Italian mafia suspect arrested in Britain

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have arrested a convicted Mafia boss who has been sought by Italian authorities for almost 20 years. London’s Metropolitan Police force says 64-year-old Domenico Rancadore was detained Wednesday on a European…

Bomber kills 30 at Pakistan police funeral

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Police say a suicide bomber has attacked a funeral in southwestern Pakistan, killing six people, including a senior police officer. Police chief Mir Zubair Mehmood says the attack happened at a funeral Thursday in…

AP NewsBreak: US, Philippines to open troops talks

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government has informed the country’s congressional leaders that it will soon start negotiations with the United States on a larger American troop presence. In a letter to the Philippine Congress obtained by…

Chinese inaction gives technology thieves a shield

BEIJING (AP) — American prosecutors say Pangang Group aimed high. The Chinese state-owned company wanted a better process to make titanium dioxide, a white pigment used in paint, toothpaste and Oreo cookie filling. So it paid spies to…

2 British women attacked with acid in Zanzibar

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — Police in the East African island of Zanzibar say assailants threw acid on two British women. Mkadam Khamis, a police commander on the island, said Thursday that the attack took place Wednesday night in…

Drunken passenger forces flight back to Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a flight bound for Spain had to return to Philadelphia after a drunken passenger caused a disruption and had to be restrained by others onboard. Philadelphia International Airport spokeswoman Victoria Lupica says the…

Police: 4 dead, 4 wounded in Dallas-area shootings

DALLAS (AP) — A series of shootings in the Dallas area killed at least four people and wounded others, but authorities said early Thursday that a suspect was in custody. Police were first called to a home in…

China fires official accused by reporter of graft

BEIJING (AP) — A powerful Chinese economic planning official has been expelled from the Communist Party and removed from public office over allegations of corruption that were first made against him by a prominent journalist. The party’s anti-graft…

Newtown puts on show with help from Broadway

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — More than 100 children from Newtown and the surrounding area are putting on a musical with the help of some Broadway professionals. The children have spent the last five weeks working with actor John…
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Bandanna marks anniversary of Quantrill raid

A Lawrence man has created a commemorative bandanna to recognize the 150th anniversary of William Quantrill's raid that left more than 180 residents dead.…