Love of sewing patterns leads to world-class collection

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — If a costume designer wanted to recreate a World War I era wraparound dress, a 1940s zoot suit or even a bodice from 1875, the sewing patterns are in Rhode Island.

  • Written by JENNIFER McDERMOTT, Associated Press

Rescuers find flight recorder from Black Sea plane crash

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Rescue workers on Tuesday found a flight recorder from the Russian military plane that crashed into the Black Sea over the weekend, the defense ministry said.

  • Written by VERONIKA SILCHENKO, Associated Press NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

Fire that spread to 140 buildings under control in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A huge fire that spread to about 140 buildings in a small city on Japan's western coast was brought under control Thursday night after authorities called in extra firefighters to fight the blaze.

  • Written by T.J. HUBBARD