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COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka banned drones and unmanned aircraft and set off more controlled detonations of suspicious items Thursday four days after suicide bombing attacks killed more than 350 people in and around the capital of Colombo.Sri Lanka's civil aviation authority said …
HONG KONG (AP) — Just opposite the entrance to a neon-lit night market, one of Hong Kong's few remaining carvers of mahjong tiles engraves the two Chinese characters for the number 8,000 on a piece of acrylic.With a knife in his right hand, Cheung Shun-king turns the tile with the other to …
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on the Easter attacks in Sri Lanka (all times local):10:20 a.m.Australia's prime minister said one of the suicide bombers in the Sri Lanka Easter attacks had been in Australia years earlier.Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the person had been in …
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister on Thursday played down any potential link between the arrest of a suspected Islamic State group member in Turkey and a World War I battle commemoration attended by hundreds of Australians and New Zealanders at the Gallipoli peninsula.A …
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A former U.S. Army sharpshooter with a history of PTSD plowed his car at high speed into a group of pedestrians in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, injuring eight people including three children, and then told authorities that he intentionally hit them but has not …
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The chairman of Poland's conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation.Kaczynski, Poland's most important politician, also said "everyone must accept Christianity" and that …
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin sat down for talks Thursday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying the summit should help plan joint efforts to resolve a standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear program.Speaking at the start of the talks at a university on the …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The possibility of a $5 billion federal privacy fine for Facebook suggests that U.S. regulators may be taking a cue from the large penalties their European counterparts have been handing out to U.S. technology giants.While investors appear to have shrugged it off for …
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):2:20 p.m.President Vladimir Putin has opened his talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying that Russia would like to help support …
BEIJING (AP) — Eleven workers were killed and two seriously injured Thursday when an elevator at a construction site in northern China fell due to snapped cable, state media reported.The Voice of China radio said the accident, the latest in a series of deadly industrial incidents, occurred …
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man.John William King, who was white, received a lethal injection for the slaying nearly 21 years ago of James …
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Putin says Russia supports Kim Jong Un's efforts to normalize North Korea's relations with the United States.
BEIJING (AP) — Security is tight and traffic snarled in the Chinese capital as world leaders gather for a conference on Beijing's sweeping "Belt-and-Road" infrastructure initiative.The meeting starting Thursday brings together leaders or envoys from three dozen countries including Malaysia, …
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body Wednesday and charged his parents with murder, sadly declaring that the youngster would "no longer have to suffer."The body, believed to be that of …
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy (all times local):3 p.m.Police say the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy whose parents reported him missing last week was found buried in a shallow grave and wrapped in plastic in a rural area a few …
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands before heading to talks.
LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Inside one of Walmart's busiest Neighborhood Market grocery stores, high resolution cameras suspended from the ceiling point to a table of bananas. They can tell how ripe the bananas are from their color.When a banana starts to bruise, the cameras send an alert to a …
TOKYO (AP) — Detained former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn paid 500 million yen ($4.5 million) in bail, the Tokyo District court said Thursday, signaling he would likely soon be released.Ghosn was arrested in November, released on bail in March but re-arrested in April on new allegations and …
Today in HistoryToday is Thursday, April 25, the 115th day of 2019. There are 250 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On April 25, 1507, a world map produced by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller contained the first recorded use of the term "America," in honor of Italian …
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's soon-to-be-anointed new emperor is a musician and historian, both mild-mannered and quietly tenacious, a team player and a loyal husband and friend who will bring an unusually global perspective to an ancient institution when he ascends the Chrysanthemum Throne on May …

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