Young European royals winning fans for monarchy

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch Queen Beatrix is abdicating after a 33-year reign and her newly popular son is becoming king. He is highlighting a new generation of young royals waiting in the wings across Europe. Some are more…

Putin, Japanese leader step up peace treaty effort

MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Japan have instructed their diplomats to intensify efforts to work out a peace treaty between the two nations. Russia and Japan have yet to sign a formal peace treaty ending…
Homes severely damaged last October by Superstorm Sandy, are seen along the beach Thursday, April 25, 2013, in Mantoloking, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Superstorm Sandy: 6 months later

Six months after Superstorm Sandy devastated coastal areas of New England, the region is dealing with a slow and frustrating, yet often hopeful, recovery.…

Red River crest prediction in ND lowered again

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Preparations for a major Red River flood may be all for naught. The National Weather Service on Monday lowered the expected crest forecast in Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., to 35.5 feet on Wednesday. That’s…

Obama: Cuts means US could lose years of research

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. could lose years of scientific research as a result of automatic spending cuts that have hit federal agencies. He says instead of racing ahead to the next cutting edge,…

US stocks rise, led by technology companies

NEW YORK (AP) — Encouraging economic reports are sending stock prices higher on Wall Street. Wages and spending rose in the U.S. last month, and pending home sales hit a three-year high. The Dow Jones industrial average was…

Karzai: US gives funds to national security team

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his national security team has been receiving payments from the U.S. government for 10 years. Karzai confirmed the payments on Monday when he was asked about a story published…

Key figures on Superstorm Sandy, 6 months later

Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms…