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  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach deal with creditors and avoid ‘another crisis’ WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a…

  • Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa spreads

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mobs in South Africa attacked shops owned by immigrants in a poor area of Johannesburg early Saturday following similar violence in another part of the country that killed six people, according to…

  • Australia arrests 5 teens for alleged ANZAC Day terror plot

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans’ Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two…

  • Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region, police said. Relatives disputed the official account,…

  • French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

    FOURAS, France (AP) — With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston. Saturday…

  • The nation’s weather

    Weather Underground Forecast for Saturday, April 18, 2015 A low pressure system will continue to bring impacts to the central third of the country on Saturday, while a ridge of high pressure will linger over…

  • Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills at least 30 people

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people, officials said. Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, spokesman for the provincial governor…

  • Gas-line blast at California shooting range injures 11

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas pipeline explosion at a California sheriff’s gun range shot flames well over 100 feet into the air, left 11 people injured and brought traffic on a busy highway…

  • Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late…

  • Police: Man shot, killed by Chicago officer

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have shot and killed a man in the city’s South Shore neighborhood after officers said he pointed a gun at them. The Chicago Police Department Office of News Affairs said…

  • This Date In Baseball

    Compiled By PAUL MONTELLA April 19 1900 — The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Braves 19-17 in 10 innings to set a major league record for most runs scored by two clubs on opening day.…

  • Robin Williams the posthumous star of ‘3 Still Standing’

    TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on “Mork and Mindy,” he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit — and by the ’80s was a leading light…

  • US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would “create immediate hardship for Greece” and damage the world economy. Greece is…

  • Rouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in Yemen

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign. Since…

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Terry…