US court says man can be forcibly medicated in terror case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A mentally ill North Carolina man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-linked fighters in Syria can be forcibly medicated to see if that will make him competent for trial, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press

Federal regulators propose restrictions on payday lenders

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing a significant clampdown on payday lenders and other providers of high-interest loans, saying borrowers need to be protected from practices that wind up turning into "debt traps" for many.

  • Written by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer

5 decades after China's Cultural Revolution, a few say sorry

BEIJING (AP) — As a teenager, Wang Keming felt nothing but contempt for the older peasant his village singled out for collective persecution in 1970. Stirred by Mao Zedong's radical ideology and inured to the rampant violence of China's Cultural Revolution, he beat the man bloody and saw nothing wrong with it.

  • Written by DIDI TANG, Associated Press

B-52s, Jennifer Hudson, Marcus Mumford to honor songwriters

NEW YORK (AP) — Presentations and performances from the B-52s, Jennifer Hudson, Marcus Mumford and Sister Sledge will be featured at the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction and awards dinner in New York City on June 9.