Lebanon charges 5 in deadly mosque bombings

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese security official says authorities have charged five men in connection with the deadly double bombing last week in the northern city of Tripoli. The official said Friday that Lebanese defendants Hashem Menkara, Ahmad…

Iraq violence kills 14 as al-Qaida claims attacks

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Friday for bombings earlier this week that killed at least 82 people, mostly in Shiite areas of the capital, in retaliation for the execution of Sunni prisoners by…

NYC lawsuit cites judge’s stop and frisk ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who claims he was falsely arrested under the police department’s stop and frisk practice has filed a lawsuit. It claims racial profiling and cites a judge’s ruling this month…

China fines brokerage $85M for stock market chaos

BEIJING (AP) — One of China’s biggest securities firms was fined 523 million yuan ($85 million) on Friday and its former CEO was banned from the industry after computerized trading mistakes caused wild swings in Chinese stock prices.…

Zurich to look at ‘undue pressure’ on CFO

GENEVA (AP) — The new acting chairman of the Zurich Insurance Group says the company’s board will investigate whether undue pressure was put on the company’s chief financial officer before he apparently killed himself. Tom de Swaan says…
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Kansas resident dies from West Nile virus

Kansas health officials say a resident of the Wichita area has died from West Nile virus, the mosquito-borne disease that affected 57 people around the state last year.…
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Kan., Nev. tout expansion of voter check program

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says Nevada has joined a program in which states compare voter registration records annually, bringing the number participating to 25.…

No charges in kids’ joyride crash

PHOENIX (AP) — Police in Phoenix say no charges will be filed against an 8-year-old boy or his mother after the child took the family car and crashed into a utility pole, killing his 6-year-old sister. Police say…

Dad charged after baby dies in hot car in Ariz.

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a father whose infant son died after being left in a parked car in the Phoenix summertime heat is suspected of smoking marijuana at the time. Sgt. Tommy Thompson said late Thursday that…

EU and eurozone jobless rate remain steady

BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe’s statistics office says the July unemployment rate across the 17 nations using the euro has remained steady at its record high of 12.1 percent — even though the jobless total decreased by 15,000. Eurostat…

After Syria defeat, UK minister warns on retreat

LONDON (AP) — Treasury chief George Osborne is warning that Britain should not turn its back on the world after a stunning parliamentary defeat over a government motion for military intervention in Syria. He told BBC on Friday…

Closings set to begin in Ga. baby killing trial

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Closing arguments are set to begin in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller in coastal Georgia. De’Marquise (deh-mahr-KEES’) Elkins is charged with murder in the March…