Few clues emerge on fate of teens missing on fishing trip
Bahrain: 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attackDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? Bahraini authorities say two policemen have been killed and six injured in a bomb attack south of the capital.
Malaysia PM replaces deputy, sacks AG amid scandal
Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday sacked his deputy premier and attorney general as part of a major cabinet reshuffle widely seen as an attempt to tighten his hold on office amid corruption allegations. Najib has come under mounting pressure in recent months over claims that huge sums of money had been siphoned off from state-owned development company 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), which he launched in 2009. Calls for Najib to step down mounted earlier this month after a Wall Street Journal report that Malaysian government investigators had discovered nearly $700 million had been routed to Najib's personal bank accounts.
AP source: Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays
Two Bahrain police killed in 'terror' blast: ministry
An explosion has killed two policemen and wounded six others in a Shiite-dominated area of Bahrain, the interior ministry said Tuesday, describing it as a "terror" attack. The blast in Sitra island, the scene of frequent clashes between security forces and Shiite demonstrators, comes days after the Sunni-ruled kingdom announced it had foiled an attempt to smuggle weapons from Iran. Shiite-led protests since 2011 demanding reforms in the Sunni-minority ruled Gulf kingdom have sparked clashes with security forces in which at least 89 people have been killed, human rights groups say.
BP sinks into Q2 loss on oil spill charge, price slump
BP said Tuesday it sank into the red in the second quarter, after taking a vast $10.8-billion (9.8-billion-euro) hit on costs linked to the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The British energy giant's performance also took a heavy knock from slumping global oil prices. "In the quarter BP took a charge of $10.8 billion in total related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill -- including $9.8 billion associated with the government settlements as well as charges for further business economic loss claims and other ongoing costs," BP said in the earnings release.
Energy company BP slides to loss in 2nd quarterLONDON (AP) ? BP reported a second-quarter loss Tuesday after the London-based oil company set aside another $10.8 billion to cover the cost of the Deepwater Horizon accident.
German 'wisemen' say euro zone states should be able to go bankrupt
The German government's panel of independent economic advisers favors the creation of a sovereign insolvency mechanism for euro zone states to prevent future crises and says countries should be able to leave the currency bloc as a last resort. In a special report published on Tuesday, the council of five experts known as the "wisemen", said the Greek debt crisis had underscored the urgent need for further reforms to make the euro zone more stable. "To ensure the cohesion of monetary union, we have to recognize that voters in creditor countries are not prepared to finance debtor countries permanently," said Christoph M. Schmidt, Chairman of the German Council of Economic Experts.
Detained Post reporter's lawyer in Iran asks for his releaseTEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? An Iranian news agency is quoting the lawyer of a detained Washington Post reporter as saying her client should be freed in the wake of the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers.
Colorado theater shooter's sister says she still loves him
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) ? When the younger sister of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes visited him in jail nearly two years after the attack, she no longer saw the loving brother who protected her when they were growing up.