Town under siege by river seeks buyout

ST. LOUIS (AP) — For 40 years, Shirley Moss has lived in the same home in a tiny southeast Missouri town, but as the sandbags piled up yet again, she didn’t hesitate when asked if she would take…

Presidents converge to salute 1 of their own

DALLAS (AP) — All the living American presidents past and present are gathering in Dallas, a rare reunion to salute one of their own at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Profound ideological differences and…

3 generations of Wyeths coming to auction

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen works by the American artist N.C. Wyeth, his son Andrew and grandson, Jamie, are heading to a New York City auction. They come from the collection of Eric Sambol, a New Jersey businessman…

At a glance, Bangladesh building collapse

An eight story building housing garment factories near the Bangladeshi capital collapsed Wednesday, killing at least 161 people. The disaster, just five months after a garment factory fire killed 112 people, has drawn renewed attention to the notoriously…

Boston Marathon victims vow to dance, to run again

BOSTON (AP) — Two victims of the Boston Marathon bombings are vowing that they won’t let injuries stop them from moving forward in their lives. Professional ballroom dancer Adrianne Haslet lost her left foot, but the 32-year-old Boston…

Jury returns Monday for Pa. abortion case closings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury won’t hear from an abortion provider before they weigh charges he killed a woman and four babies. Dr. Kermit Gosnell has decided not to testify or call witnesses at his capital murder…

Syrian troops capture key town near Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and state media say President Bashar Assad’s forces have captured a strategic town near Damascus after a five-week battle with rebels. The director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdul-Rahman, says…

Pro-Kremlin youth hunt down ‘spice’ pushers

MOSCOW (AP) — Two men in their early twenties lie face down in the snow, hands tied behind their backs, heads doused with dark red paint. A dozen young men, some wearing surgical masks, wreck a car with…

Ohio hopes to save Richter scale developer legacy

CINCINNATI (AP) — Fans of the Ohio native credited with developing the Richter (RIK’-tur) scale for rating earthquake magnitude don’t want his name and legacy forgotten. They are determined to keep Charles Richter from fading from public memory…

Paltrow: ‘Most beautiful’ title ‘not true’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gwyneth Paltrow says she’s thrilled to be picked by People magazine as “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for 2013 but it’s “obviously not true.” Paltrow questioned her own selection as she walked the red carpet…