Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 48
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) ? An hours-long attack by a group of militants, including suicide bombers who stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta, left at least 48 dead, mostly police trainees, officials said Tuesday.
Islamic State takes control of half Iraqi town near Jordan-Syria border - sourcesIslamic State fighters expanded the area under their control in a remote western Iraqi town near the borders with Syria and Jordan from a third to about half, security sources said on Tuesday. The insurgents attacked the town of Rutba on Sunday in a bid to relieve pressure on the northern city of Mosul where they are fighting off an offensive by the Iraqi army and Kurdish fighters backed by the U.S.-led coalition. The Iraqi army and Sunni tribal fighters remained in control of the other half, at the town's entrances from the express highway that links Baghdad and the western border, they said.
Award-winning poet and essayist Lucia Perillo dies at 58
Japan shares hit six-month top, U.S. dollar in demandThere were also tentative hopes rising prices for steel and some industrial commodities - zinc surged to a five-year peak and iron ore reached its highest since mid-2014 - could pick up the pulse of inflation globally. Japan's Nikkei rose 0.7 percent to levels last seen in April as a softening yen burnished the outlook for the country's exporters. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan ticked 0.1 percent firmer, as did EMini futures for the S&P 500 .
Kenya police say 12 people killed in extremist attack in Kenya's northern Mandera County near the Somali borderNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) ? Kenya police say 12 people killed in extremist attack in Kenya's northern Mandera County near the Somali border.
Chinese firm issues webcam recall after massive cyberattackA Chinese electronics maker has issued a recall for millions of products sold in the U.S. following a devastating cyberattack, but is pushing back against criticism that its devices played a role in the ...
Trump took $17 million in insurance for damage few remember
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) ? Donald Trump said he received a $17 million insurance payment in 2005 for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, but The Associated Press found little evidence of such large-scale damage.
Durant and new-look Warriors ready for NBA bow
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said his new-look team is relishing the pressure entering their 2016-2017 NBA campaign opener on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs. The Warriors' blockbuster off-season move for Kevin Durant has made the already formidable-looking Dubs an even more daunting proposition as they set out to regain their NBA Finals crown. Kerr, however, said Monday his team of all-stars welcomed the burden of expectation that comes with being able to field a team with Durant, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in the line-up.
Hong Kong court sees chilling video describing torture
A jury in Hong Kong watched chilling video Tuesday of a British banker describing how he tortured and killed an Indonesian woman he met in a bar, saying he repeatedly raped her and "tortured her badly." ...
Trooper's widow urges no vote on legalizing marijuana
BOSTON (AP) ? The widow of a state trooper killed by a driver who allegedly smoked marijuana before the crash is making an emotional plea against a ballot question that would legalize recreational marijuana.