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  • Indian envoy in Pakistan after talks broke down last year

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — India’s foreign secretary has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit, marking the first high-level meeting since talks broke down between the two nuclear-armed rivals last year. Subrahmanyan Jaishankar arrived Tuesday morning…

  • Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser

    Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by…

  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions. Taser is covering airfare and…

  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Britain’s Prince William focused his China trip on promoting links between the countries in football and film Tuesday, watching students kick balls around with Premier League-trained coaches ahead of a movie premiere.…

  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising…

  • Missouri officials to mourn death of Auditor Schweich

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, an outspoken critic of the uncompromising nature of modern politics, was to speak Tuesday at a memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who fatally…

  • Execution of Georgia woman postponed; problem with drug

    JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — Georgia postponed its first execution of a woman in 70 years late Monday, as officials cited problems with the lone drug that would be used for the lethal injection. The drug,…

  • LA police chief: Man killed on Skid Row reached for gun

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police fatally shot a homeless man on Skid Row during a “brutal” videotaped struggle in which a rookie officer cried out that the man had grabbed his gun, the Los Angeles…

  • Boehner leaves open possible vote on Dem-backed DHS bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation…

  • Haitians’ ‘Brazilian dream’ sours as work hard to find

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Under a scorching sun, dozens of Haitians shuffled impatiently about the brick-walled courtyard of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. The sight of an approaching employer sparked a skirmish, with the…

  • Florida’s Rubio close to decision about presidential run

    PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Marco Rubio isn’t quite ready to say he’s running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016. “I think that’s reflected…

  • United Airlines won’t accept rechargeable battery shipments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    Netanyahu in Washington, assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties ahead of Congress address WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on…

  • Prince William focuses on football and film on China trip

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Britain’s Prince William focused his China trip on football and film Tuesday with an agenda including a movie premiere and an appointment to watch Premier League-trained coaches kicking balls around with students.…

  • Asia stocks limp as focus shifts back to China economy

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were lackluster Tuesday despite a record day on Wall Street after Australia left interest rates unchanged and investors looked ahead to the release of China’s growth target. KEEPING SCORE:…