Pa. man angered as ex-wife, thought dead, surfaces

LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who became a suspect after his wife vanished 11 years ago says the news that she has surfaced in Florida angers him because of how her……

Document: White House shooter practiced for months

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new court document says that an Idaho man charged with attempting to assassinate President Barack Obama by shooting at the White House practiced with his weapon for six months and may have been upset…
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Communications failure cited in Aurora shootings

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Records indicate that police and fire officials failed to tell each other when and where rescuers were needed following last summer’s Aurora movie theater shootings. According to the documents obtained by the Denver Post…

Bucknell president agrees to contract extension

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Bucknell president John Bravman has agreed to a contract extension with the central Pennsylvania university through 2020. Financial terms of t……

Scientists find cannibalism at American settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say they have found the first solid archaeological evidence that some of the earliest American colonists survived harsh conditions by resorting to cannibalism. On Wednesday, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and archaeologists…

PokerStars bid to buy AC casino scrapped

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A bid by the world’s largest online poker website to buy an Atlantic City casino has gone bust. The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel announced Wednesday that a purchase agreement with the British parent…
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University of Toledo looks at cuts of up to $17M

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Officials at the University of Toledo say budget cuts for the coming year could total $17 million. The Blade newspaper in Toledo (http://bit.ly/Ye……

Report shows persistence of TV violence

NEW YORK (AP) — Violence has shown no signs of disappearing from prime-time television. A study of nearly 400 prime-time scripted programs finds that even in the sensitive period directly following the Connecticut school shooting, there were plenty…

Accused Mont. prosecutor avoids weekend jail stay

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — A midnight court hearing helped a Montana prosecutor avoid spending last weekend in jail. Flathead County Deputy Attorney Kenneth “Rusty” Park’s attorney says he requested the hearing because the prosecutor risked attack by an…

Stocks edge lower on manufacturing, jobs slowdown

NEW YORK (AP) — More evidence of a slowing economy pulled the stock market lower early Wednesday. U.S. factory activity in April dropped to its slowest pace this year as manufacturers pulled back on hiring and cut stockpiles,…

Montana hospital says woman posed as nurse

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Health care officials in Montana say a woman posing as a nurse at a Billings hospital accompanied doctors on patient checks. Yellowstone County’s public-health agency says the Billings Clinic notified the agency Thursday of…

Housing rebound is facing obstacle: Too few homes

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Beth Heinen Bell and her husband, Christian, are sick of renting. They want more space. They’d like to host friends for dinner. And now, having seen the real estate market start to rebound,…

Friends of bombing suspect in immigration court

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for two men friendly with the Boston Marathon bombing suspect say their clients have been extensively interviewed by federal investigators. Azamat Tazhayakov (AHZ’-maht tuh-ZAYE’-uh-kov) and Dias Kadyrbayev (DYE’-us kad-uhr-BYE-ev), both originally from Kazakhstan, appeared…

House committee to hold hearing on marathon attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee will hold a hearing next week on the bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed three and wounded more than 200 others. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis is among those invited to…
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Ohio coroner: kayaking dad, daughter drowned

PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A coroner in northern Ohio says a father and daughter who went missing while kayaking on Lake Erie died from drowning. The bodies of 30-year-ol……

Sony settles lawsuit by lawyer for gospel artists

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lawyer who accused Sony BMG Music Entertainment of retaliating against him for winning higher pay for gospel music artists says the company has settled a lawsuit he filed. Stamford-based attorney James Walker…

Feds to uphold Calif. tribal recognition decision

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Interior will uphold a decision to add a Central California Native American tribe to a list of federally recognized tribes despite a critical assessment of the move by a government…
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UK police to track dementia patients using GPS

LONDON (AP) — A British police force is hoping to save time and money by giving a few dementia patients GPS tracking devices, a move condemned by some campaigners as “barbaric.” Last week, Sussex police announced a plan…

Islamist preacher arrested in Egypt over slander

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s state news agency says a hard-line Islamist preacher has been arrested for slandering a famous actress by accusing her of “practicing prostitution.” In December, Abdullah Badr was sentenced to a year in prison and…

Search on for Los Angeles driver in deadly crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are searching for a driver who caused a deadly nine-vehicle pileup while apparently fleeing after a drive-by shooting. Officer Lyle Knight says it happened shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday when someone…