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…

Field cut to 2 in race to succeed Menino in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — The two candidates who emerged from a crowded field as finalists to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas Menino now face the difficult task of winning over an electorate that still seems decidedly uncertain over the city’s…

Private firms under scrutiny after Okla. escape

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) — Guards shuttling inmates wearing street clothes inexplicably left eight of them alone in their transport van — with the keys — frustrating a local police chief called out to round up the prisoners after…

Earthquake survivors struggle for food, shelter

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Rescuers struggled Wednesday to help thousands of people injured and left homeless after their houses collapsed in a massive earthquake in southwestern Pakistan, as the death toll rose overnight to 210, officials said. The…

Cambodian opposition threatens general strike

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition party on Wednesday threatened a nationwide general strike to protest what it claims was a rigged election and the illegitimate return to power of authoritarian leader Hun Sen. Opposition leader Sam…

Lawyer: Jackson died from own bad choices

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…

James Levine shines in return to Met opera

NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t opening night, it wasn’t a new production, it wasn’t even a gala — but it was nonetheless a momentous event in the history of the Metropolitan Opera: Conductor James Levine returned to…

Global stocks down as US budget duel heats up

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets were tempered Wednesday by fears that political gridlock in Washington over the federal budget might shut down the U.S. government. The government will reach its borrowing limit, or debt ceiling, by Oct.…

Delivery of first China jetliner delayed again

BEIJING (AP) — The delivery date of China’s long-delayed first commercial jet airliner has been pushed back again, the manufacturer said Wednesday, the latest setback for China’s ambitions to challenge market leaders Boeing and Airbus. The plane was…