Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) - An athletic building under construction at a private university collapsed Tuesday, injuring six construction workers and leaving crumpled steel strewn across the site.
CHICAGO (AP) - Southwest Airlines says a Chicago-bound flight has been diverted to Texas after a group of passengers became disorderly.
TIMONIUM, Md. (AP) - Police say a ride operator at the Maryland State Fair has been found dead in her trailer at the fairgrounds in Baltimore County.
AUBURN, Mass. (AP) - Police in Auburn are crediting a quick thinking 12-year-old girl with thwarting a man she saw breaking into her home.
DETROIT (AP) - Graffiti artist Shepard Fairey was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges of illegally tagging buildings while in Detroit to complete a commissioned project.
TAIPEI, Sept 1 (Reuters) - A set of Taiwan metro cards featuring pictures of a Japanese porn star sold out on Tuesday within hours of going on sale at...
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - A Virginia teenager has been accused of impersonating law enforcement and trying to stop a driver who turned out to be a real police officer.
The former director of the foundation of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle will file a guilty plea on Tuesday in the child pornography case against him, Taylor's attorney said.
By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The current El Nino weather phenomenon is expected peak between October and January and could turn into one of the strongest...
TULARE, Calif. (AP) - Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now, in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's epic Dust Bowl drought. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more.
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis is expected to raise issues ranging from climate change to income inequality when he visits Cuba and the United States Sept. 19-27. Francis has launched an agenda of reform in the Vatican and in the global church, prioritizing different issues and counseling a more merciful message. Here's a primer on where the pope stands on key issues.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Guatemalan civilians backing the ouster of President Otto Perez Molina formed a wall of bodies to let lawmakers into Congress on Tuesday, protecting them from presidential loyalists trying to prevent a vote on withdrawing the leader's immunity from prosecution in a corruption scandal.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Israel on Tuesday urged U.N. leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters as early as next month's gathering of world leaders there.
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto was delivering his written state-of-the-nation report Tuesday in an atmosphere of rising violence, a falling currency and a slowing economy.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is scheduled to visit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico this week, officials said Tuesday.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - The military says a Turkish soldier was killed from shots fired from Islamic State-controlled area across the border in Syria. A second soldier is reported missing.
LONDON (AP) - The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is "too street" to play 007.
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) - Authorities say Moldova's police chief was detained for three hours at an airport in Moscow before being released.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian President Vladimir Putin may be nearing his 63rd birthday, but he can still beat a team of kids in hockey. With the help of some of Russia's most formidable hockey veterans, that is.
TORONTO (AP) - Canada's national police force is charging a former Syrian military intelligence officer in abstentia for allegedly torturing a Canadian engineer transferred by the U.S. to an overseas detention center.
LONDON (AP) - Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year's games.
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) - To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power and SIM cards that work in the countries they're passing through. Otherwise, they can end up walking in circles without satellite navigation, particularly at night, when many travel to avoid police.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Egypt's new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country's own gas fields.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - A German sailor who fell ill after competing in a pre-Olympic test event in the filthy waters off Rio de Janeiro says he is recovering from his skin infections.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - In a story from March 25, 2014, about a 1944 escape of Allied airmen from a Nazi prisoner camp, The Associated Press erroneously reported the nationality of one of the survivors. He was Dutch, not Danish.