24 killed in stampede ahead of Hindu ceremony in India

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 20 others injured in a stampede that occurred as they were crossing a crowded bridge to reach a Hindu religious ceremony in northern India on Saturday, police said.

  • Written by BISWAJEET BANERJEE, Associated Press

Security tight at Indian beach resort venue of BRICS summit

BENAULIM, India (AP) — India's beach resort state of Goa was turned into a high-security zone Saturday, with thousands of paramilitary troops, coast guard personnel and police officers guarding venues where the leaders of five emerging market economies are meeting over the weekend.

  • Written by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press

Navy's new destroyer rides like 'a really souped-up' SUV

BALTIMORE (AP) — What's a ride like in the Navy's largest and most sophisticated new destroyer? Capt. James Kirk compares it to "a really souped-up sport utility vehicle."

  • Written by BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press

Judges extend voter-registration in North Carolina, Georgia

Judges in Georgia and North Carolina on Friday ordered state election officials to extend voter-registration deadlines in some counties due to disruptions caused by Hurricane Matthew, which forced thousands of people to evacuate and temporarily closed some government offices.

  • Written by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press