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Aug 1,2014 at 12:52 PM

The Associated Press-GfK poll on foreign policy and President Barack Obama's approval ratings was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 24-28. It is based on online interviews of 1,044 adults who are members of GfK's nationally...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:43 PM


One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent and can't stand trial, a judge said Friday.

    

The judge also...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:44 PM
Plans are underway to bring back the two American aid workers sick with Ebola from Africa. A small private jet based in Atlanta has been dispatched to Liberia where the two Americans work for missionary groups. Officials say the jet is outfitted with...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:32 PM
A federal prosecutor says a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak fabricated food-safety lab results sent to customers including food giant Kellogg's. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Dasher told jurors in an opening statement Friday...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:30 PM
Israeli forces, backed by heavy tank fire and airstrikes, moved deeper into southern Gaza late Friday in search of a soldier apparently captured in a clash with Hamas militants earlier in the day. At least 62 Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers were...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:28 PM
House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. After more than a year of inaction...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Batman creator Bob Kane's own copies of the Caped Crusader's earliest appearances are going up for auction.
ComicConnect is selling Kane's file copies of Detective Comics Nos. 27 through 45 and Batman Nos. 1 through...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in July although it remained at levels signaling further gains in consumer spending.
The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment edged...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:21 PM

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:21 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts helped U.S. auto sales sizzle in July.
Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Chrysler all saw double-digit sales gains and General Motors' sales were up 9 percent over last July. Honda and Volkswagen saw declines....
Aug 1,2014 at 12:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned violations of the internationally-brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and said the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier would be a "barbaric" and "absolutely outrageous"...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to replenish Israel's missile defense system, and House approval was expected in the final hours before lawmakers began a summer break.
The money will go...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. federal judge Friday urged Argentina to resume negotiations "as promptly as possible" to resolve its debt crisis and said the South American nation's officials must stop publicly uttering what he described as "half-truths"...
Aug 1,2014 at 12:21 PM

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire teenager who returned home nine months after she vanished says she's "feeling a lot better every day."
Abigail Hernandez stopped by the Conway Daily Sun on Thursday to thank the newspaper...