Niger includes opposition in new unity government

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger’s president has included opposition members in a new cabinet following a shake-up that he says was prompted by terrorist attacks earlier this year. A statement issued late Tuesday said the new cabinet includes…

Time Warner blackout having little impact on CBS

NEW YORK (AP) — A business dispute that has taken CBS off the air in portions of Dallas, Los Angeles and New York has done little to put a dent in the network’s ratings dominance. CBS was easily…

Actresses urge support for Calif. paparazzi bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner urged California lawmakers Tuesday to support legislation that they say would help them better protect their children from the paparazzi that follow them daily. The stars testified before…

Al-Qaida militants kill 3 Yemeni soldiers

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Al-Qaida militants have killed three Yemeni soldiers in the southwestern tip of the Arabian Peninsula in what the military said Tuesday was an attempt to capture a city. The commander of the fourth military…

Analysts: Shining Path bruised, far from defeated

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The ambush killing of what Peruvian authorities say is almost certainly half the Shining Path’s four-man leadership comes amid a territorial expansion by the cocaine-fueled insurgency and, analysts say, is not apt to cripple…

California man finds, turns in $6,900 in cash

VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — A California man is being praised for his honesty after he turned in $6,900 in cash he found near a Department of Motor Vehicles office in the Central Valley. The money eventually was returned…

Tunisian women demonstrate for rights

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Tunisia in support of women’s rights amid national debate about a landmark constitution for the Arab world. Two competing demonstrations were held in Tunis on Tuesday to mark…

Even worse odds than in 2008 for Mideast deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — The same negotiators, the same issues, a familiar venue: The sense of deja vu is overwhelming as Israelis and Palestinians start Wednesday on their third attempt in 13 years to draw a border between them.…

APNewsBreak: Iowa plant drops horse-slaughter plan

ALBUQURQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Iowa company is dropping plans to slaughter horses in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily banned the practice as part of a lawsuit filed by animal welfare groups, a company…

Body ID’d as missing Calif. federal investigator

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A woman’s body found near a Northern California park last week is that of a missing federal investigator, authorities said Tuesday. The Alameda County Coroner’s office has identified the body as 50-year-old Sandra Coke…