- Obama refocuses terror threat to pre-9/11 level
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror.
- Fraudster Ed May, blind, seeks release from prison
DETROIT (AP) — A 76-year-old suburban Detroit man convicted of a $200 million Ponzi scheme said he's lost virtually all his eyesight and wants to be released from prison while he pursues appeals.
- French soldier stabbed in throat outside Paris
PARIS (AP) — A French soldier was stabbed in the throat in a busy commercial district outside Paris on Saturday, and France's president said authorities are investigating any possible links with the recent slaying of a British soldier.
- Egypt top court rules against religious slogans
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court ruled on Saturday against parts of an election law approved by the Islamist-led legislature that had lifted a long-standing ban on the use of religious slogans during campaigning.
- Perry, Texas Legislature honor fallen soldiers
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — 1st Sgt. Russell R. Bell was a week and a half from coming from his fourth and final deployment to Afghanistan. The U.S. Army veteran of 16½ years didn't have to head out on a foot patrol that summer day in Kandahar, but did so to help protect his "boys," the soldiers under his command.
- Lawmakers round the turn and come down the stretch
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are rounding the final turn and heading down the backstretch of the final full week of the 2013 session.
- Police: Knife-wielding man shot, killed in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officers shot and killed a man they say was armed with a butcher knife Saturday, the fourth police-involved shooting in the city in as many days and the third one to result in a suspect's death.
- Maine energy bill targets prices
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill that seeks to lower Mainers' bills for electricity and heating has won a 12-1 vote of support in a legislative committee, enhancing its chances of passage by the House and Senate.
- Suspected rebels kill 2, wound several in India
NEW DELHI (AP) — Suspected Maoist rebels on Saturday attacked a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in a Maoist-infested area in eastern India, killing at least two party members and wounding and kidnapping several others.
- Obama: Nation must do more for fallen heroes
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the nation must do more than just remember its fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
- Kan. budget plan ends 'carve out' for disabilities
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are backing the Brownback administration's desires to shift services for the intellectually and developmentally disabled into the state's new managed care system, a move opposed by disability advocates.
- Probe into fatal Ridgefield police shooting
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police are investigating after Ridgefield police officers responding to an emergency report of a possible domestic dispute fatally shot a man armed with a handgun in the yard of a private home.
- Obama's speechwriter: from intern to top wordsmith
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama decided to attend a memorial service in Arizona for victims of a deadly mass shooting that severely injured then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, he needed a speech. And fast.
- Kerry makes 1st official sub-Saharan Africa visit
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard in the coming months to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.
- Deaths at Atlanta VA hospital prompt scrutiny
ATLANTA (AP) — One patient with a history of substance abuse and suicidal thoughts was left alone in a waiting room inside the Atlanta VA Medical Center, where he obtained drugs from a hospital visitor and later died of an overdose.