In Menendez’s troubles, echoes of past scandals

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ethical cloud is following Sen. Robert Menendez in Washington, even as he plays starring roles in some of Congress’ most fraught domestic and foreign policy dramas. The New Jersey Democrat leads the Senate’s Foreign…

Danish philosopher’s tough ideas adapted for kids

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish philosopher Soeren Kierkegaard’s work is so dense that he himself lamented: “People understand me so little that they do not even understand when I complain of being misunderstood.” So it’s something of a…

Danish philosopher’s tough ideas adapted for kids

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish philosopher Soeren Kierkegaard’s work is so dense that he himself lamented: “People understand me so little that they do not even understand when I complain of being misunderstood.” So it’s something of a…

Pakistani fishermen hold political rally _ at sea

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Wearing life jackets and bobbing on the gentle waves of the Arabian Sea, supporters of a candidate in Pakistan’s upcoming nationwide election held a waterborne rally to highlight the challenges faced by their embattled…

Notre Dame’s new pipe organ bears history’s weight

PARIS (AP) — From the moment the teenage musician caught sight of the organ in France’s most famous cathedral, he knew where he wanted to play. In the five decades since, Philippe Lefebvre has traveled the world to…

Lohse can’t get settled against former team

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Lohse failed to find his rhythm against his former team. The St. Louis Cardinals pounded out 11 hits against him in six innings on the way to a 6-1 victory. “They just never gave…

Thunder beat Rockets 103-94 to advance

HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 27 points and Kevin Martin added 25 to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-94 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night, sending them to the second round of the…

Seaton, Brown, Stevens join Kansas press hall

Manhattan Mercury editor Edward Seaton, longtime Kansas State University journalism instructor Bill Brown and retired Associated Press executive Paul Stevens are now members of the Kansas Press Association Hall of Fame.…

Blackhawks beat Wild 5-2 in Game 2

CHICAGO (AP) — No playoff jitters for the Chicago Blackhawks this time. Just a strong start and impressive finish. Patrick Sharp and Michael Frolik had two goals apiece, and the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Friday…

Grizzlies advance with 118-105 win over Clippers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley and Zach Randolph scored 23 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105 on Friday night to take the first-round series 4-2 and advance to their second Western…

Holland, Beltre lead Rangers over Red Sox 7-0

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre cleared the bases this time, and the Texas Rangers got a big victory over the best team in the majors. Beltre broke out of an extended slump just as manager Ron Washington…

Angels hit 2 HRs in Vargas’ win over O’s

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jason Vargas pitched a three-hitter for his first victory with his new club, Mark Trumbo and Mike Trout homered and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 Friday night. Vargas (1-3) threw…

Space Mountain reopens at Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — One of Disneyland’s most popular rides has reopened after the company declined to appeal a workplace safety case. The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/YtNgUy ) Space Mountain reopened Friday evening. The attraction was closed…

Today in History

Today is Saturday, May 4, the 124th day of 2013. There are 241 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 4, 1776, Rhode Island declared its freedom from England, two months before the Declaration…

Holliday, Beltran homer, Cards beat Brewers 6-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Matt Holliday and Carlos Beltran homered and Shelby Miller pitched six strong innings to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 Friday night. Miller (4-2) gave up seven hits and a walk…