New play depicts how a British massacre helped shape America

BOSTON (AP) — Stand in front of the Old State House today and you'll see a mix of college students, business professionals and tourists whiz past Boston's oldest public building. But nearly 250 years ago, it was ground zero for a bloody standoff that helped put a ragtag band of American colonists on the road to revolution.

  • Written by TRACEE M. HERBAUGH, Associated Press

Mumbai sets no-selfie zones as deaths linked to selfies rise

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Look around in any major Indian city, and you will find someone with an arm outstretched, mobile phone in hand, smiling widely and clicking away. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi has embraced the medium, posting pictures online he's snapped with various world leaders.

  • Written by RISHABH R. JAIN, Associated Press MANISH MEHTA, Associated Press

Lawyer: US citizen, father of detainee, also held in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A U.S. citizen whose son has been detained in Iran for the past four months was also taken into custody after returning to the country this week, his lawyer confirmed Thursday in what is the first such action against an American national in Iran since last month's prisoner swap between the two countries.

  • Written by NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

UN diplomats: US and China agree on new NKorea sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and China have reached agreement on a U.N. resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea as punishment for its latest nuclear test and rocket launch, U.N. diplomats said Wednesday.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press