Official: 143 killed by extremists in Nigeria

BENISHEIK, Nigeria (AP) — Searching roadsides, bushes and fields, environmental agency workers have recovered the bodies of 143 civilians killed by suspected extremists, an official said of one of the highest death tolls in an Islamic uprising in…

Small-town Ohio police invite online fans to fest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief has invited his nearly 85,000 Facebook followers to his small town’s annual community festival this weekend and expects at least 1,000 from near and far to show up. Brimfield Township…

House votes to derail Obamacare

The GOP-controlled House voted Friday to cripple President Barack Obama’s health care law as part of a risky ploy that threatens a government shutdown in a week and a half.

Target to hire fewer seasonal holiday workers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices. The…

Curators offer show of support for Detroit museum

DETROIT (AP) — The Association of Art Museum Curators plans to hold its annual conference in Detroit as a show of support for the Detroit Institute of Arts, which is having some items in its collection assessed following…

Swaziland votes for new parliament

MBABANE, Swaziland (AP) — Swaziland held elections to choose a new parliament on Friday, but some opposition figures in the southern African monarchy said the process was not democratic and should be boycotted. Voters were selecting 55 parliamentarians…

NY bank exec accused of Hamptons rape due in court

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City investment banker accused of raping a woman in the Hamptons faces arraignment Friday on a grand jury indictment. Jason Lee was arrested last month at an East Hampton home that…

War-scarred Sri Lankan Tamils see hope in election

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) — The ethnic Tamils of Sri Lanka tried to gain autonomy in their northern heartland first through three decades of protests and strikes, then through three decades of civil war. Northern cities were reduced…

8 arrested in cyber theft from Barclays Bank

LONDON (AP) — Eight men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing 1.3 million pounds ($2 million) from a Barclays bank branch by tapping into its computers, British police said Friday. The gang is accused of installing a…

Explosion hits Sunni mosque in Iraq, killing 11

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official says an explosion has struck inside a Sunni mosque north of Baghdad, killing at least 11 people in the latest outburst of violence to hit the country. The deputy head of the…

Bird flu kills 11th person in Cambodia this year

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A 2-year-old girl has become the 11th person to die of bird flu in Cambodia this year, the country’s health ministry said Friday. The girl from the southern province of Kampot died from…

Bird flu kills 11th person in Cambodia this year

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A 2-year-old girl has become the 11th person to die of bird flu in Cambodia this year, the country’s health ministry said Friday. The g……

Greenpeace ship in Russian arctic towed to port

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Coast Guard is towing a Greenpeace ship toward the nearest port after armed officers stormed it following a protest against oil drilling in Arctic waters. The agency said Friday that the ship’s captain…

Sri Lankan soldiers accused of pre-election attack

JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) — An election monitor says Sri Lankan soldiers armed with clubs attacked supporters of an ethnic Tamil candidate in this weekend’s provincial elections in the country’s former war zone, wounding eight people. Keerthi Tennakoon…