Plane crash victims’ families spend time together

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — The brother of an airline mechanic killed in a cargo plane crash in Afghanistan this week says he and other victims’ family members have found comfort in each other during meetings at a…

Air Force: Former Lackland commanders disciplined

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it disciplined five former commanders at a San Antonio base for not reporting problems quickly or taking appropriate action in what has turned into the military branch’s worst sex…

88-year-old WWII veteran receives Purple Heart

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As Army soldier Charles Bledsoe was being loaded onto a Jeep with a gunshot wound to the abdomen nearly 70 years ago, he heard someone say, “Give him his last rites.” “I looked…

BAA: Support after attacks at race overwhelming

BOSTON (AP) — In the foyer of the Boston Athletic Association headquarters is the Champions’ Trophy that documents the winners of the world’s most prestigious marathon. It shines from its perch above display cabinets stuffed with shoes, bibs…

Psychiatrist pleads guilty to sabotaging trails

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A psychiatrist pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for planting booby traps that injured Oregon mountain bikers riding down national forest trails outside Ashland. After pleading guilty to…
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Cuts Coming to Air Station

Col. James Dignan, commander of the 910th Airlift Wing, said the reserve station has 12 planes currently and it is going down to 10. He also said the station will lose some full-time civilian employees and some reservists.…

FBI seeks data on 3 in Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is seeking information on three people who were on the grounds of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked on Sept. 11, 2012. The bureau posted photographs of the…

Orb made 7-2 favorite for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Orb has been made the early 7-2 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with undefeated Verrazano the second choice in a full field of 20 horses. Trained by Shug McGaughey, Orb drew the No. 16…

Ark. doc convicted in bombing resentenced to life

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A resentencing proceeding Wednesday for a former doctor convicted in the bombing of the leader of the Arkansas Medical Board left him with his original life sentence but afforded his lawyer a chance…

Proposed bill partners horse racing, USADA

Three congressmen are proposing legislation on the eve of the Kentucky Derby that would crack down on doping in horse racing. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act is sponsored by U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a Democrat from New…

Man arraigned in fatal Pa. bridge collision

READING, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of having deliberately driven his car into another vehicle on an eastern Pennsylvania bridge, killing the other driver, has been arra……

Man arraigned in fatal Pa. bridge collision

READING, Pa. (AP) — A man accused of having deliberately driven his car into another vehicle on an eastern Pennsylvania bridge, killing the other driver, has been arra……

Navy charges 2 in deaths of 2 divers at Md. pond

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Two members of a Virginia-based Navy dive unit face military criminal charges of involuntary manslaughter and dereliction of duty in the February drowning deaths of two divers at an Army facility in northeastern Maryland,…

A look at top-selling US vehicles in April

Automakers said Wednesday that U.S. new car and truck sales rose 8.5 percent to 1.29 million vehicles in April. Here are the top-selling cars and trucks for the month and the percent change in sales from April of…

Calif. lawsuit claims lead in ginger, plum candies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California has filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and other food retailers, alleging the store are selling lead-tainted ginger and plum candies without warning labels, as required by state law. Attorney General…

Guide to Philadelphia abortion doctor murder case

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial, charged with murder, in the deaths of a female patient and four babies prosecutors say were born alive at the abortion clinic he ran. A look at the facts in the case:…

Justice Dept to appeal morning-after case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Selling the morning-after birth control pill right next to condoms, even if limited to buyers 15 or older, marks a big societal shift in the long battle over women’s reproductive rights. Backed into a corner…

Frosty start for upstate NY ice cream truck season

GLOVERSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — The chilly relationship between rival upstate New York ice cream truck operators got out of hand this season, with Sno Cone Joe trying to chase Mr. Ding-A-Ling out of the market, authorities said Wednesday.…

Coroner: 7-month-old fetus found in Pa. school

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania coroner says a deceased seven-month-old fetus was found at a local high school. Lancaster County Coroner Steve Diamanto……