2 dead, 8 missing after freighter sinks off Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say ten Syrian seamen are missing after two cargo ships collided off southern Greece and one of them sank. A Merchant Marine Ministry statement says the accident occurred before 7 am (0400GMT)…

Mother of bomb suspects insists sons are innocent

BOSTON (AP) — The Russian-born mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects is drawing increased attention after U.S. officials say Russian authorities intercepted her phone calls, including one in which she vaguely discussed jihad with her son. Zubeidat…

Germ-zapping ‘robots’: Hospitals combat superbugs

NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals sweep, swap and sterilize, but they can’t seem to stop the spread of germs. Health officials say 1 in 20 patients get a hospital-spread infection, and some of those are from hard-to-treat superbugs.…

NYC exhibition depicts ancient Buddhist caves

NEW YORK (AP) — The China Institute Gallery has been transformed into an ancient cave, taking visitors back more than a millennium to a dazzling world where Buddhist worshippers adorned the walls with colorful frescoes, silk prayer banners…

Closing arguments set for Pa. abortion doc’s trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury is set to hear closing arguments in the capital murder trial of an abortion doctor accused of killing babies born alive at his clinic. Prosecutors say 72-year-old Kermit Gosnell operated a clinic…

Pakistan: Suicide bomber targeting police kills 10

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities say a suicide bomber targeting policemen has killed four people in the main northwestern city of Peshawar. Liaqat Ali Khan, the city’s police chief, says the attack aimed at one of his…

Per-student pre-K spending lowest in decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than they did a decade ago, according to a report released Monday. The report also…

Per-student pre-K spending lowest in decade

WASHINGTON (AP) — State funding for pre-kindergarten programs had its largest drop ever last year and states are now spending less per child than they did a decade ago. That’s from a report released Monday by an early…