Pint-size thieves frighten Ivory Coast’s largest city

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ivory Coast taxi driver Mamadou Bamba had finished his shift and was walking home around midnight when a dozen children accosted him on the street and demanded his money. When he hesitated, the thieves pulled out small knives and stabbed him...

That sinking feeling: As China slows, so does Otis Elevator

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As China’s economy has grown and skyscrapers sprouted in cities extending ever westward from the Pacific coast, Otis Elevator Co. went along for the ride….

10K volunteers to help with papal visit to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An army of about 10,000 volunteers will be on hand when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia during the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families and holds the biggest events of his first trip to the U.S….

Dubai market loses 7 percent after oil price dip

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s stock market has closed nearly seven percent lower in its first day of trading for the week after a further slide in oil prices….

Walker’s health plan hinges on a tricky subsidy rollback

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Scott Walker’s plan for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law hinges on what many see as a nearly insurmountable obstacle – getting 60 votes in the Senate….

2 planes collide at airshow in Switzerland

BERLIN (AP) — Two planes collided in the air at an airshow in northern Switzerland on Sunday and at least one of the planes crashed after the impact, a fire department spokesman said….

Police fear Bangkok bombing suspect may have fled

BANGKOK (AP) — Despite new surveillance video that may offer a possible clue to the bombing in central Bangkok that killed 20 people, Thai police said Sunday that the perpetrators may have already fled the country, and that they will “need some luck” to catch...

Boaters mapping Pacific garbage to arrive in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists and volunteers who have spent the last month gathering data on how much plastic garbage is floating in the Pacific Ocean will return to San Francisco and share preliminary findings….

British foreign secretary reopens embassy in Tehran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reopened the British embassy in Tehran on Sunday, nearly four years after it was closed following an attack by hardliners, Iranian state TV reported….

UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage held by al-Qaida in Yemen who had been kidnapped 18 months ago while working as a petroleum engineer in the war-torn country….