New Egyptian petition: Run, General, run

CAIRO (AP) — A group of Egyptian professionals, lawyers and ex-army officers on Monday launched a campaign to collect signatures urging the country’s military chief to run for president, just two months after he ousted the first elected…

Chemical weapons and eradication efforts worldwide

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.N. inspectors have confirmed they found “clear and convincing evidence” of a sarin nerve gas attack in Syria last month, adding urgency to moves to neutralize the country’s stock of chemical weapons. Only…

Police: 2 more possible suspects at Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least one gunman opened fire inside a building at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning, and officials said six people were killed and at least four were wounded, including a law enforcement officer.…

MN head shop owner set for synthetic drugs trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — To federal prosecutors and Duluth leaders, Jim Carlson is nothing more than a drug pusher and a scourge on the community. Carlson doesn’t dispute that his head shop, Last Place on Earth, openly sold a…

Game Review: ‘GTA V’ triples the intensity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — I had such a fun weekend. After seeing a movie, I went down to the beach to ride the roller coaster on the pier and go jet skiing in the ocean. Afterward, I got…

Ex-President Uribe in Colombia Senate run

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Alvaro Uribe has become the first former Colombian president in modern times to attempt a return to politics through Congress. The combative conservative who led Colombia from 2002 to 2010 announced Monday he is…

Russian diva to open third Met season in a row

NEW YORK (AP) — Already one of the most famous singers in the world, Anna Netrebko is about to claim a new title at the Metropolitan Opera: The prima donna is becoming a “three-ma” donna. When the Russian…

Review: Costello, Roots a winning collaboration

Elvis Costello and the Roots, “Wise Up Ghost” (Blue Note) Enough with Velvet Elvis. This year’s model of Elvis Costello features a collaboration with the Roots that inspires his angriest singing and best album in many years. “Wise…

EU preparing sanctions for new member Croatia

PARIS (AP) — The European Union’s newest member, Croatia, is facing imminent EU sanctions over a new law banning extradition of suspected criminals. Such sanctions could involve suspending EU funds for Croatia’s border controls. They would be an…

3 new West Nile virus cases in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Department of Health says three newly confirmed cases of West Nile virus bring the state total to 30 this year. The new cases……

Thousands cited for having pot on federal land

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Karen Strand didn’t think she’d get in trouble for having a small container of medical marijuana when she went hiking in Olympic Nati……

Poland to celebrate Penderecki’s 80th birthday

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — As Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki approaches his 80th birthday, he says he is working on a new opera and some chamber music, and has no plans to retire. Penderecki met with reporters on Monday…

Al-Qaida-linked rebels claim Syria killings

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida-linked rebel group says it killed at least 30 members of President Bashar Assad’s Alawite sect during an attack on three villages in central Syria last week. Jabhat al-Nusra’s claim of responsibility reflects the…