Police: 3 people shot, 1 fatally, in NYC subway entrance

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan NEW YORK (AP) — An argument that began inside a midtown Manhattan McDonald’s restaurant early Monday erupted in gunfire at the steps of a nearby subway entrance when a gunman shot three men, one fatally, near Penn Station, authorities said. The...

VW offers diesel owners $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen, in an effort to appease owners of small diesel-powered cars involved in an emissions cheating scandal, is offering them $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers, the company said. The offer announced Monday is a gesture of goodwill to 482,000 owners of...

‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye tackles climate change in new book

“Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World” (St. Martin’s Press,) by Bill Nye The science is clear and the warnings are dire: Man-made climate change is happening and will adversely affect human life on this planet. Both the effects of climate change...

4 killed, including 2 Americans, in Jordan police shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Jordanian policeman opened fire Monday on foreign trainers at a police compound, killing two Americans, a South African and a Jordanian before being shot dead, the Jordanian government said. The attacker also wounded two Americans and three Jordanians,...

Obama vows full probe into 2 or 3 Americans killed in Jordan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is taking “very seriously” an attack in Jordan that he says killed two or three Americans. Obama says the U.S. will be working with Jordan to conduct a full investigation. He’s sending his condolence...

The Latest: Suu Kyi’s party says it swept 4 states so far

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The latest on landmark elections in Myanmar. (All times local.) 9:55 p.m. Myanmar’s opposition party says it has won virtually every seat in Parliament from the four states for which results are known in a landslide victory that is expected to...

The Latest: WADA welcomes doping report on Russian athletics

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest from the IAAF investigation (all times local): ___ 5:10 p.m. The World Anti-Doping Agency says the report by Dick Pound’s commission into Russian doping “will shock and appall athletes and sports fan worldwide.” WADA says it...

Illinois fires athletic director after athlete allegations

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois fired athletic director Mike Thomas on Monday as it released the final report from its investigation into mistreatment of football and women’s basketball players. The report found no wrongdoing by Thomas, according to interim Chancellor...

University of Missouri protests grow after athletes jump in

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Long-simmering protests at the University of Missouri over matters of race and discrimination got a boost over the weekend when at least 30 black football players announced they will not participate in team activities until the university system’s...

Greenpeace targets Volkswagen over emissions scandal

BERLIN (AP) — Environmental activists protested outside the main entrance to Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, unfurling a banner reading “Das Problem” – a play on the carmaker’s marketing slogan “Das Auto.” The Greenpeace protest...