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'The Lion King' to set new milestone on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — "The Lion King" has more reason to roar — it's on pace to end the week as the first Broadway show to earn $1 billion.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013

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Afghan insurgents hit convoy by foreigner compound

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide car bomber attacked a small convoy of vehicles Friday near a heavily fortified private residential compound used by hundreds of foreigners on the outskirts of Kabul, killing two passers-by, Afghan officials said.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013

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DHS selection suggests priority shift to security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's selection of a former top Pentagon lawyer to head the Homeland Security Department suggests the agency will be stepping back from its preoccupation with immigration to focus more on protecting the nation from attack.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013

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Saudi Arabia rejects seat on UN Security Council

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Friday rejected its freshly-acquired seat on the U.N. Security Council, saying the 15-member body is incapable of resolving world conflicts such as the Syrian civil war.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013

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Budget crisis exposes deepening rift in GOP

BOSTON (AP) — Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party's establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives whose unflinching demands triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the GOP's popularity plunging to record lows.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013

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Battle over theater shooting evidence grows heated

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The courtroom battle over what evidence can be used against Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes has grown heated, with a defense lawyer aggressively questioning police officers about why Holmes was not allowed to see an attorney for hours after his arrest.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013

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Federal shutdown affected US in ways unseen

CHICAGO (AP) — Our food was a little less safe, our workplaces a little more dangerous. The risk of getting sick was a bit higher, our kids' homework tougher to complete.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013

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Mo. sex assault case expected to get fresh start

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The case of a 14-year-old girl who says she was raped by an older boy from her Missouri high school and left passed out on her porch in freezing temperatures is expected to get a fresh start under a special prosecutor.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013

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