California: Chemical warning may scare poor from canned food

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California plans to delay state-required warnings on metal cans lined with the chemical BPA, arguing too-specific warnings could scare stores and shoppers in poor neighborhoods away from some of the only fruits and vegetables available — canned ones, officials said Thursday.

  • Written by ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press Writer

Karadzic convicted of genocide, gets 40-year sentence

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A U.N. war crimes court convicted former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic of genocide and nine other charges on Thursday for orchestrating a campaign of terror that left 100,000 people dead during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia, the worst carnage in Europe since World War II.

  • Written by AIDA CERKEZ, Associated Press MIKE CORDER, Associated Press

2 Americans confirmed dead in Brussels attacks; Kerry visits

BRUSSELS (AP) — At least two Americans have been confirmed killed in the Brussels attacks, a U.S. official said Friday, as Secretary of State John Kerry visited the stricken city to express condolences and defended Belgium's counter-terrorism efforts against "carping" by critics.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE, AP Diplomatic Writer

Biden: 'There is no Biden rule' on Supreme Court nominations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday tried to clear his name and tout his record on Supreme Court nominations, calling Republican branding of his past remarks on the subject "ridiculous" and casting himself as a longtime advocate of bipartisan compromise in filling seats on the high court.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press