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Clarification: Nicholas Sparks-Lawsuit story

Clarification: Nicholas Sparks-Lawsuit story

RALEIGH, N.C. — In a story Aug.
Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

CHICAGO — Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died and that they consider it the first death in the United States linked to the smoking alternative that has become popular with
France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation

France opens Epstein-linked rape investigation

PARIS — France opened an investigation on Friday into the alleged rape of minors and a raft of other charges linked to the Jeffrey Epstein case, broadening the search to uncover potential victims and accomplices of the financier two weeks after he ki
5 die in stampede ahead of Algiers rap concert, probe opened

5 die in stampede ahead of Algiers rap concert, probe opened

ALGIERS, Algeria — Prosecutors have opened an investigation into the cause of a stampede ahead of a rapper's concert at an Algiers sports stadium that left five youths dead, including a 13-year-old.
Accusers in Ohio State doctor scandal tops 300

Accusers in Ohio State doctor scandal tops 300

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300.
Nebraska court upholds state's approval of pipeline path

Nebraska court upholds state's approval of pipeline path

LINCOLN, Neb.
Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attack

Polish official: Deadly lightning storm like terror attack

WARSAW, Poland — A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number of casualties and some of the woun
Trump vows response as China plans tariffs on $75B US goods

Trump vows response as China plans tariffs on $75B US goods

BEIJING — President Donald Trump on Friday called on U.S. companies with operations in China to consider an alternative place to do business after Beijing announced a series of retaliatory tariffs Friday.
US new home sales slid 12.8% in July

US new home sales slid 12.8% in July

WASHINGTON — Sales of new U.S. homes fell a steep 12.8% in July, but the drop came after revisions to June sales showed the sales highest growth in 12 years.

Boy takes mom's car for German autobahn joyride - again!

BERLIN — An 8-year-old boy got a stern talking-to earlier this week when he took his mom's Volkswagen for a joyride on the German autobahn, but after pulling the stunt again — hitting speeds of 180 kph (112 mph) — he's been put into psychological cou