Man convicted in 1985 cult killings dies in Nebraska prison

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska’s death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison, officials said Monday. Michael Ryan died around 5:45 p.m. Sunday at the Tecumseh State...
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Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz suspended 8 game, appeals

AP Photo/Joe Skipper BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz received an eight-game suspension from Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his arm during a game in Miami. Matusz immediately appealed and was in uniform for Baltimore’s game...

Ohio Man Killed In ATV Collision

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say an Ohio man was killed in a collision of all-terrain vehicles in eastern Kentucky. State police say 72-year-old Vince Pfeiffer of Cincinnati died Sunday when the ATV he was operating overturned during the collision. Police say the...

Ohio Man Killed In ATV Collision

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say an Ohio man was killed in a collision of all-terrain vehicles in eastern Kentucky. State police say 72-year-old Vince Pfeiffer of Cincinnati died Sunday when the ATV he was operating overturned during the collision. Police say the...

Tornado kills 10 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tornado raged through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna early Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying homes and upending cars and other vehicles. Rosario Cano, spokeswoman for the interior department of the northern state of...

China cuts import tax on clothes, other goods

BEIJING (AP) — China announced Monday it will cut import taxes on clothing, cosmetics and some other goods by half in a new tactic to spur consumer spending and economic growth. Beijing is in the midst of a marathon effort to reduce reliance on trade and investment to drive...

In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Barack Obama is making a renewed push for workers to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative. It’s a call that has been taken up by other national politicians such as Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham...
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California looks Down Under for drought advice

AP Photo/Rob Griffith SYDNEY (AP) — California has turned to the world’s driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record. Australia, the land poet Dorothea Mackellar dubbed “a sunburnt country,” suffered a torturous...
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Edwards’ Coca-Cola 600 win gives Gibbs much to celebrate

AP Photo/Terry Renna CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Joe Gibbs has had many special nights in football and auto racing. Few were bigger than Sunday’s showing in the Coca-Cola 600. The head of Joe Gibbs Racing had plenty to celebrate: Kyle Busch returned to points racing and...
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Rohingya seek better life in Malaysia, but reality is stark

AP Photo/Vincent Thian KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has been a sort of promised land for Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar. The tens of thousands who endured perilous journeys to get here find more work opportunities than in Indonesia and a more...