Iraq army says bombings, clashes kill 9 in north

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi army says car bombings and clashes in a northern town have killed at least nine people and wounded 21. The commander of the army’s 12th Division, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Khalaf says gunmen detonated…

Lawyer: NJ teen charged in girl’s slaying released

CLAYTON, N.J. (AP) — The brother of a New Jersey teenager who admitted killing a 12-year-old girl who wanted to trade bike parts has been released from a juvenile jail. Dante Robinson had been charged with murder in…

Egypt shuts down Muslim Brotherhood newspaper

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces on Wednesday shuttered the main office of the newspaper of the Muslim Brotherhood’s political party and confiscated equipment, journalists from the Freedom and Justice daily said. In a statement Wednesday, the journalists…

Yemeni military officer killed in bombing in south

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni military official says an army officer was killed by a bomb planted in his car by suspected al-Qaida militants. The official says the bomb went off on Wednesday as the officer was…

Senate clears hurdle on spending bill

The Democratic-controlled Senate is on a path toward defeating tea party attempts to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health care law, despite an overnight talkathon on the chamber’s floor led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

Romania: court rules dogs can be euthanized

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s constitutional court has ruled that a bill on euthanizing stray dogs is legal, weeks after a 4-year-old boy’s fatal mauling in Bucharest prompted the government to draft legislation allowing the killing of strays.…

Floods force thousands to evacuate in west India

AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Massive flooding has forced thousands of people to evacuate villages in the west Indian state of Gujarat, where heavy rains and swollen rivers have inundated cities and closed off roads and railway lines, officials…

Premiums unveiled for health overhaul plans

With new health insurance markets launching next week, the Obama administration is unveiling premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead to cover uninsured residents.

Detroit’s RoboCop statue to be unveiled next year

DETROIT (AP) — Creators of a Detroit statue of the fictional crime-fighting cyborg RoboCop say they plan to unveil it next summer. Venus Bronze Works in Detroit is getting ready to cast pieces of the statue and on…