SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s neighbors bolstered their military preparations and mobilized scientists Wednesday to determine whether Pyongyang’s third nuclear test, conducted in defiance of U.N. warnings, was as successful as the North claimed.
JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S.-based rights group said Israel violated laws of war in a series of airstrikes it conducted during an eight-day military operation last November against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Starting his public farewell to his flock, a weary Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his final public Mass as pontiff, presiding over Ash Wednesday services hours after a bittersweet audience that produced the extraordinary scene of the pope explaining his decision to step down directly to the faithful.
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A judge has revoked the bond of a university of Alabama fan accused of poisoning Auburn University’s landmark oak trees.
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Police scoured mountain peaks for days, using everything from bloodhounds to high-tech helicopters in their manhunt for a revenge-seeking ex-cop. They had no idea he was hiding among them, possibly holed up in a vacation cabin across the street from their command post.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama pushed for a higher minimum wage at a re-opened manufacturing plant Wednesday because he says Americans who work full time should not be in poverty.
(AP) — A North Texas hospital has closed amid regulatory questions over care after two patients died and failure to pay more than $425,000 in property taxes.
DALLAS (AP) — Police say a Florida detective who was stabbed during a prisoner escape near Dallas is in “delicate condition” but will recover.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is wrapping up his high-profile recruiting trip to California without having convinced any businesses to relocate to his state — at least not yet.
LONDON (AP) — The art world loves hype. Works are touted as the biggest, the rarest, the most expensive.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s most prominent Muslim cleric, the sheik of al-Azhar, has warned Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad against interfering in Arab Gulf countries or trying to spread Shiite influence.
YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — Gerardo Barrientos and his girlfriend Lluvia Ramirez wanted a week away from the suffering they see every day at a government hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. Looking for a break, they paid $40 apiece for a day trip to the snowy mountains of Southern California.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Superdome officials warned just months before the Super Bowl that the venue’s electrical system could suffer a power outage and rushed to replace some of the equipment ahead of the big game.
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy was back with his ecstatic family and playing with his toy dinosaur after his nearly weeklong ordeal as a hostage in an underground bunker was ended by a sudden police raid and the death of his kidnapper.
TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Texas man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy at a county courthouse has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.
MARSHALL, Texas (AP) — Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officials say an invasive plant that’s become a problem on Caddo Lake has been spread to at least four other East Texas lakes.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The state climatologist says Texas continues to experience a serious shortage of rainfall and is on track to experience the second-worst drought on record.
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Police in Southeast Texas are searching for two people posing as yard workers who made off with a widow’s collection of gold coins valued at $30,000.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A former Amarillo elementary school teacher has received six months’ jail time after pleading guilty to engaging in illegal sexual contact with a minor.
GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead and two injured after a fiery highway crash in the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie.