UK sends Sherlock Holmes to woo North Korea

LONDON (AP) — Can Sherlock Holmes help unlock the mystery of the insular enigma that is North Korea? The British government considers it elementary. Britain says it used an episode of TV series “Sherlock” to encourage change in the communist state. The drama,...

King, Caro among those backing anti-Amazon letter

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King, Nora Roberts and Robert Caro are among the hundreds of authors who have added their names to an online letter criticizing Amazon.com for restricting access to works published by Hachette Book Group. The letter, initiated by Hachette author...

US laboratory admits violating nuke-waste permit

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory says it made mistakes in packaging the waste that has been linked to a radiation leak at the government’s underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico. In a letter released by state regulators...
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How strong is that drink? Calculator helps figure

Graphic shows alcohol content of certain popular drinks; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm; Graphic shows alcohol content of certain popular drinks; 2c x 4 inches; 96.3 mm x 101 mm; Buy AP Photo Reprints WASHINGTON (AP) — How strong is that pina colada? Depending on how...

Headbanging caused brain bleed in Motorhead fan

LONDON (AP) — It may not destroy your soul, but it turns out heavy metal music can be hazardous to your brain. At least in some rare cases. German doctors say they have treated a Motorhead fan whose headbanging habit ultimately led to a brain injury, but that the risk to...

Broadway prize on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

NEW YORK (AP) — This season’s winner of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” will be crowned “America’s Favorite Dancer,” get a cash prize and something else — a possible Broadway role. The show announced Wednesday night...
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Bouchard gives Canada a Slam finalist at Wimbledon

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada leaps as she plays a rerun to Simona Halep of Romania during their women’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Eugenie Bouchard of Canada won the match and will play...
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Egypt: violence marks anniversary of Morsi ouster

An Egyptian walks past old presidential campaign posters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Morsi’s supporters had called for mass protests Thursday to mark the anniversary, which were likely to be met with a harsh response from the...

Tenor, soccer fan Domingo to perform at WCup

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For Placido Domingo, opera and soccer go hand in hand. The Spanish tenor has performed during almost every World Cup since 1990 and plans a July 11 concert in Rio de Janeiro, just two days before the city hosts the final game. At a news conference...
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Positive numbers, but politicians hedge their bets

President Barack Obama speaks at 1776, a hub for tech startups, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) President Barack Obama speaks at 1776, a hub for tech startups, Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) President Barack...