Thousands of bees attack Texas couple, kill horses

PANTEGO, Texas (AP) — A swarm of about 30,000 bees has attacked a North Texas couple as they exercised their miniature horses, stinging the animals so many times they died. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports (http://bit.ly/12RiVMA) 44-year-old Kristen…

Musician JJ Cale dies; wrote Clapton, Skynyrd hits

Musician JJ Cale, an influential performer and producer who wrote “After Midnight” for Eric Clapton and “Call Me the Breeze” for Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died. He was 74. Cale’s manager Mike Kappus has told The Associated Press that…

Military judge deliberates in Manning leak case

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — A U.S. military judge has begun deciding the fate of Army soldier Bradley Manning, who could face life in prison for giving thousands of pieces of classified military and diplomatic information to the…

Police: Bomber kills 1 in Somali hospital attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A Somali police officer says a suicide car bomber has detonated explosives outside a Turkish hospital in Mogadishu killing at least one person and himself and wounding three others. Mohammed Abdi said Saturday the…

Sharing a birthday with the little prince

Even before the wooden double doors of St. Mary’s Hospital swung open and the new parents emerged into the London summer, babe in arms, it was clear whole chapters of the day-old’s life story had already been written.…

UK police charge 12 anti-fracking protesters

LONDON (AP) — British police say 12 people have been charged with a variety of offenses in relation to ongoing protests over shale gas extraction in southern England. Surrey Police said Saturday that they have made two further…

Warm weather means early Calif. wine grape harvest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — There’s no such thing as “normal” weather in California wine country, and vineyard operators say this year that truism could mean good news for wine lovers. After cool temperatures slowed ripening and kept grapes…

Pakistan: Indian gunfire kills soldier in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani army says one soldier has been killed and another wounded after Indian troops opened fire across the disputed frontier in the region of Kashmir. Pakistan’s military says in a statement that the shooting…

Thousands in Germany protest NSA surveillance

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are taking to the streets in Germany to protest against the alleged widespread surveillance of Internet users by U.S. intelligence services. Protesters, responding to calls by a loose network calling itself #stopwatchingus,…

Pope draws 3M for vigil after chastising ‘exodus’

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday challenged bishops from around the world to get out of their churches and preach, and to have the courage to go to the farthest margins of society to find…

Can superhero parodies rescue the porn business?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — We all know he can leap tall buildings in a single bound and bend steel in his bare hands. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that during a time of crisis even…

Obama and McCain: Washington’s newest odd couple

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one knows exactly when President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain went from bitter rivals to bipartisan partners. There was no conciliatory phone call, no heart-to-heart talk to soothe tensions formed during the…

Germans swelter under July heat wave

BERLIN (AP) — Germans are flocking to swimming pools, lakes and beaches to escape soaring temperatures that are expected to hit 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit) on Saturday. Meteorologists say Germany’s highest-recorded temperature of 40.2 Celsius, measured in…

Key events in Egypt’s uprising and unrest

CAIRO (AP) — Clashes erupted early Saturday in Cairo between security forces and supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi, killing at least 38 protesters. Here are some key events from more than two years of turmoil and…

Cambodian opposition makes gains in elections

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s opposition leader has virtually acknowledged that his party will lose Sunday’s general election, saying the polls are unfair but vowing that his “fight for real democracy” will go on. Cambodia National Rescue…