Fire rages, Colo. town braces for long evacuation

DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) — Fanned by another afternoon of high winds, the erratic wildfire threatening tourist areas of the southwestern Colorado mountains grew to 100 square miles on Saturday, and fire officials said they saw little hope…

Egypt’s army says it’s ready to save nation

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court says Muslim Brotherhood members conspired with Hamas, Hezbollah and local militants to storm a prison in 2011 and free 34 Brotherhood leaders, including President Mohammed Morsi. The court statement read by judge…

Afghanistan reaffirms support for peace talks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s government says it is still waiting for a full explanation of how the Taliban were allowed to open an office in Qatar that was akin to an embassy, flying the militant group’s flag…

One dead as shooting mars Albania’s election

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — One person died and two were injured Sunday in an exchange of gunfire close to a polling station in Albania, police said, as the country held crucial elections already marred by a dispute that…

Abbas accepts Palestinian premier’s resignation

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The official Palestinian news agency says President Mahmoud Abbas has accepted the resignation of his newly appointed prime minister. Rami Hamdallah had served only two weeks when he abruptly resigned last week over…

Bomb attacks in Syrian capital kill 8 people

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrian media say a bomb has gone off behind a bakery in the capital Damascus, causing casualties. The Sunday blast hit the Ruken al-Deen neighborhood, the state SANA news agency reported. It said the…

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,”…