Aquino: Canadian's killers also plotted to kidnap Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president said Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf militants may have plotted to kill him and kidnap boxing star Manny Pacquiao, disclosing previously unknown details about an extremist group blamed for the beheading of a Canadian hostage.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

AP's 2015 profit rises 30 pct on tax benefit, cost cutting


NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press' earnings rose 30 percent last year on a large tax gain and cost cutting. Those helped offset a revenue decline stemming from the financial woes at newspapers and other media.


Thailand is used to hot Aprils, but not this hot!

BANGKOK (AP) — Animals at Bangkok's zoo are being fed special frozen fruit pops. People are flocking to shopping malls just to soak up the air-conditioning. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat stroke.

  • Written by JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press NATNICHA CHUWIRUCH, Associated Press

Michigan nursing school uses mannequins for medical lessons

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The leadership at the University of Michigan's nursing school says there is value in students making mistakes while treating patients.

And when the patients aren't real, that's even better.

  • Written by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press

Etched in their mind: Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — With flowers, candles and tears, Ukraine on Tuesday marked the 30th anniversary of the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, the world's worst nuclear disaster. Some survivors said the chaos of that time is etched in their minds forever.

  • Written by DMYTRO VLASOV, Associated Press