Lawmakers: Syria chemical weapons could menace US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee chairman says Syria’s suspected use of chemical weapons against its own people is troubling but adds that he is also worried about those weapons falling into the wrong hands after President…

UK concerned over treatment of suspects in UAE

LONDON (AP) — The British government says it has expressed concern to United Arab Emirates authorities over allegations that three Britons held in Dubai on drug charges were abused. Grant Cameron, Suneet Jeerh and Karl Williams were arrested…

Lawmaker: FBI checking training angle in bombing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says he believes the Boston Marathon bombing suspects had some training in carrying out their attack. Rep. Michael McCaul is citing the type of device used in…

Egypt president, judges compromising on reform law

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state news agency says police in a Nile Delta province are blocking off entrance to their station, the latest labor unrest hitting the country’s police force. Police in Kafr el-Sheikh province locked the gate…

Higher expectations for digital media at NewFronts

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, the inaugural Digital NewFronts didn’t skimp on the hype. Google, Hulu, Yahoo and others made brash, glitzy presentations to advertisers trumpeting their ascendancy in a rapidly changing media landscape. Even Jay-Z dropped…

Boston suspects’ father postpones trip to US

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The father of the two Boston bombing suspects says he is postponing a trip to the United States because of poor health. Anzor Tsarnaev told The Associated Press on Sunday that he is “really…

Egypt court turns down Mubarak’s release request

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state news agency says a court has turned down deposed president Hosni Mubarak’s request to be released from prison pending an investigation into corruption charges. The news agency MENA says the Cairo Criminal Court…

Army says no to more tanks, but Congress insists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Built to dominate the enemy in combat, the Army’s hulking Abrams tank is proving equally hard to beat in a budget battle. Lawmakers from both parties have devoted nearly half a billion dollars in taxpayer…

Fire erupts at Israeli prison holding ex-president

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prisons service says a fire has broken out at the facility where former President Moshe Katsav is serving time. Spokesman Itsik Gorlov said the fire erupted at a factory at Maasiyahu prison in central…

3 killed in French building collapse after blast

PARIS (AP) — An official says an explosion at a residential building and subsequent partial collapse of the edifice has left at least two people dead and injured nine others in France’s Champagne country. A local rescue official…