Thai police say 56 still missing from Phuket boat capsize

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thai police said Friday that 56 people were still missing in waters off the resort island of Phuket after a storm capsized a diving boat packed with tourists. The commander of Phuket Provincial Police, Teerapol Tipcharoen, said seas have calmed since...

Investigators’ Emails To US Rep. Jordan Went To Bad Address

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The office of a congressman says newly released records show attempts to schedule an interview with him as part of an Ohio State sex abuse investigation were sent to a non-existent email address. U.S. Rep Jim Jordan’s spokesman said Thursday the...

Nuclear talks: What US and North Korea want from each other

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Diplomacy aimed at ending the North Korean nuclear crisis has produced little tangible progress since the historic June 12 summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. North Korea hasn’t taken any serious steps...

Cult leader executed for Japan sarin attacks still a mystery

TOKYO (AP) — The execution of Japanese doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara leaves unanswered questions about Aum Shinrikyo, the cult behind the 1995 sarin-gas attack on the Tokyo subway that killed 13 people and sickened 6,000. Japanese government spokesman Yoshihide Suga...

The Latest: Japan confirms execution of doomsday cult leader

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the execution of a Japanese doomsday cult leader (all times local): 10:25 a.m. A Japanese government spokesman has confirmed the execution of doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday that authorities...

Japan’s doomsday cult leader behind gas attack is executed

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese media reports say doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara, who has been on death row for masterminding the 1995 deadly Tokyo subway gassing and other crimes, has been executed. He was 63. The sarin gas attack killed 13 people and sickened more than 6,000.

Fireworks explosion kills 24, injures 49 near Mexico City

TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Twenty-four people were killed and at least 49 injured Thursday when a series of explosions ripped through fireworks workshops in a town just north of Mexico City, according to officials. The dead included at least four firefighters and two police...

AP Source: Blue Jackets Give Jenner 4-year, $15M Contract

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed forward Boone Jenner to a four-year, $15 million contract, locking up a player who has been a stalwart presence in the team’s emergence as a playoff contender. The Blue Jackets announced the deal on Thursday. The...

UPDATE: Wrong-way driver causes crash on I-75, 2 hurt

NORTH BALTIMORE Two people suffered minor injuries when a motorist drove the wrong way on Interstate 75 and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer Thursday night, the Bowling Green post of the State Highway Patrol reported. According to the patrol, Marie Woodruff, 80, of North...

AP NewsBreak: US Army quietly discharging immigrant recruits

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through...