NATO formally invites Montenegro as 29th member

BRUSSELS (AP) — Over Russia's angry objections, NATO agreed Thursday to expand for only the seventh time in its history, inviting the Balkan nation of Montenegro to become its 29th member.


APNewsBreak: Victims demand whereabouts of theater shooter

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Several victims of the Colorado theater shooting have filed complaints alleging the state corrections department violated their rights by refusing to reveal where the gunman is serving his life sentence, prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Written by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Sugar tax, spaceports meet pageantry in UK Queen's Speech

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II donned an ermine-trimmed robe and diamond-studded crown Wednesday to announce government promises to put Britain at the cutting edge of technology and social progress in the 21st century.

  • Written by JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press

Explorers plan June mission to Andrea Doria shipwreck

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly six decades after 46 people died when the Andrea Doria sank to the sea floor following a violent collision with another ocean liner south of Nantucket, Massachusetts, explorers are preparing to do what 16 people have lost their lives attempting: get a good look at the wreckage.

  • Written by MARK PRATT, Associated Press

Historic 1493 letter on Columbus voyage is returned to Italy

ROME (AP) — The United States has returned to Italy a letter written by Christopher Columbus in 1493 about his discovery of the New World that was stolen from a Florence library and unwittingly acquired by the Library of Congress.

  • Written by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press