Indian students shout slogans as they hold placards demanding stringent punishment to rapists during a protest, New Delhi, India. (AP Photo)

Indian girl’s rape highlights police apathy

NEW DELHI (AP) — A child disappears. Police are called. Nothing happens. Child rights activists say the rape last week of a 5-year-old girl is just the latest case in which Indian police failed to take urgent action on a report of a missing child.


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Fresno man hopes to fly around world in 36 days

FRESNO (AP) — On May 1, a 20-year-old pilot will take off from a Fresno airfield in a single-engine airplane. His destination: the record books. Jack Wiegand will attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest ever to fly solo around the world.


Briton jumps out window to escape attack in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A British woman traveling in India jumped out of the third-floor window of her hotel room on Tuesday, telling police she feared a sexual attack after the hotel’s owner tried to force his way into the room by offering her a massage.


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MacArthur grants go to nonprofits in 5 countries

CHICAGO (AP) — Thirteen organizations have been named recipients of the 2013 “Award for Creative and Effective Institutions” by the MacArthur Foundation and will receive between $500,000 and $1.5 million, depending on the annual budget of the organization.


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Adolf Hitler stumping for votes in Indian election

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Adolf Hitler is running for election in India. So is Frankenstein. The Indian state of Meghalaya has a special fascination for interesting and sometimes controversial names.


An Indian man weeps as he holds his wife who was killed in a stampede, Allahabad, India. (AP Photo)

36 dead in stampede at Hindu festival in India

ALLAHABAD, India (AP) — The death toll from a stampede in a train station rose to 36 in a northern India city where millions of devotees had gathered for a Hindu festival that is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings.



FDA allows generic version of scarce cancer drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say approval of the first generic version of cancer drug Doxil will help resolve a lingering shortage triggered by manufacturing deficiencies.


An Indian man holds a poster while participating in a candle lit vigil to mourn the death of a gang rape victim, New Delhi, India (AP Photo)

Indian police charge 5 in New Delhi gang rape

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities filed rape and murder charges Thursday against five men accused of the gang rape of a 23-year-old on a New Delhi bus, a crime that horrified Indians and provoked a national debate about the treatment of women.


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Indian police charge 6 men with murder in gang-rape case after victim dies in hospital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police have charged six men with murder, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus two weeks ago in a case that shocked the country.


Indian women hold placards during a protest over the gang rape of a woman in New Delhi, India

Indian gang-rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

SINGAPORE (AP) — An Indian woman who was gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi died Saturday at a Singapore hospital, after her ordeal galvanized Indians to demand greater protection for women from sexual violence that impacts thousands of them every day.


Book review: Baldacci back with 'Forgotten' thriller

By Jeff Ayers, the Associated Press “The Forgotten” (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci David Baldacci brings back Army Special Agent John Puller in “The Forgotten,” a follow-up to 2011’s “Zero Day.” In this new […]


Archduke Joseph Diamond fetches record $21.5M

GENEVA (AP) – Christie’s has auctioned off the famed Archduke Joseph Diamond for $21,474,525 including commission, a world auction record price per carat for a colorless diamond. The price was well above the expected $15 […]