Pilot ejects from jet off Va., rescued at sea

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two Air National Guard fighter jets collided midair, forcing one of the pilots to eject into the sea and be rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter a few hours later off the Virginia coast,…

Ind. leaders launch review of A-F grading scandal

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s top lawmakers are creating a task force to review the state’s “A-F” school grading system following the revelation former state schools superintendent Tony Bennett changed the grading formula for a Republican donor’s charter school.…

APNewsBreak: Sikhs added to hate crime stats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will begin keeping numbers on hate crimes committed against Sikhs and six other groups, in connection with Monday’s one-year anniversary of the killing of six Sikh worshippers in Oak Creek, Wis. The…

Device explodes near home of Honduran president

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran police say a device tossed from a moving car exploded 100 yards (meters) from the home of President Porfirio Lobo. Police say Lobo was at the home on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa with…

France to cut defense jobs, hold line on spending

PARIS (AP) — France plans to hold the line on military spending while reducing 34,000 defense jobs over the next five years. President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government laid out its five-year military program at a Cabinet meeting on…

50 arrested after Burkina Faso student protests

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Students in the capital of Burkina Faso have set more than a dozen cars ablaze after negotiations with university officials failed. Police superintendent Patrice Yeye said Friday that two officers were seriously wounded…

Samantha Power sworn in as new US ambassador to UN

WASHINGTON (AP) — Samantha Power is officially the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to the 42-year-old Power on Friday, a day after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the…

Iowa man saves couple from oncoming train

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A 38-year-old Iowa bank worker is being hailed as a hero for pushing an elderly couple’s stalled car from a railroad crossing seconds before a train whizzed by. Chris Ihle (EYE-lee) told The Des…

W. Pa. man, 84, killed when tractor rolls over

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has died after the tractor he was using to mow his property overturned. The Beaver County coroner says 84-year-old Charle……

Troops, militants clash in western Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s military led air strikes and deployed infantry troops in a western mountain region on Friday in a large-scale operation following overnight clashes with suspected militants linked to al-Qaida’s north Africa branch, officials said.…

Autopsy set on trauma death of western Pa. man, 53

CARNEGIE, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy was set on the body of a 53-year-old man found on the road of a Pittsburgh suburb. Carnegie police say the man may have been hit by a car or fal……
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More car parts stolen

Five catalytic converters were stolen from a Warren auto dealer sometime this week.…

UK lawmakers told not to rub statues’ toes

LONDON (AP) — Parliamentary officials in Britain want lawmakers to keep their hands off Margaret Thatcher’s toes. Authorities are considering roping off statues of former prime ministers, including Thatcher and Winston Churchill, because they are suffering wear and…

Pa. county defends granting gay marriage licenses

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers are asking a Pennsylvania court to throw out a lawsuit that seeks to stop a rogue county official from issuing same-sex marriage license……

Washington wildlife officer to enforce orca laws

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is getting a new officer — one who will protect and serve killer whales. Federal funds will allow the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department to hire an officer to enforce laws protecting Puget…
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GM idle week canceled

General Motors’ planned idle week for the Lordstown plant was canceled.…

Hezbollah leader rallies members in uneasy Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said Friday that a rocket attack near the presidential palace will not intimidate or make him change his convictions regardless of the party behind it. Suleiman issued the statement hours after…