Racy fan photos spur security for Nicki Minaj wax figure

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A wax figure of rapper Nicki Minaj at a Las Vegas museum is getting more security to keep away inappropriate visitors….

At 150, FDNY is increasing diversity, with some hurdles

NEW YORK (AP) — With a ladder truck, a rescue demonstration and a chance for children to spray a fire hose, a Harlem block party this month honored the 150-year history of the nation’s largest fire department. But the recruitment table was there to help shape a...

Legal showdown looms over the NCAA’s ban on paying athletes

ATLANTA (AP) — Fresh off a ruling that Northwestern University football players can’t form a union, the NCAA is about to face a more direct challenge to its longstanding policy of not letting schools pay athletes like they’re professionals….

Police say 7 dead after jet in UK airshow crashes into road

LONDON (AP) — A military jet taking part in a British airshow crashed into a busy main road, killing seven people and injuring more than a dozen others, police said Saturday….

25 years later, Seabrook remains pivotal in nuclear debate

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The Seabrook Station nuclear power plant was conceived during the turbulent 1970s and was under construction when accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl stoked fears of a global nuclear calamity….

Indiana team that raided Fogle’s home used mobile laboratory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When they arrived at Jared Fogle’s home last month, law enforcement officials were armed with more than a search warrant: They rolled up with a mobile forensics laboratory that has revolutionized how Indiana investigates child-exploitation and...

Explosion rips through chemical plant in eastern China

BEIJING (AP) — China’s Xinhua Agency says an explosion has ripped through a chemical plant in eastern China….

Bombing the latest of many challenges for Thailand’s junta

BANGKOK (AP) — When a military coup last year ended months of political turmoil and violence in Thailand, even some democracy advocates welcomed the junta’s promise to restore stability and return “happiness to the people.”…

Why stocks are tumbling 6 years into the bull market

NEW YORK (AP) — Well, that was fun while it lasted….

Spain: New leftist mayors turn back on bullfighting

VILLAFRANCA DE LOS CABALLEROS, Spain (AP) — Bullfights or schoolbooks? A new breed of local officials in Spain are asking….