AEG lawyer to follow cinematic final argument

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long running trial of Katherine Jackson vs. AEG Live LLC took a cinematic turn during closing arguments as a lawyer for Michael Jackson’s family escorted jurors on a Hollywood style tour of the…

100 factories shut in Bangladesh workers’ protest

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police have used batons, rubber bullets and tear gas to stop protests by garment workers in Bangladesh who want higher wages while factory owners fear they may miss shipment to the United States and…

Ohio uses execution drug, for last time, on killer

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio planned to execute a white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage at his suburban Cleveland apartment complex, using a lethal…

Columbus police HQ evacuated after emergency call

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a report of an explosion that triggered the evacuation of the Columbus Police Department headquarters Tuesday night was related to a nearby construction project. The police department said on Twitter that the…

Pakistan militant Sunni group targets minorities

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Sunni militant group known for targeting rival Muslims has emerged as a dangerous new player in Pakistan, sending a pair of suicide bombers this week to detonate themselves inside a church in the deadliest…

French budget tries to turn page but growth weak

PARIS (AP) — The French government has declared the economic crisis over and is promising that its budget for next year will bring growth and jobs, but experts are criticizing the proposal from all sides and a true…

‘Yellow brick road’ leading to Mass. pirate booty

BREWSTER, Mass. (AP) — He calls it “the yellow brick road” because it’s literally sprinkled with gold dust. This road runs along Cape Cod’s shifting seafloor, and undersea explorer Barry Clifford believes it leads to undiscovered treasure from…

NCAA decision to cut Penn St. penalties welcomed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The NCAA’s decision to dial back one of the penalties against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal has drawn positive reaction from students and others associated with the university,…

Dispute over Newtown 911 tapes tests new Conn. law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dispute over the 911 recordings from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is shaping up as a test of a new Connecticut law — adopted in response to the massacre — that…

Emmy Awards score with viewers, but so do dramas

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers tuned in to see TV stars celebrating each other but didn’t ignore what else the medium had to offer. The Nielsen ratings company said that on the night that “Breaking Bad” won…