CHICAGO (AP) — Act I, Scene 1: Four actors in well-worn coveralls and baseball caps take the stage at the county jail. They’re here to tell a tale of love, friendship, jealousy and betrayal. It’s the stuff of
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have disrupted an independent film school, shut down two film festivals and harassed organizers of a third in recent months, say independent filmmakers, who see the actions as part of a general clampdown
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Solidarity leader Lech Walesa has largely fallen from grace in the eyes of his Polish countrymen. Oscar-winning filmmaker Andrzej Wajda says he wants to restore his longtime friend as Poland’s hero in his latest
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked people leaving a memorial service at a mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing his apparent target, a district chief, while leaving several others dead or wounded, police said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge in Los Angeles has ruled that a lesbian Army veteran and her spouse should be entitled to disability benefits given the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down part of the Defense
BEIJING (AP) — China’s top leaders have endorsed a corruption investigation into a former security czar who was once one of the country’s most powerful politicians — the topmost official targeted so far in a sweeping anti-graft campaign,
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s highest court has upheld the death sentence for a British woman convicted of smuggling $2.5 million worth of cocaine into the resort island of Bali, a court official said Friday.
The three-member judge
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has concluded that nearly half of Iran’s monthly earnings from crude oil exports are accumulating in accounts outside the country because of sanctions that restrict Tehran’s access to the money.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama politician whose daughter died in a racist church bombing in 1963 was released from a prison medical facility Thursday after a judge sided with an Obama administration call to free him.
Today is Friday, Aug. 30, the 242nd day of 2013. There are 123 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On August 30, 1983, Guion S. Bluford Jr. became the first black American astronaut to travel
BEIJING (AP) — Environmental regulators have taken the unusual step of blocking China’s two biggest oil producers from expanding their refining capacity after they failed to meet targets for reducing pollution.
The penalties for PetroChina and Sinopec are
Tyler Bray threw three touchdown passes as the Chiefs beat the Packers in the preseason finale at Arrowhead Stadium.
Baileyville B&B plays its final season as the high school will consolidate with Nemaha Valley after this school year.
BEIJING (AP) — An influential Hong Kong newspaper reported Friday that China’s top leadership has agreed to start a corruption investigation into Zhou Yongkang, a former security czar and one of the country’s most powerful politicians of the
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A Chevron Corp. executive says the oil giant is facing risks in its joint venture with Argentina’s state-controlled oil company YPF, but considers that worth it for the chance to exploit a huge
Fast food standstill. Nearly a dozen Topeka Fast Food employees left a local restaurant today. It is part of a National Day of Action.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News anchor Brian Williams is returning from the disabled list.
The network said Thursday he’ll be back to work at “Nightly News” next Tuesday, after Labor Day. He’s been out since undergoing knee