Pirate Party has electoral breakthrough in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland, a nation of seafarers, has been stormed by pirates. They won’t be forming the government, but the online freedom advocates, the Pirate Party, were still big winners in the country’s election. The party…

A terrorist sleeper cell dismantled in Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A spokesman for Mali’s ministry in charge of security confirmed that a terrorist sleeper cell belonging to the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa was discovered in the Malian capital, and dismantled.…

Downey, Paltrow forge ironclad friendship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s something of the old married couple about Gwyneth Paltrow and Robert Downey Jr., though they’re married to other people. They’ve known each other for 20 years, through bad times (his) and good (hers…

Mysterious Hebrew stone displayed in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — An ancient stone with mysterious Hebrew writing and featuring the archangel Gabriel is going on display in Jerusalem as scholars debate the inscription’s meaning. The so-called Gabriel Stone, said to have been found 13 years…

Teachers head: Don’t link tests to evaluations yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the American Federation of Teachers says governments should hold off on plans to link standardized test results with schools’ evaluations. In a speech prepared for delivery Tuesday in New York, AFT President…

Ohio archbishop offers support over class shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Students will return for a prayer service before classes at an all-male Catholic high school in Ohio the day after police said a student shot himself in a classroom. A hospital spokeswoman says the unidentified…

Mass. voters to decide US Senate primary winners

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts voters on Tuesday will decide Tuesday which Republican and Democratic candidates will win their party primaries and head to the state’s second special U.S. Senate election in four years. The race to fill Secretary…

Benedict XVI returns to Vatican Thursday

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI is coming home. The Vatican says the 86-year-old emeritus pontiff will move into his new retirement home in the Vatican gardens Thursday. Benedict has been living at the papal residence…

Oil price falls slightly to near $94 a barrel

The price of crude fell slightly to near $94 per barrel Tuesday after Japan released lukewarm manufacturing data and on expectations that U.S. crude supplies were set to rise. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for June…