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California's ‘jungle primary’ sets off party scrambling

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Sacramento, June 02 (AP) - Across televisions in Orange County, a flashy ad slams GOP congressional candi-date Rocky Chavez for supporting a California climate change program and a massive state budget.
But it's not one of Chavez's Republican rivals who's criticizing him for siding on issues with Democrats such as Gov. Jerry Brown. It's Democrats themselves.
Welcome to Tuesday's "jungle primary," where the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election. That means...
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Palestinians in Lebanon fear US cuts could close UN schools

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Taalabaya, May 30 (AP) - When the teacher asked the English class how to change a sentence from the active to the passive voice, Sarah's hand shot up from the front row, and as soon as she was called upon she answered correctly.
The 10-year-old Palestinian girl has come a long way since she...
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Mahathir says Malaysia regrets having to end hunt for plane

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Kuala Lumpur, May 30 (AP) - Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that Malaysia regretted having to end the search for Flight 370 and will consider resuming the hunt if any new information emerges.
The final search effort focused on the seabed in the distant Indian Ocean ended Tuesday...
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Hamas rulers say cease-fire reached with Israel

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Gaza City, May 30 (AP) - Gaza's Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war.
Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said Egyptian mediators intervened "after the resistance succeeded in...
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Russian journalist shot and killed in Ukrainian capital

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Kiev, May 30 (AP) - A Russian journalist harshly critical of the Kremlin was shot and killed in the Ukrainian capital Tuesday, and the national police said they are assuming he was targeted because of his work.
Ukrainian police said Arkady Babchenko's wife found him bleeding at their apartment...
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