Oil falls near $103

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell for the seventh time in eight days Tuesday, as the U.S. signaled a willingness to pursue a diplomatic path with Iran. U.S. benchmark oil for November delivery fell 46…

Police searching for teen in mom, brother slaying

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police said Tuesday they were searching nationwide and at the Mexican border for a southern Nevada teenager accused of killing his mother and younger brother and living for at least a short time with…

University of Pennsylvania graduates class of dogs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An animal training center inspired by canine rescue work on 9/11 is graduating its first class of working dogs. The University of Pennsylvania’s Working Dog Center held a commencement ceremony Tuesday for a yellow Labrador…

Settlement: Border Patrol to share stop records

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will share records of every traffic stop it makes in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula for 18 months with immigrant advocacy groups as part of a settlement to a lawsuit that said agents…

Iranian president makes debut on world stage

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new president met with the French leader Tuesday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, but not with U.S. President Barack Obama, as Western nations explored whether conciliatory talk from the Middle…

Mont. judge faulted for alleged bias in rape case

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Critics of a Montana judge who handed down a 30-day sentence to a former teacher convicted of raping a student lodged a formal complaint Tuesday asking for his removal from the bench. The complaint…

Police: Last escaped inmates in Okla. recaptured

WEATHERFORD, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say eight prison inmates being transported from Tennessee escaped in a van with a gun in it in western Oklahoma. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Betsy Randolph says the guards in the transport van…

Michelle Obama calls Harlem a cultural gem

NEW YORK (AP) — Extolling the virtues of Harlem’s rich cultural history, Michelle Obama hosted a luncheon for the spouses of foreign dignitaries Tuesday in the historic New York City neighborhood she described as “quintessentially American.” The first…

Judges weigh religious exemption for health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court is considering whether for-profit businesses can be exempted from a contraceptive mandate in the health care law because of the owners’ religious views. The law already exempts houses of worship from…

Trial delayed for Army general facing sex charges

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Fort Bragg court-martial of a U.S. Army general facing assault charges has been postponed. The trial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair had been scheduled to begin next Monday. A statement from Fort…