German consumer confidence heads higher

BERLIN (AP) — A survey has found that German consumer confidence is continuing to rise on the back of a strong labor market and the prospect…

Suspected US drone kills 3 in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni military official says a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed three alleged al-Qaida militants in one of the …

Quotations of the day

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” — Pope Francis striking a conciliatory stance toward …

Market solid as Fed decision looms

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets eked out modest gains as traders refrained from big moves ahead of a meeting of the U.S. central bank tha…

Pakistani lawmakers elect new president

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers have begun voting for the country’s new president in an election that has been marred by controversy ov…

Bahraini banker shot to death in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Bahrain-born banker who founded Malaysia’s fifth-largest bank was shot to death in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian p…

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2013. There are 154 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 30, 1863, Ameri…

It’s turtle-nesting season in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — It’s turtle-nesting season in Florida, when sea turtles lay their eggs and hatchlings head for the water. A number of parks, be…