Low-level drug offenders find new source of addiction help

SEATTLE (AP) — When pondering how to keep low-level drug offenders out of jail, officials in Albany, New York, faced a challenge: How could they pay for a case manager to coax addicts onto the straight and narrow, sometimes by tracking them down on the streets?

  • Written by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

Police hunt suspects in India temple fire that killed 110

PARAVOOR, India (AP) — Medical teams on Monday tended to hundreds of people injured in a massive fire that killed at least 110 people, while authorities searched for those responsible for illegally putting on the fireworks display that caused the weekend blaze at a Hindu temple in southern India.

  • Written by AIJAZ RAHI, Associated Press

Hundreds hurt as migrants confront Macedonian border police

IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — Migrants waged running battles with Macedonian police Sunday after they were stopped from scaling the border fence with Greece near the border town of Idomeni, and aid agencies reported that hundreds of stranded travelers were injured.

  • Written by COSTAS KANTOURIS, Associated Press NICK DUMITRACHE, Associated Press

Reports: Panama firm usurped name of Red Cross to hide money

PARIS (AP) — The law firm at the center of the Panama offshore accounts scandal routinely usurped the name of the Red Cross and other charities to help obscure the origin of millions of dollars in questionable funds, two newspapers involved in the investigation reported Sunday.

  • Written by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press