Bangladesh fire kills 8 as collapse toll hits 950

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire in a garment factory in Bangladesh killed eight people, including a top official in the country’s powerful clothing manufacturers’ trade group, as the death toll from the collapse of another garment building…

China investigates director alleged to have 7 kids

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities are investigating reports that one of Chinese cinema’s top names has fathered seven children in violation of the country’s strict family planning laws, state media reported Thursday. Media reports have circulated online this week…

Bangladesh strife poses risk to credit rating

Moody’s says garment factory disasters in Bangladesh and frequent, increasingly violent strikes pose risks to the country’s credit rating. The ratings agency says Thursday that political tensions are damaging confidence in Bangladesh, which has a rating below investment…

First race for BAA since bombing fills up fast

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Athletic Association sold out its first event since last month’s marathon bombings in 13 hours Wednesday as 6,500 runners filled the field to support the organization and the victims of the attack on…

JFK retrospective, Latino history on PBS schedule

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS’ fall schedule will examine President John F. Kennedy’s life and his death 50 years ago through a modern lens, part of the network’s increased emphasis on relevance, its programming chief said. A variety…

US home repossessions fell in April

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New data show that fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by lenders last month. The figures released Thursday by foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac are the latest indication that the nation’s…

RealtyTrac: US home repossessions fell in April

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process or were repossessed by lenders last month, the latest indication that the nation’s foreclosure woes are waning. Nationally, home repossessions fell 20 percent in April from the…

Group of conservatives backs action on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two dozen conservative leaders have signed on to a statement supporting action to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws and calling legislation pending in the Senate an “important starting point.” In a statement being…

Today in History

Today is Thursday, May 9, the 129th day of 2013. There are 236 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 9, 1754, a political cartoon in Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette depicted a snake cut…
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Fighting obesity

The community is working to put an end to this obesity epidemic.…
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Baseball game benefits cancer patient

Seaman High took on Washburn Rural at John Lewis Field at the Optimist Baseball Complex Wednesday afternoon to benefit a Seaman Middle School student with brain cancer.…
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THS trumpet player honored

On Wednesday night, the Children's Wish Foundation presented Jasper Shrake with two professional trumpets to assist him at Washburn University next year where he plans to major in music.…

Man, girlfriend charged with killing his granddad

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia say a 78-year-old man who had been reported missing was found dead inside his truck outside Atlanta, and his grandson and the suspect’s girlfriend now face charges in connection with his…