Lebanese wife of Syrian writer indicted in killing

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency says a prosecutor has indicted the wife of a Syrian journalist along with two of her relatives in the killing of her husband. Mohammed Darrar Jammo, who spoke out stridently…

Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, July 22, to Sunday, July 28: UNITED STATES 1. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Star Trak LLC/Interscope) 2. Jay-Z, “Holy Grail” (Roc Nation) 3. Miley Cyrus, “We…

Ruling coalition endorses new state in south India

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s ruling coalition on Tuesday endorsed the creation of a new state in southern India, a move that political analysts said could spur several other long-standing demands for separate states. The United Progressive Alliance…

Volkswagen stops academics from revealing car hack

LONDON (AP) — A British university says it is delaying the publication of an academic paper on electronic vulnerabilities in high-end Volkswagen cars following legal action from the German automaker. In a statement, the University of Birmingham says…

Some of the fallout from Manning-WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Tuesday’s verdict means Pfc. Bradley Manning could face 20 years to life in prison for the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history. Here is some other fallout from the case: OTHERS…

Jewel heist on Riviera raises security questions

PARIS (AP) — Police and staff at a French Riviera hotel are raising questions about security after $136 million in jewels was stolen by a single gunman who came in through a side door and walked out with…

UK police recover stolen Stradivarius violin

LONDON (AP) — British police say they have recovered a 1.2 million pound ($1.84 million) antique violin that was stolen from an acclaimed musician in 2010 when she stopped for a snack in London. South Korean violinist Min-Jin…

Skin Care Review: Heal and nourish your skin

Taking care of your skin can mean adding a daily ritual to your routine. Busy mom of three Ann-Marie Rohe of ChaosIsBliss.com shares her thoughts. Fifth in a series of down-to-earth skin care reviews from real people.

AP Source: Obama to meet with Mideast negotiators

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama will meet Tuesday morning with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators involved in a new round of peace talks. The meeting was to happen at the White House as…

Calif. judge won’t dismiss cruise ship murder case

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has refused to dismiss a murder charge against a man accused of strangling his ex-wife and tossing her overboard during a Mediterranean cruise. The Orange County judge ruled Monday that…

Stocks rise modestly as Fed begins meeting

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising in early trading on Wall Street after several U.S. companies turned in solid earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 49 points, or 0.3 percent, to 15,569. The Standard & Poor’s…