• Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

    HELSINKI (AP) — Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged.

  • Lawsuits: Officer used excessive force in several cases

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Eight brutality lawsuits settled over the past 10 months paint a disturbing picture of a former Connecticut police officer accused of beating people while they were handcuffed and ordering his police dog to attack others who were not resisting arrest.

  • Europeans learn to live with _ and adapt to _ terror attacks

    PARIS (AP) — The jihadis’ targets in Europe are depressingly repetitive: the Brussels metro, the Champs-Elysees in Paris (twice), tourist-filled bridges in London (twice) and a U.K. rock concert. And that’s just the past few months.

    Updated: 3:20 pm

  • 10 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

    MAO COUNTY, China (AP) — Rescuers recovered 10 bodies and were still searching for 93 missing people on Sunday, a day after a massive landslide buried a picturesque mountain village in southwestern China.

  • Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake has shaken residents in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.

  • Militants hit Indonesia police; 1 officer, 1 attacker dead

    MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities say two suspected militants have attacked police in western Indonesia, leaving an officer and an assailant dead.

  • Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 120

    BAHAWALPUR, Pakistan (AP) — Alerted by an announcement over a mosque’s loudspeaker that an overturned tanker truck had sprung a leak, scores of villagers raced to the scene with fuel containers Sunday to gather the oil. Then the wreck exploded, engulfing people in flames as they screamed in terror.

    Updated: 5:04 pm

  • Albania votes in election seen as key toward EU

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanians voted in what was expected to be low numbers Sunday in a general election that was aimed at giving the country’s two biggest political parties a chance to look past their bitter differences and work toward eventually joining the European Union.

  • Reporter seeks justice for ‘white van’ torture in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The sight of a white van still haunts Poddala Jayantha, a Sri Lankan journalist exiled in the U.S.

  • 15 bodies found after landslide buries scores in China

    MAO COUNTY, China (AP) — Crews searching through the night in the rubble left by a landslide that buried a mountain village under tons of soil and rocks in southwestern China found 15 bodies, but more than 100 more people remained missing.