Angela Davis lawyer Leo Branton Jr. dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leo Branton Jr., a lawyer who helped successfully defend radical Angela Davis in a sensational 1972 murder case, has died. He was 91. His son, Tony Nicholas, tells the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/15L6WFQ )…

Big brands rejected Bangladesh factory safety plan

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of hundreds of garment workers in a building collapse, the refusal of global retailers to pay for strict nationwide factory inspections is bringing renewed scrutiny to an industry…
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Hutchinson shelter for homeless to open Monday

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — An emergency homeless shelter will open in Hutchinson Monday, thanks to a lot of help from volunteers and donors. New Beginnings says it will op……

Formula One road show coming to Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — City officials say international race car drivers will be speeding through the streets of Jerusalem in June in the city’s first Formula One road show. Brachie Sprung, a spokeswoman for the Jerusalem municipality, says racers…

Majority of SKoreans in NKorean factory to return

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul said Friday that it has decided to withdraw the roughly 175 South Koreans still at a jointly run factory complex in North Korea, raising a major question about the survival of the…

Oil slips to $93 a barrel ahead of US growth data

The price of oil slipped to near $93 a barrel Friday ahead of quarterly growth figures for the world’s biggest economy. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for June delivery was down 62 cents to $93.02 a…

Jordanians protest proposed US troop deployment

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — About 300 Jordanians have demonstrated against the proposed deployment of 200 U.S. troops on their nation’s border with Syria. Some protesters warned that the small force could be just the beginning of a process…

Futures fall, US economic growth misses view

NEW YORK (AP) — Futures are falling after a solid week of corporate earnings drove all major markets higher, as investors grow more cautious before the latest U.S. economic growth report is released. Dow Jones industrial futures are…

Royals William, Kate and Harry have magic day out

WATFORD, England (AP) — Britain’s young royals are having a magical day out with a visit to the studio where the “Harry Potter” movies were filmed. Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry are touring Warner…