Thrill-ride accidents spark new demands for regulation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In some parts of the U.S., the thrill rides that hurl kids upside down, whirl them around or send them shooting down slides are checked out by state inspectors before customers climb on. But in other places, they are not required to get the once-over.

  • Written by KATHLEEN FOODY, Associated Press ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press

Uh, Oh, Canada: 1,500 people on rafts returned to Michigan

PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Canadian authorities stopped an invasion: 1,500 people on inflatable rafts and boats that drifted across the border from Michigan during high winds on the St. Clair River.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Israel takes steps toward new settlement in volatile city

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Monday confirmed that they have begun the process of expanding an Israeli settlement in Hebron, a West Bank city that has been the focus of nearly a year of violence.

  • Written by JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press

Turkey vows to fight IS after attack kills 54, many children

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey is determined to fight Islamic State group extremists inside Turkey and in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said Monday, after a suicide bomber attacked a Kurdish wedding party, killing at least 54 people, many of them children.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press