This file film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Henry Cavill as Superman in "Man of Steel." The film's director Zack Snyder says there was never any discussion about altering a pivotal scene involving a twister following recent storms in Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Clay Enos, File)

Review: The laden ‘Man of Steel’ doesn’t soar

It has been a black eye to Hollywood that throughout this, the unending and increasingly repetitive age of the superhero blockbuster, the comics’ most iconic son has eluded its grasp like a bird or, if you will, a plane.…
A woman walks past graffiti painted by protesters including a crossed out swastika and the term 'Adolf Erdogan' in the city's Kugulu Park, where a group continue reading books, dancing or playing musical instruments in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, June 8, 2013.  A senior European Union official, the EU enlargement commissioner Stefan Fule, on Friday criticized Turkish police's harsh crackdown on protesters in the last week, asked that abusers be investigated and punished and told an audience that included Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that as a EU-candidate country, Turkey should aspire to the highest standards of democracy.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Report: 73 Syrian officers, families cross border

As many as 73 Syrian military officers — including seven generals and 20 colonels — have crossed the border with their families “seeking refuge” in Turkey, the country’s state-run news agency reported Friday.…
FIFA

FIFA rules male players can wear turbans

FIFA has ruled male head covers are acceptable to wear during matches, a decision that goes against the ban on turbans imposed by the sport’s provincial governing body in Quebec.…
Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon, from left, Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, Germany's President Joachim Gauck and the Commander of Colombia's Armed Forces, Gen. Alejandro Navas, walk past the honor guard at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, May 10, 2013. Gauck is on an official visit to Colombia. (AP Photo/William Fernando Martinez)

UN climate talks marred by decision-making spat

U.N. climate talks have hit a stumbling block that some delegates say poses a serious challenge to their already slow-moving attempt to craft a global response to climate change.…
economy

New regional bank aims to grow Appalachian economy

Mike Hurley had a great opportunity: He could multiply sales and staff by converting his metal-stamping business from one that made brackets for the automotive industry into a top-tier supplier of satellite dishes to DirecTV.…
george the pronghorn

Zoo staff fights to save pronghorn

It is with great sadness that the Topeka Zoo announces the passing of George the Pronghorn. Zoo staff and veterinarians treated George for neurologic symptoms.…
BTK

BTK documentary gets wider access through Netflix

It's called "I Survived BTK," and it's a documentary about how Charlie Otero has dealt with the murder of his mother, father and two youngest siblings in their Wichita home in 1974 by a serial killer driven by sexual fantasy involving bondage.…
Connecticut School Shooting

Moment of silence marks 6 months since Newtown

Newtown held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun violence.…
Whitey Bulger

Bookies describe threats by Bulger and his gang

A bookmaker is testifying that he and other bookies were forced to pay James “Whitey” Bulger and his gang to stay in business and if they didn’t, they were told they could “wind up in the hospital.”…
wine

Charlie Trotter accused of selling bogus $46K wine

Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter is being sued by two New York wine collectors who say he sold them a bottle of wine for more than $46,000 that wasn’t what it said on the label.…