Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday.

  • Written by BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

Ferguson to pay attorney $1,335 an hour to pursue reforms


FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson is paying an attorney $1,335 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms pressed by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death by a police officer there last summer, according to a newspaper report.


Police kill 2 gunmen outside Muhammad cartoon event in Texas


GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Police shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a suburban Dallas venue hosting a provocative contest for Prophet Muhammad cartoons, and a bomb squad searched the gunmen's vehicle as a precaution, authorities said.

  • Written by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

Poverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent