Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he’s testing fate

BIDUR, Nepal (AP) — It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage. He was hit in...

Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people. Thirty years after the first large groups of Ethiopians...

Britain’s new princess can’t expect fairy-tale life

LONDON (AP) — William and Kate’s new daughter is the first British princess who won’t face royal discrimination because she’s a girl, but that doesn’t mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if...

NYPD officer shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after...

Latest on traffic jam scandal: Baroni says he’s innocent

Gov. Chris Christie’s former top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says he’s innocent of charges that he was involved in a scheme to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge as political retribution in 2013. Bill Baroni spoke to reporters...

Baltimore police: Man arrested near scene of recent riots

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say they have arrested a man on a handgun charge near the scene of recent rioting over the death of a man fatally injured in officers’ custody. A Baltimore police officer who briefed reporters at the scene said police did not fire their...

Cartoon contest organizer known for inflammatory rhetoric

NEW YORK (AP) — The Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that exploded in violence over the weekend in Texas was organized by Pamela Geller, a New Yorker who rails against Islam with such ferocity that one of the nation’s top civil rights groups lists her in its...

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VIDEO: Courier sportswriters’ analysis of St. Wendelin/Waterford

Courier sportswriters Dave Hanneman and Ted Radick share their thoughts on the Division IV state girls basketball semifinal between St. Wendelin and Waterford. Waterford knocked off St. Wendelin 42-36.