Uganda passes tough new law against public protest

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday passed a contentious bill that critics say will make it impossible to stage street protests against the country’s long-serving president, following months of confrontation between the authorities and activists who…

Stocks slide on Wall Street; American Eagle drops

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slipping in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday despite some positive news on the economy. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 88 points, or 0.6 percent, to 15,523 after the first hour…

No death penalty decision yet in Ohio bodies case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor says no decision will be made on the death penalty until at least next month in the case against an Ohio man charged with killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in…

NM shuttle firm: Sorry for treatment of gay couple

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The company that runs the shuttle service to the Albuquerque airport’s rental-car center is apologizing after a driver allegedly ordered a gay couple to sit in the back of the shuttle bus. Standard Parking…

US home prices vault nearly 12 percent in June

U.S. home prices surged 11.9 percent in June from a year earlier, reflecting stronger demand amid a tight supply of homes for sale. Real estate data provider CoreLogic says home prices climbed on annual basis in 48 states.…

President George W. Bush has stent procedure

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush successfully underwent a heart procedure in Dallas on Tuesday after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery during his annual physical, Bush spokesman Freddy Ford said. “At the recommendation of…

Prosecutor: Hasan wanted to kill many soldiers

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A military prosecutor says an Army psychiatrist accused of the deadliest mass shooting ever on a U.S. military installation planned to “kill as many soldiers as he could.” The trial of Maj. Nidal…

IMF sees stronger growth in Germany next year

BERLIN (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is sticking by its prediction that Germany will see stronger growth in 2014 if economic trends hold. The Washington-based IMF says growth will rise to 1.3 percent next year as Germany…

Police: Man breaks into western Pa. church, sleeps

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been jailed on burglary charges after police say he broke into a western Pennsylvania church after a night of drinking, only to be found fast sleep by police the next morning.…

SC man describes being hurt, trapped after crash

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A 30-year-old South Carolina man was trapped in a car with a broken neck and other injuries for more than a day after his rental car went off a forest road and rolled down…

Somalia signs oil exploration deal with UK firm

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia’s government has signed an oil and gas exploration deal with a newly formed British company, the first such agreement by a central government in Somalia following decades of conflict. The deal with Soma…

Europe urges Malta to let in stranded migrants

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — The Maltese government said Tuesday it would not allow a tanker carrying 102 migrants to enter its waters despite a request from the European Commission to allow the passengers to disembark in Malta on…

President Bush has stent procedure

Former President George W. Bush has successfully undergone a heart procedure after doctors discovered a blockage in an artery.

Cars and bugs _ Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

NEW YORK (AP) — Acting in one of Shakespeare’s plays is difficult enough without having to dodge a 3,600-pound SUV. That’s just one of the challenges facing the cast performing “Richard III” this summer in a working outdoor…