US-led Gulf naval exercises underway

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The US Navy says envoys from 41 nations have gathered in Bahrain to begin anti-mine drills in the Persian Gulf amid efforts by Iran to expand its naval presence there. The US-led exercises, which…

Italy’s ex-premier Giulio Andreotti dies at 94

ROME (AP) — Giulio Andreotti, Italy’s former seven-time premier and a symbol of post-war Italy, died Monday at his home in Rome, Italian officials said. He was 94. In announcing the death, Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno called Andreotti…

Italy state TV: Ex-Premier Giulio Andreotti dies

ROME (AP) — Giulio Andreotti, Italy’s former seven-time premier and a symbol of post-war Italy, died Monday at his home in Rome, Italian officials said. He was 94. In announcing the death, Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno called Andreotti…

Pa. school board member facing assault charge

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A school board member in northeastern Pennsylvania is facing charges after authorities say he assaulted another board member following a mee……

Court: Berlusconi trials stay in Milan

ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court has denied a defense motion to move Silvio Berlusconi’s sex-for-hire trial and tax fraud appeal away from Milan. The ruling Monday allows resumption of both trials, which are nearing verdicts. The defense…
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Phones Down at Courthouse

Jury panels C, D and E still need to report to the Mahoning County courthouse Monday morning, even though the phone lines have been down.…

CNN anchor reports being robbed of her iPhone

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police are investigating after a CNN anchor reported that her iPhone was snatched from her hand as she strolled down a street in the city’s midtown section. Police tell WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/13dhr16) that Carol Costello…

Kosovo police arrest suspected drugs kingpin

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police say they have arrested a suspected Balkan drugs kingpin wanted on an international arrest warrant and blacklisted by U.S. authorities. Naser Kelmendi, 56, a Kosovo-born ethnic Albanian businessman allegedly runs a major…

Deck collapses at Pa. home; no serious injuries

WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) — Investigators say a deck collapsed while about a dozen people were on it at a house party in western Pennsylvania, but no serious injuries are report……

Belgian Nobel Prize winner de Duve dies at 95

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian university says that biochemist Christian de Duve, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1974, has died in an act of euthanasia. He was 95. His university, UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve,…

Coroner probes death of man found in Pa. river

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — A coroner is still investigating what caused the death of a man whose body was found by kayakers in a river in central Pennsylvania last week. Blair Co……

China hosting both Palestinian, Israeli leaders

BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting both the Palestinian and Israeli leaders this week in a sign of its desire for a larger role in the Middle East. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was welcomed by his Chinese counterpart…

Jailed protesters cast shadow on anti-Putin rally

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police say a man helping construct the stage for a major protest rally has died after a column of sound equipment collapsed. The accident at midday Monday came just a few hours before opponents…

Study: More chemical poisonings during summer

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study at Ohio hospital shows children are more likely to be poisoned by household chemicals during the warmer summer months. That’s t……

2 arrested, car flipped after party at Pa. college

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia say more arrests are possible after a melee at a party near West Chester University in which a car was flipped ov……

Medal of Honor Society to honor Newtown educators

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The Congressional Medal of Honor Society is in Newtown, Conn., to honor six educators killed in the December elementary school massacre with its highest civilian award. The society says Rachel D’Avino, Dawn Hochsprung, Anne…

Bangladesh police, Islamic activists clash; 27 die

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 15 people died in clashes Monday between police and Islamic hardliners demanding that Bangladesh implement an anti-blasphemy law, police said. A police official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, said eight people,…

Woman, 83, missing after arrival at DC airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — An 83-year-old woman is missing after arriving at a Washington airport on a flight from Barbados. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police say Victoria Kong was last seen Friday evening at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.…

Malaysian elections expose worrying social schisms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It was hardly the look of the victorious. Wearing a bright blue shirt and a grim expression, Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared before the media early Monday to somberly acknowledge that his coalition…

Malaysian elections expose worrying social schisms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It was hardly the look of the victorious. Wearing a bright blue shirt and a grim expression, Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared before the media early Monday to somberly acknowledge that his coalition…