Penn St trustees OK changes; incumbents rejected

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees have approved reforms to university governance following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and learned two incumbents on the university’s governing board were voted out by alumni. The changes…

Penn St trustees OK changes; incumbents rejected

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State trustees have approved reforms to university governance following the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and learned two incumbents on the university’s governing board were voted out by alumni. The changes…

Column: Collins significant, but not true pioneer

Jason Collins has been compared to Jackie Robinson. And Neil Armstrong. Courageous? Absolutely. True pioneer? Not exactly. Now that we’ve had a few days to reflect on what it means for Collins to come out as gay, it’s…

Column: Collins significant, but not true pioneer

Jason Collins has been compared to Jackie Robinson. And Neil Armstrong. Courageous? Absolutely. True pioneer? Not exactly. Now that we’ve had a few days to reflect on what it means for Collins to come out as gay, it’s…

NJ priest with history of molestation resigns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey priest who attended youth retreats and heard confessions from youngsters in defiance of an agreement with prosecutors not to work with children has resigned. The Rev. Michael Fugee submitted his request…

Woman describes last moments with 3 found dead

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The last person known to see an Oklahoma woman whose body was found last month about 21 years after she went missing says she had nothing to do with her disappearance. Beverly Noe was…

Ex-mother-in-law says she didn’t kill Okla. woman

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The last person known to see an Oklahoma woman whose body was found last month about 21 years after she went missing says she had nothing to do with her disappearance. Beverly Noe was…

Paid acceptances for incoming class up at PSU

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The number of paid acceptances to Penn State from incoming freshmen is up 4 percent this year despite a decline in applications overall to the s……

World Press Freedom Day: Authors say protests help

NEW YORK (AP) — Exiled Chinese author Yu Jie joined other writers including Salman Rushdie on the 20th observance of World Press Freedom Day in appealing to China to live up to its own constitution and laws guaranteeing…

World Press Freedom Day: Authors say protests help

NEW YORK (AP) — Exiled Chinese author Yu Jie joined other writers including Salman Rushdie on the 20th observance of World Press Freedom Day in appealing to China to live up to its own constitution and laws guaranteeing…

‘Mockingbird’ author Lee sues over copyright in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” has filed a New York lawsuit to re-secure the copyright to it. Monroeville, Ala., resident Harper Lee filed the lawsuit Friday in federal…

‘Mockingbird’ author Lee sues over copyright in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” has filed a New York lawsuit to re-secure the copyright to it. Monroeville, Ala., resident Harper Lee filed the lawsuit Friday in federal…

Jurors get case in Jodi Arias murder trial

PHOENIX (AP) — Jury deliberations have begun in the trial of Jodi Arias, who is charged in the stabbing and shooting death of her one-time boyfriend in Arizona. Jurors got the case Friday after hearing closing arguments from…

A tale of 2 employment surveys, at a glance

The U.S. economy added a solid 165,000 jobs in April, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent from 7.6 percent. The government does one survey to learn how many jobs were created and another survey to determine…

APNewsBreak: Ark. AG seeks executions for 7 felons

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ attorney general asked Gov. Mike Beebe to set execution dates for seven death row inmates, according to letters obtained Friday by The Associated Press. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel noted in the letters…

Calif. teacher plea: No contest to sleep pill case

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California preschool teacher is facing jail time after pleading no contest to slipping sleeping pills in toddlers’ water cups. Santa Clara County prosecutors say 59-year-old Deborah Gratz entered the plea this…

Wide-open race expected in 139th Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A trainer flooding the field with five horses. A black jockey trying to make history, and a woman rider, too. Louisville coach Rick Pitino seeking a double — champions in racing and basketball. He’s…

Retirement fund sues Lululemon over executive pay

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A retirement fund for police and firefighters in Florida is suing Lululemon Athletica Inc., taking issue with a decision by Lululemon’s compensation committee to boost the maximum payout of the executive bonus plan just…
Steelers Tight End Will Shaw

Shaw Completes First Rookie Workout With Steelers

Today was also the start of rookie camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the opportunity of a lifetime for YSU alumni Will Shaw. The Penguins tight end was given a tryout with the team this weekend.…

Palin: Leaders exploiting tragedy of shootings

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says recent mass shootings have prompted leaders in Washington, D.C., to exploit tragedy in order to limit the freedoms of law-abiding people. Palin spoke at the National Rifle…