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7 dead in drive-by shooting near UC Santa Barbara

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A drive-by shooter went on a "mass murder" rampage near a Santa Barbara university campus that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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S&P 500 closes above 1,900 for first time

Call it the Great Slog.

Stocks are bumbling along this year after a gangbuster 2013.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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Pope opens Mideast trip lamenting Syrian conflict

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Pope Francis thanked Jordan on Saturday for welcoming hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria, calling for an "urgent," peaceful solution to the conflict in the neighboring nation as he began a three-day visit to the Middle East.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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Thai coup leaders dissolve Senate, adding to power

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's coup leaders say they are dissolving the country's Senate and will assume all lawmaking power.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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Workers in tech case likely to get average of $4K

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly 60,000 high-tech workers are likely to receive an average of $4,000 apiece in a settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Apple and Google conspired in an illegal cartel of Silicon Valley employers that secretly refused to recruit each other's engineers.

Last Updated on Saturday, 24 May 2014

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Woman among world's oldest turning 115 years young

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area woman, a member of a select group of the living to have been born in the 19th century, is celebrating a birthday on Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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White House: Obama to add Julian Castro to Cabinet

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to become housing secretary and will tap Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office, a White House official said Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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Ukraine: 500 rebels attack govt troops; 20 killed

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Russia will recognize the outcome of Ukraine's presidential vote, President Vladimir Putin promised Friday, voicing hope that Ukraine's new leader would halt the military operation against separatists in the east.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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