Competency hearing set in Ohio for Capitol plot suspect

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge plans to hear arguments and testimony on whether an Ohio man charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group is competent to stand trial. U.S. District Judge Sandra Beckwith earlier ordered a mental...

Last Oregon occupier still talking on YouTube _ from jail

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — David Fry, a college dropout from Ohio, had a taste of fame as the last occupier of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. Fry became one of the public faces and voices of the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, using a digital camera to...

Shares fall as oil prices sink after output accord fails

AP Photo/Koji Sasahara HONG KONG (AP) — Major Asian stock benchmarks sank Monday after an effort by major oil producing nations to agree on production cuts failed over the weekend. Japan’s Nikkei 225 stock index led the decline, dropping 3.3 percent to 16,286.02 as a...

Trying to prevent making of child stars, China issues a ban

BEIJING (AP) — China is banning the children of famous entertainers from appearing on hugely popular reality shows, as the country continues efforts to try to prevent the manufacture of child stars. The ban by the government’s media regulator also covers appearances...

NYC listing of potentially violent mentally ill stirs qualms

AP Photo/Mike Groll NEW YORK (AP) — When a homeless man was taken for a psychiatric evaluation because he argued with shelter police, doctors found no reason to commit him. Then City Hall stepped in. At the urging of a mayoral aide who cited a new city program to monitor...

World Bank urges donors to fulfill Gaza pledges

AP Photo/Khalil Hamra JERUSALEM (AP) — After Israel’s war against Gaza militants in 2014, Arab countries led the way in pledging reconstruction aid to the devastated seaside enclave. But a new report released Monday by the World Bank shows that Qatar, the United Arab...

US forces deliver aid to Japanese quake-hit areas; 42 dead

MINAMIASO, Japan (AP) — U.S. airlifts were delivering water, bread, ready-to-eat food and other emergency supplies Monday to a remote area of southern Japan stricken by two powerful earthquakes, as local rescuers searched for 10 people still reported missing. Authorities...

Elizabeth Warren, comic book hero? Senator is latest to star

BOSTON (AP) — Her parents didn’t hail from the planet Krypton, and she was never bitten by a radioactive spider, but that hasn’t stopped Elizabeth Warren from starring as a comic book hero. “Female Force: Elizabeth Warren” tells the true-life story...

AHL Playoff Glance

Wednesday, April 20: Providence at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Providence at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, 7:05 p.m. Saturday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, 7:05 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Providence, 7:05 p.m. x-Tuesday,...

South Africa: Pistorius to be sentenced in June for murder

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s former Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius appeared briefly in a Pretoria court where a judge scheduled five days in June to determine his sentence for the conviction of murdering his girlfriend. The sentencing hearing for...