Appeals Court opens door to more GM ignition switch lawsuits

DETROIT (AP) — A federal appeals court has decided that people injured in crashes caused by faulty General Motors Co. ignition switches can sue the company even if they were hurt before GM's 2009 bankruptcy filing.

  • Written by TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer

Barbershop singers try to update their image

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If the sound of barbershop harmony invokes Norman Rockwell images of white men singing vaudeville-style songs in straw hats, organizers of the Barbershop Harmony Society are trying to update that image.

  • Written by KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press

Son of slain Louisiana man speaks out for first time

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The 15-year-old son of a black man killed by Baton Rouge police spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday, calling his father a good man and urging protesters not to resort to violence.

  • Written by MIKE KUNZELMAN, Associated Press, MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press

Pakistan says school attack mastermind killed by US drone

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The mastermind of a 2014 attack on a Pakistani school that killed some 150 people, mainly children, was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan, Pakistan's military said Wednesday.

  • Written by ASIF SHAHZAD, Associated Press

Theresa May is Britain's new leader as Cameron steps aside

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May became Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday, accepting an invitation to govern from Queen Elizabeth II after the resignation of David Cameron. She promised to lead a "one-nation" government dedicated to social justice and making "Britain a country that works for everyone."

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press, DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press