Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing


NEW YORK (AP) — The man accused of carrying out a bomb attack in New York City's subway system was influenced by the sermons and writings of a radical Muslim preacher, Bangladeshi officials said Wednesday in the hours before the man was expected to have his first court appearance in the U.S.

  • Written by By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER , Associated Press

Crews gain on huge California fire but wind threat remains


LOS ANGELES (AP) — After announcing increased containment on one of the biggest wildfires in California history, officials warned that communities remain at risk and the threat could increase as unpredictable winds whip up again.


Greek court backs extraditing Russian bitcoin suspect to US


ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of extraditing a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin.

  • Written by By FANIS KARABATSAKIS and DEREK GATOPOULOS , Associated Press

Japan court orders shutdown of nuclear reactor near volcano


TOKYO (AP) — A court ruled Wednesday that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not operate because it is too close to an active volcano and could be affected by a major eruption.

  • Written by By MARI YAMAGUCHI , Associated Press