Inverted Jenny stamp stolen in 1955 is returned to owner

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare 1918 U.S. postage stamp featuring an upside-down plane that was stolen six decades ago and ended up in Northern Ireland was returned to its American owner on Thursday.

  • Written by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

Gang enhancement law ruled unconstitutional

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee attorney general will let stand a ruling striking down the state's gang enhancement law as unconstitutional.


UN says Syrian government must approve aid deliveries

GENEVA (AP) — U.N. officials on Thursday all but rejected a call by a group of world powers for the United Nations to act unilaterally to air drop food to besieged Syrians, saying that Syrian President Bashar Assad has final say on any such deliveries.

  • Written by JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press

Pakistan: 2 held for killing woman who refused marriage

UPPER DEWAL, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police said Thursday that they had arrested two suspects and were continuing their search for five men who tortured a 19-year-old schoolteacher and burned her to death for refusing to marry a man twice her age.

  • Written by MUHAMMAD YOUSAF, Associated Press