BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Commuters are bracing for a difficult trip around southwest Connecticut and to New York City beginning Monday as workers repair the Metro-North commuter rail line crippled by a derailment and crash.
Crews will spend days rebuilding 2,000 feet of track, overhead wires and signals following the collision between two trains Friday evening that injured 72 people, Metro-North President Howard Permut said Sunday. Nine remained hospitalized.
MOSCOW - A Russian capsule carrying mice, lizards and other small animals returned to Earth on Sunday after spending a month in space for what scientists said was the longest experiment of its kind.
Fewer than half of the 53 mice and other rodents who blasted off on April 19 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome survived the flight, Russian news agencies reported, quoting Vladimir Sychov, deputy director of the Institute of Medical and Biological Problems and the lead researcher.
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. - Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million — the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
It's an amount too high for many to imagine. Compare it to the budget for the city of Zephyrhills: This year's figure is just more than $49 million. The winning Powerball jackpot is 12 times that.
Whoever has the ticket hadn't come forward as of Sunday morning.
AMMAN, Jordan - Syrian troops backed by tanks and warplanes launched an assault Sunday on a strategic rebel-held town near the Lebanese border, pounding the area with airstrikes and artillery salvos that killed at least 30 people and forced residents to scramble for cover in basements and makeshift bunkers, activists said.
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea fired a projectile into waters off its eastern coast Sunday, a day after launching three short-range missiles in the same area, officials said.
CANNES, France - Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival:
A DIFFERENT TUNE FOR TIMBERLAKE
In the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis," Justin Timberlake sings music set to a very different beat than "Suit and Tie."
CANNES, France - The Coen brothers' resurrection of the pre-Dylan folk scene in Greenwich Village serenaded Cannes with its period music and melancholy tale of a self-destructive, feline-toting musician.
"Inside Llewyn Davis" was met rapturously at the Cannes Film Festival, where it premiered Sunday night. Joel and Ethan Coen said their primary interest was to recreate the atmosphere of the late 1950s, very early '60s folk revival amid the coffee shops of downtown New York.
They battle it out weekly on the Billboard charts, and now they're competing at the Billboard Music Awards.
Today's biggest stars — from Taylor Swift to fun. to Maroon 5 — are the key finalists at Sunday's awards show, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on ABC. Those acts are up for 11 awards each; Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen and One Direction are up for 10, nine and eight trophies, respectively.
CANNES, France - There's something nasty lurking in the woods — and inside the characters' heads — in darkly comic Cannes Film Festival entry "Borgman."
In Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam's supernaturally-tinged psychological drama, a mysterious interloper emerges from a forest and knocks on the door of a wealthy family's modernist mansion.
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's state-run news agency says a jet has crashed during an airshow in southern Turkey, killing its pilot.
The Anadolu Agency says there were no other casualties in Sunday's crash in the southern city of Adana. There was no immediate information on the plane's type.
The agency says the airshow was part of public holiday festivities marking the 94th anniversary of the country's war of independence.
The private Dogan news agency said the slain pilot was one of Turkey's most experienced acrobatic show pilots.