Dying 2-year-old is Pa. couple’s best man

JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live has served as the best man for his parents’ Pennsylvania wedding. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (……

From recession’s wake, education innovation blooms

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — On a warm spring evening, hundreds of investment bankers, venture capitalists and geeky tech entrepreneurs gathered near the pool of the Phoenician, a luxury resort outside Phoenix. The occasion? A high-profile gathering of education…

Russian Navy ships visit Havana harbor

HAVANA (AP) — A Russian Navy flotilla headed by the guided missile cruiser Moskva has arrived in Havana, exchanging a salute of artillery with a Cuban shore battery. The Communist Party daily Granma reports that the Moskva will…

Thousands protest soldier’s death in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Tens of thousands of Taiwanese gathered in downtown Taipei on Saturday to protest the death of a 24-year old soldier confined to a brig as punishment for bringing an unauthorized cellphone onto his base.…

Costa Rica seeks to close both public zoos

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican officials say they plan to close both of the country’s public zoos next year so that animals can be freed from their cages. But the foundation that runs the animal…

3 die when small plane crashes in coastal SC

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a private twin-engine aircraft with three people onboard has crashed near a subdivision in coastal South Carolina. FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen says the Beechcraft BE55 Baron was attempting to…
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Woman dies in crash

A Columbiana County woman was killed in a car accident in Beaver County, Pa. …

Column: A-Rod awaits verdict while Rose just waits

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The last person to be banned for life from baseball was having a pretty good day, with a steady stream of fans and customers dropping by his table just off the casino floor at…

Pa. mom, 2 young sons killed in NJ highway crash

LAWRENCE, N.J. (AP) — A truck driver accused of making an illegal U-turn on a New Jersey highway before crashing his vehicle into an SUV carrying a Pennsylvania family was charged Saturday in the deaths of a woman…

Diaper duty: Prince William tells of fatherhood

LONDON (AP) — Prince William gave guests at a charity polo match an insight into his newfound paternal duties Saturday, saying his mind had been stuck in “baby mode” thanks to his feisty newborn son. William was playing…

Bombings, shootings across Iraq kill 19

BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings and shootings across Iraq have killed 19 people today. The deadliest attack was an ambush north of Baghdad targeting a top military commander’s convoy. Police say the commander wasn’t hurt but six of his…

3rd place Mali candidate backs front-runner

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The third-place finisher in Mali’s presidential election threw his support behind the front-runner Saturday, an unexpected endorsement that could substantially improve the leading candidate’s chances in the upcoming runoff vote. Dramane Dembele, the candidate…

Mexican president out of hospital after surgery

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has been released from a military hospital three days after undergoing surgery to remove a thyroid nodule. The president issued a brief statement as he left Mexico City’s Central…

Troops in east Congo forcibly disarm dozens

GOMA, Congo (AP) — A Congolese government official says a disarmament operation is under way in the country’s east as part of the U.N. peacekeeping mission’s imposition of a “security zone” in and around Goma. The operation is…

Powerball jackpot reaches $400M for Wednesday

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lottery officials say Powerball jackpot is expected to be at least $300 million, sending those hoping to strike it rich scrambling for the $2 lottery tickets. The drawing will be held at 11…

Al-Qaida leader tells Morsi backers to take up arms

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida’s leader says the military coup that ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is proof that Islamic rule cannot be established through democracy. And Ayman al-Zawahri (AY’-muhn ahl-ZWAH’-ree) is calling on Morsi’s followers to abandon the…

Zimbabwe: Mugabe declared winner in disputed vote

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe won 61 percent of the presidential vote, trailed by opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai at 33 percent, election officials announced Saturday. Mugabe, 89 and in power for 33 years, has…

NY village trying birth control to trim deer herd

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — This suburban village overlooking the Hudson River is a mere 2 square miles, home to a hip downtown, neighborhoods of neatly kept homes and an ever-growing population of deer that overrun woods, chew through…

Shrapnel from imploding plant injures 5 spectators

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Three spectators were injured Saturday by shrapnel sent flying at the demolition of a decommissioned steam power plant in Southern California, police said. More than 1,000 people had gathered at 6 a.m. in a…

Burglars take $80,000 of phones from Pa. store

MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) — Burglars smashed the window of a Verizon store outside of Pittsburgh and took every phone. Police say surveillance video shows someone using a c……