Inmate: I strangled prisoners to try to land on death row
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:13:20 -0500

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One by one, Denver Simmons recalled, he and his partner lured inmates into his cell. William Scruggs was promised cookies in exchange for doing some laundry; Jimmy Ham t...  Full Story

Draghi: Stimulus could be scaled back if economy improves
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:18:07 -0500

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi signaled the bank could trim back its stimulus efforts if the economy keeps strengthening, but said that any such move would ...  Full Story

FIFA corruption mystery revealed in leak of World Cup probe
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:40:17 -0500

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A big mystery in the recent era of corruption linked to FIFA is being revealed this week.

The report into suspected corruption in the 2018-2022 World Cup bidding c...  Full Story

U2 bassist thanks band for helping him through addiction
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:32:14 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for alcohol abuse years ago,...  Full Story

20-pound live lobster found in luggage at Boston airport
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:59:37 -0500

BOSTON (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport.

TS...  Full Story

Supreme Court orders new look at Colorado voucher program
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:36:09 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is ordering the top Colorado state court to look again at a school voucher program that it had struck down as unconstitutional.

The justices' action...  Full Story

Hackers strike across Europe, sparking widespread disruption
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:48:23 -0500

PARIS (AP) — Hackers have caused widespread disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard.

Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian pow...  Full Story

Trump takes another swipe at CNN following resignations
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:25:39 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump used the resignations of three CNN journalists involved in a retracted Russia-related story to resume his attack on the network's credibility Tuesday.Full Story

Modi meets Trump with his usual greeting _ bear hugs
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:14:02 -0500

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump should have been ready as he met with India's prime minister, an unabashed hugger.

Smiling widely at a news conference Monday during a visit to ...  Full Story

Senate leaders scramble to save health bill amid defections
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:46:10 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders scrambled Tuesday to rescue their health care bill, in deepening jeopardy as opposition from rebellious Republicans intensified. The defections loomed as Cong...  Full Story