BRICS leaders vow to speed global recovery, fight terrorism

BENAULIM, India (AP) — The leaders of five of the world's rising powers ended a two-day summit Sunday with a pledge to speed global economic recovery as well as fight terrorism and extremism, forces that they said pose a threat to regional and international peace and stability.

  • Written by NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press

China launches manned mission to experimental space station

BEIJING (AP) — China launched a pair of astronauts into space Monday on a mission to dock with an experimental space station and remain aboard for 30 days in preparation for the start of operations by a full-bore facility six years from now.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

'We hope it will be over': Retrial to open in 1979 Patz case

NEW YORK (AP) —€” It took nearly four decades to find and try a suspect in the haunting disappearance of first-grader Etan Patz. The trial itself spanned three months of testimony and 18 days of deliberations before a jury finally deadlocked.

Now it's about to unfold all over again.

Missing NYC Boy The Krou

  • Written by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

Finish high school with bachelor's degree? At 1 school, yes

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Aya Tal-mason's excitement as she describes her research on cancer-fighting drugs rivals her schoolmate Paige Fries' audible enthusiasm about her recently published science-fiction novel. Fellow student Hannah Herbst recently visited President Barack Obama to explain the inexpensive generator she designed that uses plastic spoons and the hydropower of streams to charge cellphones, giving remote villagers a link to the outside world.

  • Written by TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press