‘Alarming’ rise in children injured by falling TVs

CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors are calling out a warning over climbing injury rates to kids from falling TV sets. A study finds falling televisions sent nearly 200,000 U.S. children to the emergency room over 20 years and such…

Party rule changes make Australian PM’s job safer

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was branded “Recycled Rudd” by some in Australia’s media after he lost power in an internal government leadership wrangle and then snatched it back in a similar showdown three years…

Myanmar’s extremist monk blames bombing on Muslims

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A small explosion went off near a firebrand monk as he was giving a sermon in Myanmar’s second-largest city, wounding five people, police and witnesses said Monday. The blast occurred at around 9 p.m.…

Survey: Brighter US economic outlook boosts hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies are increasingly confident the economy will grow at a modest pace over the next year and are hiring more, according to a survey of business economists. Nearly one-third of the economists surveyed by the…

‘Alarming’ rise in children injured by falling TVs

CHICAGO (AP) — Falling televisions sent nearly 200,000 U.S. children to the emergency room over 20 years, and the injury rate has climbed substantially for these sometimes deadly accidents, a study found. Doctors and safety experts say better…

Rapper J. Cole apologizes for autism lyric

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rapper J. Cole is apologizing to those with autism and their families for an offensive lyric. Cole says in a blog post Sunday that he doesn’t agree with the recent trend of rappers facing…

Pump prices jump 12 cents, AAA sees further rise

American motorists are bracing for further increases in gas pump prices this summer after average national prices rose 12 cents in the past week alone. AAA says drivers are experiencing “sticker shock” as increased summer demand, unrest in…

Myanmar police: Explosion in Mandalay wounds 5

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police say they are investigating an explosion that went off near a firebrand monk as he was giving a sermon in Myanmar’s second largest city, wounding five. The blast occurred Sunday night during a…

‘Alarming’ rise in children injured by falling TVs

CHICAGO (AP) — Falling televisions sent nearly 200,000 U.S. children to the emergency room over 20 years and the injury rate has climbed substantially for these sometimes deadly accidents, a study found. Doctors and safety experts say better…

‘Alarming’ rise in children injured by falling TVs

CHICAGO (AP) — Falling televisions sent nearly 200,000 U.S. children to the emergency room over 20 years and the injury rate has climbed substantially for these sometimes deadly accidents, a study found. Doctors and safety experts say better…

Survey: Brighter US economic outlook boosts hiring

WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies are increasingly confident the economy will grow at a modest pace over the next year and are hiring more, according to a survey of business economists. Nearly one-third of the economists surveyed by the…

Today in History

Today is Monday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2013. There are 162 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 22, 1943, American forces led by Gen. George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily, during…

Rapper J. Cole apologizes for autism lyric

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rapper J. Cole is apologizing to those with autism and their families for an offensive lyric. Cole says in a blog post Sunday that he doesn’t agree with the recent trend of rappers facing…

Abe’s election win in Japan shores up markets

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell but other Asian markets edged up Monday after Japan’s ruling party won a majority in parliament’s upper house and a mandate to push ahead economic reforms. Oil stayed above $108 a barrel…

Mich. gov. says bankruptcy the right choice

DETROIT (AP) — It wasn’t easy making Detroit the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy protection, but it was the right decision, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Sunday as he, the city’s mayor and its emergency manager…

Strong earthquake in western China kills 20 people

BEIJING (AP) — A strong, shallow earthquake struck a moderately populated part of western China on Monday morning, and state media reported at least three deaths. The quake hit near the city of Dingxi in Gansu province, a…