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…

ASEAN makes progress on trade, not on sea disputes

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders were upbeat Thursday about progress made on an ambitious plan to weld the region into a European Union-style economic community as a counterweight to Asian powerhouse China, while efforts…

Toll in Bangladesh building collapse climbs to 275

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A government minister says the death toll in a factory building collapse in Bangladesh has reached 161 as rescue workers continue to hunt for more survivors and victims. The junior minister for Home Affairs,…

LA’s storied Gibson Amphitheatre closing in Sept.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Concert promoter Live Nation announced Wednesday that a landmark Los Angeles music venue where Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra performed will close its doors this fall. The Gibson Amphitheatre’s lease is ending…

ASEAN makes progress on trade, not on sea disputes

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders have made progress on an ambitious plan to weld their region into a European Union-style community as a counterweight to Asian powerhouse China. There’s less optimism about a nonaggression…