Oxford-Cambridge boat race to go on after WWII bomb removed

LONDON (AP) — British police say the hotly contested annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race will proceed as planned after they removed an unexploded World War II-era bomb near the start of the race on the River Thames. The bomb was discovered by a member of the public near...

Political fights over Supreme Court seats nothing new

AP Photo/Cliff Owen WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering when Supreme Court nominations became so politically contentious? Only about 222 years ago – when the Senate voted down George Washington’s choice for chief justice. “We are in an era of extreme partisan...

Report: Chechnya police arrest 100 alleged gays, 3 killed

MOSCOW (AP) — A respected Russian newspaper says it has uncovered information that police in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya have rounded up more than 100 men suspected of homosexuality and that at least three have been killed. The Saturday report in Novaya Gazeta...

Major Abu Dhabi lenders merge to create UAE's largest bank

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two major lenders in the United Arab Emirates, the First Gulf Bank and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi, have completed a merger to become the largest bank in the country under the name First Abu Dhabi Bank. The new bank has total assets of...

UK boat race likely still on despite suspected WWII bomb

LONDON (AP) — British police say the hotly contested annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race is likely to proceed as planned despite the discovery of what police suspect is an unexploded World War II-era bomb near the start of the race on the River Thames. The suspected bomb was...

Highway salad: Crash covers German autobahn in vegetables

BERLIN (AP) — A stretch of Germany’s autobahn has been partially shut down after a truck carrying 15 tons of vegetables tipped over, spilling its contents across the highway near the eastern city of Magdeburg. Police said the truck went off the A14 autobahn and hit a...

Woman Seeks To Become Nun, Goodbye Ohio, Hello To Texas

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Whitney Schieltz didn’t grow up knowing she wanted to be a Catholic sister. The El Paso Times ( ) reports from the age of 4, she wanted to be an architect and has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati and a...

UK boat race likely to go ahead despite WWII bomb discovery

LONDON (AP) — Police say that the annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race is likely to proceed as planned despite the discovery of an exploded World War II era bomb near the start on the River Thames. The bomb was discovered by a member of the public near Putney Bridge, just...

UK boat race likely to go ahead despite WWII bomb discovery

LONDON (AP) — Police say that the annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race is likely to proceed as planned despite the discovery of an exploded World War II era bomb near the start on the River Thames. The bomb was discovered by a member of the public near Putney Bridge, just...

Swedish bus crashes, 25 reported injured, including children

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish rescue officials say a bus with some 60 people on board – mostly schoolchildren – has crashed in central Sweden, resulting in many injuries. Rescue services spokesman Peter Nystedt says some 25 people were injured – some seriously...