ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say they feel they're being productive with a marathon bank siege that started at 12:30 p.m. in northeast Louisiana. A gunman released one of three hostages late Tuesday after nine hours of negotiations. The hostage-taker is said to be a 20-year-old man whose family owns a store across the street from the bank, in St. Joseph.
WANSHIP, Utah (AP) — Utah's governor says a wildfire burning near a mountain resort town in Utah has destroyed at least a dozen homes about 10 miles northeast of Park City. Gov. Gary Herbert says other structures, vehicles and boats also burned. The blaze, believed started by lightning, has forced the evacuation of hundreds of people from their high-end homes.
NEW DELHI (AP) — An explosion and fire aboard an Indian navy submarine with about 18 sailors on board has caused it to sink at its home port in Mumbai. Officials haven't determined the fate of the sailors. The diesel-powered sub had recently returned from Russia where it was overhauled and upgraded.
DALLAS (AP) — Executives from American Airlines and US Airways say they'll take on the Justice Department and attorneys general from six states suing to block the legacy airlines from combining. The two firms say the mergers would give travelers more options and better ticket prices. But the lawsuit points to internal emails which cite previous mergers resulting in higher fares and fees.
PAJU, South Korea (AP) — Talks are under way Wednesday between officials from North and South Korea over the fate of a closed factory park the rivals jointly ran until Pyongyang pulled out its workers in April after an exchange of threats. The facility is just north of the heavily armed border in Kaesong, North Korea's third-largest city. North Korean media have published recent articles expressing eagerness for better relations.
Created: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 01:14:45 EST
Updated: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 01:14:45 EST