Germany launches building of Berlin palace replica

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched construction of a partial replica of a Prussian palace in the heart of Berlin, embarking on an often-criticized 590 million-euro ($783 million) project to recreate a building dynamited by East Germany’s communist…

Party balloon causes power outage in West Reading

READING, Pa. (AP) — A stray party balloon is apparently to blame for a power outage that affected hundreds of customers in an eastern Pennsylvania borough. A spokeswom……

Dutch cafe owners on trial for selling weed

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) — Owners and staff of three cannabis-selling cafes went on trial Wednesday in the southern Netherlands charged with selling weed to foreigners, in a case both sides of a heated drug debate in this border…

Futures rise in yet another volatile week

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock futures are rising in yet another volatile week for markets at home and abroad. Dow Jones industrial futures are up 76 points to 15,214. The broader S&P futures have added 9 points…

Iran president campaign ending before Friday vote

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Candidates in Iran’s presidential election are wrapping up the final day of campaigning, with a moderate cleric seeing his chances significantly boosted just two days before the vote. Hasan Rowhani was thrown into the…

Morning truck crash, fire blocks Ohio interstate

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a truck crash and subsequent fire blocked part of a major highway in northwest Ohio for the morning commute. Police in Toledo tell WT……
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Accident Ties Up Traffic

No injures after a semi truck collided with a car, but traffic was slowed down Wednesday morning.…

Pa. teen dies in accidental pellet gun shooting

LAMAR, Pa. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy is dead after being shot with a pellet gun at a friend’s house in central Pennsylvania. Investigators say the shooting of Ty Yo……

UK top court rules against oil tycoon in divorce

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top court has handed an oil tycoon a costly setback in a divorce case, ruling he must give his ex-wife assets held by companies he owns. In a case with significant implications, the Supreme…

Feds: RI, Providence wrongly segregated disabled

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has found that a Providence vocational school ran what amounted to a sweatshop involving developmentally disabled students. WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/16cvk10 ) the department’s Civil Rights Division sent a letter to…

Israel’s largest high-tech deals

JERUSALEM (AP) — Internet giant Google announced Tuesday that it is purchasing Waze, an Israeli company whose navigation software uses social features to improve directions and traffic reports. The average value of private companies acquired in the Israeli…

Ohio police make arrest in grave ornament thefts

SANDUSKY, Ohio (AP) — Police in northern Ohio are seeking the public’s help to identify owners of grave ornaments and markers found at the home of a suspected cem……

Jets’ Goodson declines to discuss drug, gun case

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is due in court in New Jersey for a proceeding related to his arrest last month on drug and weapons charges. Goodson was arrested last month along…

Vigilantes target extremists in northeast Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — As soldiers continue an offensive against radical Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria, young men armed with machetes and sticks have now entered the streets of the region’s biggest city, targeting suspected fighters. The members…

Waze sale signals new growth for Israeli high tech

JERUSALEM (AP) — Google Inc.’s $1.03 billion purchase of Israeli navigation software maker Waze marks an important milestone for the country that affectionately calls itself “Start-Up Nation.” The acquisition is not only among the largest-ever purchase prices for…

Parents to hear evidence in 2 faith-healing deaths

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine is set to hear evidence against them on Wednesday in the death of a second child. Herbert and Catherine Schaible (SHY’-bul) are in custody after…

Israeli PM warns of another Holocaust from Iran

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday kicked off a two-day visit to Poland that is steeped in symbolism, focusing on the Jewish people’s painful history there as well as the strong relations between…
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Vallourec Star Opens

Vallourec Star celebrated the success of its seamless pipe mill with a special dedication ceremony.…

Coroner: 1 victim in Pa. fire had drugs in system

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says a man who died in house fire that killed four children and two adults in eastern Pennsylvania on Mother’s Day had drugs in his……