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May Day rallies demand reform; 5 hurt in Cambodia

AP Photo PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — May Day demonstrators denounced low wages and called for reforms on Thursday during rallies that turned violent in Cambodia and in Turkey, where police cracked down on participants defying a ban on public protests. Security forces in...
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Activists: Clashes near Damascus kill 14 rebels

This photo provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a bulldozer removing the wreckage of a destroyed school that was hit by a Syrian government air strike in Aleppo,...

More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A gas explosion at a jail has injured 100 to 150 inmates and corrections officers, a county spokeswoman said. The explosion happened around 11 p.m. CDT Wednesday in Escambia County jail’s booking facility and caused the building to partially...

More than 100 injured in Florida jail explosion

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A gas explosion at a jail has injured 100 to 150 inmates and corrections officers, a county spokeswoman said. The explosion happened around 11 p.m. CDT Wednesday in Escambia County jail’s booking facility and caused the building to partially...

Lloyds takes another step to recovery

LONDON (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group Plc is showing further signs of getting stronger. The group, which was bailed out during the 2008 financial crisis, has made steady progress in recent months, with the government stake in the institution now at 25 percent. Underlying...

Lloyds takes another step to recovery

LONDON (AP) — Lloyds Banking Group Plc is showing further signs of getting stronger. The group, which was bailed out during the 2008 financial crisis, has made steady progress in recent months, with the government stake in the institution now at 25 percent. Underlying...

Dylan’s ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ heads to auction

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most popular songs of all time, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” is going to auction this summer. Sotheby’s is offering a working draft of the finished song in Dylan’s own hand for an estimated $1 million to $2...

Cingrani Not Sharp In Reds Loss To Cubs

CINCINNATI (AP) — The first inning continues to plague Cincinnati starter Tony Cingrani. He gave up two runs in the first and only lasted four innings in the Reds 9-4 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday night. “Cingrani wasn’t real sharp,” Reds’ manager Bryan...
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Brunei embraces strict Islamic laws

FILE – In this July 28, 2002 file photo, a Muslim man prays as he enters Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Brunei on Thursday, May 1, 2014 embraced a form of Islamic Shariah criminal law that includes harsh penalties, a move slammed by...
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China’s Xi demands action after 3 killed in attack

Security personnel gather near the scene of an explosion outside the Urumqi South Railway Station in Urumqi in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on Wednesday April 30, 2014. An explosion shook the railway station in China’s restive far-western region...