Off-duty AZ cop accused of pointing gun at clerk

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson, Ariz., police officer has been fired after authorities say he pulled a gun on a gas station attendant while off duty and apparently intoxicated. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department notified Tucson police…

20 children die after eating school lunch in India

PATNA, India (AP) — At least 20 children have died and more are sick after eating free meals at a primary school in eastern India, an official said Wednesday. Bihar state official Abhijit Sinha said another 27 children…
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Struthers adopts drug testing

Any student in grades 7 through 12 wishing to participate in athletics or cheerleading must now submit to a drug test. …

6 Memphis suburbs approve school districts

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Voters in six Memphis suburbs have decided to start public school districts in the municipalities where they live. Residents of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington overwhelmingly approved separate school systems in the…

4 jurors distance themselves from Juror B37

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Four of the jurors at the George Zimmerman trial are distancing themselves from statements that another juror made in a televised interview. The four jurors issued a statement late Tuesday that the opinions expressed…

Review: ‘Conjuring’ scares up old-school horror

As sympathetic, methodical ghostbusters Lorraine and Ed Warren, Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson make the old-fashioned haunted-house horror film “The Conjuring” something more than your average fright fest. In 1971, they come to the Perrons’ swampy, musty Rhode…
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Campbell union considers strike

The 93 teachers in the Campbell Education Association will vote Wednesday morning on whether to issue an intent to strike notice to the state.…

AP Exclusive: Daniels looked to censor opponents

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels pledged to promote academic freedom when he became president of Purdue University in January, but newly released emails show he attempted to eliminate what he considered liberal “propaganda” at Indiana’s…

250 dead stingrays found on Mexican beach

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — Mexican authorities are investigating the death of at least 250 stingrays found on a beach of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz. Residents and visitors first spotted the dead rays Tuesday on the Chachalacas…

Prominent gay rights activist killed in Cameroon

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A prominent gay rights activist in Cameroon was tortured and killed just weeks after issuing a public warning about the threat posed by “anti-gay thugs,” Human Rights Watch said. Friends discovered the body of…

Texas man executed for killing during 2002 holdup

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of fatally shooting a retired sheriff’s deputy during the robbery of an amusement center more than a decade ago was put to death Tuesday evening. John Manuel Quintanilla died by…
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Re-enactor goes to Gettysburg

Several weeks ago, Canfield High School graduate Dalton Bosze participated in the ultimate Civil War re-enactment in Gettysburg, where events were held to mark the 15oth anniversary of the infamous Battle of Gettysburg.…

Man arrested after running through SF Zoo exhibits

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say a man hoping to dodge the $15 entrance fee at the San Francisco Zoo led security officers on a wild chase as he dashed through animal exhibits. The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/18m7vbx)…

Nighttime attack in Egypt’s Sinai wounds 7

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian intelligence officials say a civilian and six soldiers were wounded in an attack on a military outpost in the Sinai Peninsula near Egypt’s border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip. Officials say unidentified militants…
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Senators at White House to discuss student loans

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is meeting at the White House for the latest talks to lower interest rates on student loans. Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Tom…
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Mahoning judges explain 'backlog'

The five Mahoning County Common Pleas judges said criminal and civil case filings are at an all-time high, making it impossible for them to ever clear their dockets. …
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BP seeks halt to Gulf oil spill settlement payouts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP asked a federal judge on Tuesday to temporarily halt all settlement payments to Gulf Coast businesses and residents who claim they lost money after the company’s 2010 oil spill while former FBI Director…
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UK lawmakers urge caution in arms exports

LONDON (AP) — Britain has issued more than 3,000 licenses allowing the export of arms and military equipment to countries where the U.K. has concerns about human rights, according to a report from lawmakers published Wednesday. The House…
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Obama: NYC official ‘well-qualified’ for DHS post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would be “well-qualified” to run the Department of Homeland Security. Kelly has been floated as a possible replacement for outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet…