Islamic State bombing of Shiite area in Baghdad kills 63

BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb ripped through a commercial area in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Wednesday, killing at least 63 people and wounding dozens in an attack that was swiftly claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.

  • Written by SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press

Japanese happy Obama to visit Hiroshima, apology or not

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese are welcoming President Barack Obama's decision to visit the atomic-bombed city of Hiroshima, and those interviewed Wednesday said they aren't seeking an apology.

  • Written by MIKI TODA, Associated Press MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

Shallow quake hits Tibet, causing landslides, 60 hurt

BEIJING (AP) — A shallow magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck the mountainous region of Tibet on Wednesday, injuring 60 people, collapsing houses and damaging bridges and roads, authorities said.


US won't seek death penalty against Benghazi suspe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will not seek the death penalty against Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, federal officials announced Tuesday.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Staples, Office Depot scrap merger after judge blocks deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying the government had made the case that the combination would likely hurt competition in office supplies.

  • Written by MARCY GORDON, AP Business Writer