Pakistan PM views Oscar-nominated film on honor killings

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed Monday to act against the "despicable" practice known as honor killing after viewing an Oscar-nominated documentary about the issue.


Labrador retrievers hit their 25th year as top US dog breed

NEW YORK (AP) — Labrador retrievers still reign supreme after a quarter century as America's most prevalent purebred dog. But French bulldogs are riding their je ne sais quoi toward new heights, and some lesser-known breeds are climbing the popularity ladder, according to American Kennel Club rankings released Monday. Here's a look at how breeds stack up:

  • Written by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

Across Europe, gay migrants face abuse in asylum shelters


BERLIN (AP) — Alaa Ammar fled Syria to escape not just civil war but also the threat of persecution as a gay man. Yet when he arrived in The Netherlands last spring, he did not find the safe haven he craved.

  • Written by KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press Writers MIKE CORDER, Associated Press Writers