Togo’s ruling party wins legislative vote

LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo’s ruling party, led by a man whose family has governed the small West African nation for 46 years, increased its share of the legislature in last week’s elections, the electoral commission announced Sunday.…

A look at victims in the Fla. apartment shootings

HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — Pedro Vargas killed six neighbors in a shooting rampage over the weekend in South Florida. Five of them lived in his suburban Miami apartment complex, and one lived across the street. Here’s a look…

Same-sex couple marries outside Philly despite ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia woman who tied the knot with her longtime partner Sunday with a county marriage license despite the commonwealth’s ban on same-sex marriage said it was the day “that every committed couple waits…

‘Hollywood Hillbillies’ features Georgia family

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Honey Boo Boo is getting some competition. Another family from rural Georgia is coming to reality television, with “Hollywood Hillbillies” set to debut in January on ReelzChannel. The show follows Michael Kittrell and…

Missing high school ring discovered after 65 years

MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — If finding a high school ring doesn’t seem like a big deal consider this: Until a few days ago, the last time Dick Diedrich saw his ring he was living in suburban Chicago with…

‘The Voice’ mentors aren’t looking to find a star

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The mentors on “The Voice” may be superstars, but the consensus is it’s not on them that the singing competition show has failed to find big stars such as themselves. Adam Levine, Christina…

Blair Underwood back on TV starring in ‘Ironside’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Blair Underwood is returning to series television in a remake of “Ironside,” which shares few similarities with the original series that starred Raymond Burr. The character’s name and job as a detective is…

Large explosion targets courthouses in east

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Security officials in Libya say two large explosions have hit courthouses in the city of Benghazi, leaving part of one of the buildings a pile of rubble. An official in Benghazi says 10 people…

Vigilante-extremist clash kills 25 in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — In attacks and reprisals between an Islamic militant group and vigilantes, at least 25 civilians were killed in northeast Nigeria, a vigilante group said Sunday. It was the first attack with major fatalities reported…

Newport Folk Festival wraps up another year

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Folk Festival is capping another year with sets from Beck and the Lumineers, 54 years after the event was first held in Rhode Island’s city-by-the-sea. The venerable festival was set to wrap…

Spanish train crash driver charged provisionally

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — The driver of a Spanish train that derailed at high speed was being questioned by a judge on Sunday as officials tried to determine if he was responsible for the accident, which…

Houston woman dies of injuries

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — The 79th person to die in last week’s train derailment in Spain has been identified by her family as Myrta Fariza of Houston. Fariza’s friends and family had created a Facebook page…

Large explosion targets courthouses in east

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Security official says two large explosions have struck the eastern city of Benghazi, targeting two court houses and setting a vehicle on fire. No injuries were reported. The security official says police are investigating…

Youth pastor, wife, chaperone died in bus crash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis church’s youth pastor, his pregnant wife and a congregation member have died in a weekend bus crash. Saturday’s crash near Interstate 465 devastated members of Colonial Hills Baptist Church. Deacon Jeff Leffew said…