Cosby arrives in court in Pennsylvania sex-assault case
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:28:05 -0400
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby arrived in court Tuesday for a key hearing on whether prosecutors have enough evidence to put the 78-year-old comedian on trial on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman over a decade ago.
The Latest: Bill Cosby is in courthouse for key hearing
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:27:28 -0400
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's preliminary hearing in his Pennsylvania sex-assault case (all times local):
Investigators play down explosion theory in EgyptAir crash
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:26:16 -0400
By Amina Ismail and Lin Noueihed CAIRO (Reuters) - The head of Egypt's forensics authority dismissed a suggestion on Tuesday that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there was an explosion on board. Investigators struggling to work out why the Airbus 320 jet vanished from radar screens last Thursday, with 66 passengers and crew on board, are looking for clues in the human remains and debris recovered from the Mediterranean Sea so far.
Lawsuit accuses Domino's Pizza of 'rampant wage violations'
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:24:14 -0400
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's attorney general on Tuesday sued Domino's Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company's computer system.
McCartney nearly quit music after Beatles breakup
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:21:28 -0400
Paul McCartney said he began drinking heavily and almost quit music altogether after The Beatles broke up, in an interview due to air this week. The music icon, now 73, admitted turning to alcohol to cope with the strain of leaving the Fab Four in April 1970, according to extracts of a BBC radio interview released Tuesday. "I was breaking from my lifelong friends, not knowing whether I was going to continue in music," McCartney said.
The Latest: Isner's 40 aces let him reach 2nd round in Paris
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:13:23 -0400
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
Iraq forces keep up shelling of Falluja, U.N. concern mounts for civilians
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:09:01 -0400
By Ahmed Rasheed and Stephen Kalin BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State targets in Falluja on Tuesday, the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad, as international concern mounted for the security of civilians. Residents in the city, 50 km (30 miles) from the capital, reported sporadic shelling around the city centre, but said it was less intense than on Monday. About 100,000 civilians are estimated to be in Falluja which, in January 2014, became the first Iraqi city to be captured by Islamic State, six months before the group declared its caliphate.
Greece hopes to get new loans approved by eurozone creditors
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:05:55 -0400
BRUSSELS (AP) — The eurozone's top official expressed optimism Tuesday that Greece's creditors will approve its reform efforts, paving the way for the payout of a new batch of rescue loans that would keep Athens from defaulting on its massive debts this summer.
The Latest: Funerals held in Syria for bombings victims
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:04:14 -0400
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the violence in Syria a day after deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group targeted government strongholds (all times local):
US biochemical engineer wins $1.2 million technology prize
Tue, 24 May 2016 09:03:25 -0400
HELSINKI (AP) — American biochemical engineer Frances Arnold, whose discoveries in "directed evolution" have helped produce medicines, including drugs for treating diabetes, on Tuesday was awarded this year's euro 1 million ($1.2 million) Millennium Technology Prize.