Solar-powered airplane lands in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) — The solar-powered airplane on a globe-circling voyage that began more than a year ago in the United Arab Emirates reached a milestone Saturday, completing a trip across the United States with a Statue of Liberty fly-by before landing in New York.


Air France pilots join embarrassing train, garbage strikes

PARIS (AP) — About a quarter of Air France pilots are striking to demand better working conditions — the latest challenge to travelers and France's image as it hosts Europe's biggest sporting event.

  • Written by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press MSTYSLAV CHERNOV, Associated Press

Dozens of Nigerian army officers fired over corruption

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is firing dozens of senior officers accused of corruption and the theft of billions of dollars meant to buy arms to fight the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency, the army and an officer privy to the list said Saturday.

  • Written by MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

Gawker files for bankruptcy, to sell itself to Ziff Davis

NEW YORK (AP) — Gawker Media is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and putting itself up for sale, strained by a jury's verdict that that it must pay $140 million to pro wrestler Hulk Hogan in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.

  • Written by MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer

New US-Cuba ties fuel bitter Havana Club rum trademark fight

MIAMI (AP) — With his tuxedo loosened and her dress slightly askew, the couple unwinding with cocktails in a new U.S. ad for Bacardi's Havana Club evokes the openness and decadence of pre-revolution Cuba that many exiles have longed for.

  • Written by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press