Van Zandt: Show nixed because N Carolina law is 'evil virus'

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band canceled their North Carolina concert because of the state's new law blocking anti-discrimination rules for the LGBT community, said guitarist Steven Van Zandt, calling it the kind of legislation that's like an "evil virus" spreading around the U.S.

  • Written by JOHN CARUCCI, Associated Press

Capture of man heightens scrutiny of psychiatric hospital

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The capture of a man found hiding under debris in the woods after he escaped from a psychiatric hospital where he was held because he was found too mentally ill to face murder charges comes amid heightened scrutiny of the facility.

  • Written by MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

After Iraq, Kerry confronts similar problems in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hoped a brief stop Saturday in Afghanistan would help promote cooperation from a would-be "unity" government that has proved largely incapable of running the country less than two years after he worked to install the leadership team.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

UK leader Cameron under fire over link to offshore accounts

DUBLIN (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron faced mounting pressure Friday over his involvement in offshore investments after he finally admitted he benefited from his father's Panama-registered trust, an entity exposed by this week's massive data leak at a law firm specializing in global tax avoidance.

  • Written by SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press