GENEVA

U.S. lagging similar nations in battle against HIV, AIDS

The United States is lagging in the global battle against HIV and AIDS, a new U.N. report says, with inadequate treatment and a drop-off in awareness among the reasons the U.S. carries a disproportionate share of HIV and AIDS cases among wealthy nations.

The report also found that blacks are far more likely than other ethnic and racial groups in the United States to be infected with HIV and 10 times more likely than whites to die from AIDS.

The report says that while blacks made up 13.2 percent of the U.S. populations last year, they accounted for an estimated 46 percent of people living with HIV in the country and half of AIDS-related deaths.

According to the report, in 2010 blacks “had the highest rate of AIDS-related deaths, at 11.6 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to 2.8 deaths per 100,000 Latinos and 1.1 deaths per 100,000 whites.”

MOSCOW

Two subway employees detained after derailment

Investigators detained two Moscow subway workers Wednesday in the wake of a deadly rush-hour derailment that killed 22 people and injured 136 others.

More than 1,100 people were evacuated Tuesday after a train derailed between two stations in western Moscow.

Eight people remained in critical condition and 40 others have serious injuries, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in comments carried by Russian news agencies.

Russia’s major investigative agency said in a statement it had detained a senior Moscow track foreman and his assistant.

Investigators said a new rail switch at the point where the train left the tracks wasn’t properly installed.

HARRISBURG, Pa.

Sandusky’s son tells Oprah of dreading bedtime ‘ritual’

A son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky says he enjoyed spending time with the family at their central Pennsylvania home – except when it came time to go to bed.

The Oprah Winfrey Network on Wednesday released a clip of Winfrey’s interview with Matt Sandusky, who alleges he was sexually abused by his father.

Matt Sandusky told Winfrey that his father had a bedtime “ritual.” The full interview airs at 9 p.m. Thursday.

The network said Sandusky also describes grooming, methodical control and manipulation by his father.

Jerry Sandusky is a former Penn State assistant football coach now imprisoned for molesting 10 other boys.

Matt Sandusky is one of six children adopted by Jerry Sandusky and his wife. He also discussed the alleged abuse in the documentary “Happy Valley.”

– From news service reports