Detroit suburb celebrating prominent pig sculpture

GARDEN CITY, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit suburb is getting ready to go hog wild to celebrate the return of a prominent, plump pig sculpture to its downtown. The Garden City Downtown Development Authority says a Friday celebration…

DuPont reports drop in second quarter earnings

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The DuPont Co. says lower prices for titanium dioxide and volume declines in some business segments contributed to a drop in second-quarter earnings. The company also says it is exploring possible sale or spinoff…

Swimmer to go alone hauling 2,000 pounds of bricks

ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — A long-distance swimmer says he’ll go it alone when swimming 22 miles across Lake St. Clair while hauling dinghies filled with 2,000 pounds of bricks. Jim Dreyer had planned for a support boat. He…

Dutch court blocks extradition of terror suspect

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch judges have blocked the extradition of a terror suspect to the United States, saying he was tortured in Pakistan after his 2010 arrest and it is unclear whether American authorities had any…

Explosion at Egypt security building wounds 19

CAIRO (AP) — A senior Egyptian health official says overnight clashes between supporters and opponents of the country’s ousted president near Cairo’s main university have left six dead. Khaled el-Khateeb, who heads the Health Ministry’s emergency and intensive…
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Grants, scholarships key to paying for college

Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills, according to a report from loan giant Sallie Mae.…
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Judge delays sentencing in Kan. hunting camp case

A federal judge has delayed the resentencing of two Texas brothers convicted of running a Kansas hunting camp where hunters paid thousands of dollars to illegally shoot deer.…

NATO: Bomb kills 3 service members in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO says a roadside bomb has killed three of its service members in eastern Afghanistan. It said in a statement that the three were killed Tuesday. NATO did not provide their nationalities or any…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Wet and unsettled weather will continue for the East on Tuesday. In the north, a low pressure trekking eastward through southeastern Canada will begin to lift north-northeastward through Quebec, while…

Myanmar releases dozens of political prisoners

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s president has pardoned at least 70 more political prisoners, just days after promising to free all who remain jailed by the end of the year. The release of political detainees in Myanmar has…