Car bomb kills 40 in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A car bomb exploded on a crowded street in northwestern Pakistan Sunday, killing 33 people in the third blast to hit the troubled city of Peshawar in a week, officials said. The latest explosion…

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Chinese court hears case against ex-bank manager

BEIJING (AP) — A court in northeast China has begun hearing a fraud and embezzlement case involving a bank branch manager who spent eight years in Canada before returning last year to face the charges against him. Gao…

Detroit museum marking War of 1812 anniversary

DETROIT (AP) — A museum is celebrating the bicentennial of Detroit’s independence from the British. Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of when the British left the city for the last time on Sept. 29, 1813. The Detroit Historical…

Amid Putin’s crackdown, Sochi gay scene thrives

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A man named Ravil catapults onto the dance floor and starts stomping out the lezginka, the arrogant rooster strut of the Chechen national dance. Ravil’s spontaneous performance is made even more unusual by the…

Iran: more needed than Obama call for full ties

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says a single phone conversation between the American and Iranian presidents is not a sign that relations with Washington will be quickly restored. The comments by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi appear aimed…

Terrorists used new tactic to spare some Muslims

The turbaned gunmen who infiltrated Nairobi’s Westgate mall arrived with a set of religious trivia questions: As terrified civilians hid in toilet stalls, behind mannequins, in ventilation shafts and underneath food court tables, the assailants began a high-stakes…

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Wonder headlines NYC concert highlighting poverty

NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder gave and electrifying performance at New York’s Central Park in front of thousands of fans and several world leaders Saturday, singing his hits and calling for an end to poverty worldwide at…

House votes to avoid shutdown, delay Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-run House has voted to avoid a partial government shutdown next week but also delay President Barack Obama’s health care law. Because of that condition, the White House has promised the overall legislation will…

India, Pakistan PMs seek end to Kashmir tension

NEW YORK (AP) — The prime ministers of India and Pakistan are meeting in New York on Sunday morning in a new push for improved relations on the subcontinent. Indian premier Manmohan Singh and Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif are…

Iraq says Iran’s shift toward West is serious

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iraq’s foreign minister said Saturday that the new Iranian government led by President Hassan Rouhani offers “the best chance after 34 years of animosity” to improve relations with the United States and should be…

Life in Puerto Rico becomes costlier amid crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Sweat gathered on the back of Gilberto Olivo’s shirt as he tried to divert attention from his resume at a recent job fair in the working-class town of Catano. Once a chemical…