2 Ohio Men Charged With Dumping Dead Woman’s Body

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Central Ohio sheriff’s deputies say two men dumped a female companion’s body in a ditch near a cornfield after she died from an apparent heroin overdose. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says 24-year-old Corey Roberts and 22-year-old...
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AP PHOTOS: How marijuana goes from garden to store

In this July 1, 2014 photo, Bob Leeds, owner of Sea of Green Farms, a recreational pot grower and processor in Seattle, inspects small “clone” plants growing under lights in Seattle. The clones will be grown into full-size plants that produce the sticky...
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China says it’s up to US to drive global economy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, left, participate in a joint session on Climate Change and Clean Energy with China’s Minister of Finance Lou Jiwei, third right, China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang, second right, and State...
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UN: Afghan civilian death toll up 17 percent

Afghan security forces stand guard near the dead bodies of Taliban fighters at the site of a suicide attack in the city of Kandahar, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. In an attack early Wednesday against the governor’s compound in the southern city of Kandahar, several...

Newspaper says sorry after Clooney slams story

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper apologized to George Clooney on Wednesday for alleging his fiancee’s mother opposed the marriage on religious grounds — a story Clooney called both wrong and irresponsible. Clooney is engaged to Beirut-born...
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Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

Smoke and debris rise after an Israeli strike on the Gaza Strip seen from the Israeli side of the Israel Gaza Border, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Since the Gaza offensive began Tuesday, Israel has attacked more than 400 sites in Gaza, killing at least 32 people in a military...
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Colorado’s gay marriage fight echoes drama in 1975

Clela Rorex, who was elected and served as Boulder County clerk and recorder in the 1970s, stands outside the offices of current County Clerk Hillary Hall, in Boulder, Colo., Wednesday, July 2, 2014. In 1975, Rorex, elected on a campaign to help register more University of...
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4 dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms

A fireman walks through a debris field off Goff Road in Smithfield follow a storm on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Officials in central New York say four people are dead and four homes have been destroyed in building collapses amid severe thunderstorms. (AP Photo/Oneida Daily Dispatch,...

Lawyer: Snowden asks to extend stay in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has applied to extend his stay in Russia, his lawyer said Wednesday. Anatoly Kucherena told The Associated Press that Snowden applied to Russia’s migration authorities “a long time...

Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the U.S., a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that police raided...