Officer fatally shot, prompting manhunt in northern Illinois

AP Photo/Stacey Wescott FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose says the officer was pursuing people described as suspicious when he was shot and killed in Fox...

Police search premises of Turkish opposition business group

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Police on Tuesday searched the premises of a business and media group close to a U.S.-based moderate Islamic cleric whom the government accuses of trying to destabilize it and detained six company officials, state media reported. Critics denounced the...

5 things to watch at the IFA gadget show in Berlin

AP Photo/Markus Schreiber BERLIN (AP) — Some 1,500 companies and over 250,000 people are expected to visit Europe’s flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, when it opens to the public on Friday. The event, which runs through Sept. 9, will showcase a range of new...

Heroine tells captivating tale in `Gates of Evangeline’

“The Gates of Evangeline” (Putnam), by Hester Young Charlotte “Charlie” Cates has had a rough time. Her husband ran off with another woman and then her young son died from a brain aneurysm. She jeopardized her job by taking time off from work to deal with...

Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba ‘too street’ for 007

LONDON (AP) — The author of the new James Bond novel has apologized after he said that British actor Idris Elba is “too street” to play 007. In an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper, Anthony Horowitz, the author of the new Bond novel “Trigger...

Latest on US Open: Safarova is next top women’s seed to lose

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Half of the top 10 seeds in the women’s draw are already out of the U.S. Open. The second day of the tournament started just like the first, with sixth-seeded Lucie Safarova the one getting...

Man sentenced to life with no parole walks free in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for two decades – a period in which the nation’s attitudes toward pot have steadily...

California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Tuesday agreed to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer. No other state keeps so many inmates segregated...

UN: This El Nino to be among the strongest since 1950

AP Photo/Salvatore Di Nolfi GENEVA (AP) — The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday. The El Nino event involves a shift in winds in the...

Comcast teeing up new services targeted at millennials

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast, which became a TV powerhouse by signing up Generation Xers, baby boomers and their parents, now is fighting for millennial eyeballs. The TV giant is investing in online media outlets like BuzzFeed and Vox that attract young...