbreak. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Wildfire rages west of Spain’s capital, Madrid

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish official says more than 550 firefighters backed by 17 water-carrying aircraft are trying to bring a large wildfire under control 92 kilometers (57 miles) west of Madrid.…

Morocco’s king retracts pedophile’s pardon

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco’s King Mohamed VI says he would not have pardoned a Spanish man convicted of raping 11 children if he had been aware of his crimes. The pardon sparked demonstrations that were broken up…

Feds reach deal with man accused of Obama threat

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have reached a plea agreement with a former Colorado Mesa University student accused of threatening President Barack Obama last fall. Twenty-year-old Mitchell Kusick was accused of telling his therapist he wanted…

Pundits ask: Why won’t Weiner just leave NYC race?

NEW YORK (AP) — Why doesn’t Anthony Weiner just quit? It’s a question angry voters, pundits and fellow politicians have been asking almost nonstop in the nearly two weeks since the New York City mayoral candidate’s latest sexting…

Ohio organic farms draw international volunteers

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Knees firmly bent down, Sean Smith smiled as he started feeding a brood of chickens out of a Coors Light plastic pitcher filled with grain and seeds. S……

Ala. transfers nursing services to contractors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — State officials are trying to help nursing home workers find jobs with private companies as services that had been handled by the state will be t……