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  • Russian bikers try to enter Poland on WWII memorial ride

    TERESPOL, Poland (AP) — Russian bikers belonging to a group loyal to President Vladimir Putin have approached the border of Poland from Belarus but it is not yet clear if they will make it through.…

  • Sudan’s al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote

    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s Election Commission says President Omar al-Bashir has won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, extending his 25-year rule despite war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies. The Election Commission puts…

  • White House to unveil Barack Obama state china

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled by the White House. President Barack Obama is a Hawaii…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Rescuers struggle to reach villages near Nepal quake epicenter as death toll tops 3,700 KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise…

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY DEATH TOLL IS EXPECTED TO RISE IN NEPAL The condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue…

  • Rescuers struggle to reach remote Nepal areas as toll rises

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,700 Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still…

  • Deutsche Bank to streamline operations to improve profit

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Deutsche Bank says its reorganization will mean spinning off its Postbank branches in Germany through a share offering, closing offices in some countries, and eliminating less profitable business at its investment…

  • Japan’s prime minister kicks off US visit in Boston

    BOSTON (AP) — Japan’s prime minister begins his second day of a U.S. visit with a stop at the Boston Marathon finish line. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay) and his wife will visit the…

  • The Latest on Nepal Quake: Reconstruction cost $5 billion

    3.15 p.m. (0930 GMT) Aid group World Vision says its staff members were able to reach Gorkha district, where Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 quake was centered, but gathering information from the villages remains a challenge. The…

  • Head of Iran’s Guard lashes out over Saudi ‘treachery’

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has accused Saudi Arabia of treachery against the Islamic world and compared the kingdom to Israel. The official IRNA news agency quotes Gen. Mohammad Ali…

  • Former No. 1 Lee Chong Wei given backdated, 8-month ban

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former top-ranked badminton player Lee Chong Wei has been given a backdated eight-month doping ban after testing positive in August at the world championships, allowing him to return to competition…

  • Lauer, DeGeneres team for racy Daytime Emmys opening

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres helped the Daytime Emmys make a gender-bending return to television with a comedy bit involving pasties and black stockings — and not worn by DeGeneres. “General…

  • Malaysia: ASEAN to avoid confronting China in S. China Sea

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s leader said Monday that Southeast Asian countries will avoid direct confrontation with China but push for a quick conclusion to a binding code of conduct to govern behavior in…

  • China up, Europe down after Wall Street gains

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s stock benchmark rose Monday while ones in Japan and Europe fell as investors looked ahead to Apple results and this week’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, France’s…

  • Car Report: Toyota Highlander at the head of midsize crossover class

    WASHINGTON — The Toyota Highlander has been around since 2001. While it’s grown over the years, it hasn’t always been the star of its class. I think times are changing. Last year’s redesign was just…