Surging mining stocks end a slump on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Miners and other companies that deal in commodities helped pull the stock market out of a three-day slump. News that China’s trade rebounded last month signaled the end of a six-month slowdown for the…

McCain worries Egypt may suffer prolonged violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off a contentious meeting in Cairo, Sen. John McCain expressed concern Thursday that Egypt may be headed toward a period of prolonged violence if the Arab country’s military and the Muslim Brotherhood cannot start…

Obama calls on Greece to balance growth, austerity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on Greece to balance austerity with growth as it seeks to recover from financial crisis. Obama spoke during an Oval Office meeting with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (ahn-TOH’-nees sah-mah-RAHS’).…

Lawyer to seek $20 million in case against Toyota

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer suing Toyota over the death of a California woman has told a jury he will ask for $20 million in damages. In his opening statement Thursday, the lawyer for the family of…

Dominican police suspects in $1.5M theft from sect

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says 14 police officers are under investigation in the disappearance of cash and property following a shootout at the compound of a sect led by…

A reality show with depth: Live ocean exploration

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are vicious fights, stunning beauties and surprises around every corner. Yes, it’s reality TV but with a lot more depth — as much as 10,000 feet. It’s live coverage of deep-sea exploration off Nantucket…
Bobby Bare, Kenny Rogers, Cowboy Jack Clement

Country Hall of Famer ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement dies

“Cowboy” Jack Clement, a producer, engineer, songwriter and beloved figure who helped birth rock ‘n’ roll and push country music into modern times, died Thursday morning at his home.…
Photo Credit: Courtesy USDA

UN: Colombia coca crop down 25 percent

The United Nations says Colombia reduced its area under coca cultivation by 25 percent last year, its biggest annual reduction since the international body began monitoring it in 2001.…