Ohio air crash shows risks, thrill of wing walking

CINCINNATI (AP) — A budget analyst with a daredevil streak, Jane Wicker knew she was taking a risk when she signed up to entertain thousands of spectators at the Vectren Air Show near Dayton. She said in a…

WikiLeaks: Snowden going to Ecuador to seek asylum

HONG KONG (AP) — A former National Security Agency contractor says that U.S. hacking targets in China included the nation’s mobile-phone companies and two universities hosting extensive Internet traffic hubs in the latest allegations as Washington pushes Hong…

Afghans rush to learn risky art of defusing bombs

CAMP BLACK HORSE, Afghanistan (AP) — In a desolate field outside Kabul, an Afghan soldier hunches over a knee-high robot equipped with cameras, multidirectional pincers and tank-treads built for rough terrain. Carefully, he attaches four bottles of water…

Teen hit by celebratory gunfire after NBA Finals

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — A teen watching NBA Finals postgame coverage in South Florida was hit by what police believe was celebratory gunfire. Fifteen-year-old Brandon Reid says he was watching Miami Heat players celebrate their world championship on…

Journalist, editor, publisher John Dotson dies

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — John L. Dotson Jr., a longtime journalist, editor and newspaper publisher who championed diversity in the newsroom, has died at age 76. Dotson’s family confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that he…

Brazil calm, but discontent still simmers

SAO PAULO (AP) — A quarter-million Brazilians took to the streets in the latest a wave of sometimes-violent protests that are increasingly focusing on corruption and reforming a government system in which people have lost faith. The turnout…

Taliban kill 10 foreign climbers, Pakistani guide

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police say gunmen have killed 11 foreigners who were climbing one of the highest mountains in the world in northern Pakistan. Local police chief Barkat Ali says the climbers from Russia, China and the Ukraine…

Rivers receding in Calgary, thousands return home

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Water levels dropped, providing a measure of relief to the western Canadian city of Calgary, hit hard by floods that devastated much of southern Alberta province, causing at least three deaths and forcing thousands…

Cruz gets big hit again, Rangers beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After rookie Martin Perez silenced the St. Louis Cardinals, his manager was non-stop with praise. “I’ve always seen the stuff, but tonight was the first time I think he showed he’s a big-league pitcher,”…

Woman whose arrest triggered 1965 Watts riot dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The woman who intervened when an officer pulled over one of her sons, leading to a racially-charged scuffle that set off the 1965 Watts riot, has died. The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday that…

Tigers rout Red Sox 10-3, Scherzer now 11-0

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer won his 11th straight decision to start the season and Victor Martinez hit a first-inning grand slam to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 10-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday…

Diamondbacks rally against Chapman, beat Reds 4-3

PHOENIX (AP) — Jason Kubel hit a two-run single in the ninth inning to rally the Arizona Diamondbacks past Aroldis Chapman and the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Jay Bruce’s second home run…
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Arts advocates decry funding move

Arts advocates have criticized the Kansas Commerce Department's decision to roll over $400,000 in arts funds into the next two fiscal years.…