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Man charged with sex assault

David Morales, 51, is facing 20 charges, including 10 counts of rape and 10 counts of sexual battery.…

Thousands of workers on strike in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Tens of thousands of workers across Brazil walked off their jobs on Thursday in a mostly peaceful nationwide strike demanding better working conditions and improved public services in Latin America’s biggest nation. Metalworkers, transportation…

Photographer charged after flying over feedlot

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A National Geographic freelance photographer who took pictures of a western Kansas feedlot from a paraglider was charged Thursday with criminal trespassing. Photographer George Steinmetz, of Glenn Ridge, N.J., and paragliding instructor Wei…
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Abused 2 month old improving

Robert Purfey Jr., 32, was indicted on two counts of felonious assault, two counts of child endangering and one count of tampering with evidence in the abuse of his 2-month-old son. …

Hamm taking plunge into sports world as ESPYs host

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jon Hamm is going from a presenter to host of the ESPY Awards, a natural segue for the former three-sport prep athlete who is unabashed in his love for his hometown St. Louis Cardinals.…

Court denies Fort Hood suspect access to evidence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, cannot access evidence obtained through secret electronic surveillance, a federal appeals court ruled. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New…

Penn State ex-president files libel lawsuit papers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s former president Graham Spanier initiated a libel and defamation case Thursday against Louis Freeh, the former FBI director who a year ago produced a report for the school that was highly critical…

Records: DPS paramedic reported firefighter deaths

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona state helicopter paramedic was calm and straightforward as he radioed in the first confirmation that 19 firefighters were dead in a blaze northwest of Phoenix, recordings released Thursday show. Paramedic Eric Tarr called…
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Attorney aids landowners

A Howland attorney feels many oil and gas companies abandoned leases from the oil and gas boom of the 1970s and 1980s, and landowners should be able to take advantage of the current Utica shale boom.…

Stop frying eggs, Death Valley officials say

DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — It gets so hot in Death Valley that you can fry an egg with sun power. That’s what one Death Valley National Park employee did last week, when she took a…

Officials: NM mom struck by lightning, gives birth

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pregnant New Mexico woman has survived a bolt from the blue to give birth to a bouncing baby girl. Authorities say Kendra Villanueva and the baby’s father Ian Gordon were watching fireworks with…

Venezuela announces hard-currency auction

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s central bank says that on Friday it will begin selling dollars at auction for only the second time since Hugo Chavez died in March. The oil-rich country is plagued by food and medicine…

US begins flying deportees to Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities began flying deportees deep into Mexico Thursday in an effort to discourage them from trying to return, U.S. and Mexican officials said. The first of twice-weekly flights from El Paso, Texas,…

Jury in Zimmerman trial may consider lesser charge

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — In an unmistakable setback for George Zimmerman, the jury at the neighborhood watch captain’s second-degree murder trial was given the option Thursday of convicting him on the lesser charge of manslaughter in the shooting…
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Wellsville raid nets 3 arrests

A raid Wednesday at 908 Commerce St. that netted cash and heroin was the third raid in Wellsville in the past week. …

Gitmo genital searches halted

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. judge Thursday ordered the government to stop genital searches of Guantanamo Bay detainees who want to meet with their lawyers, concluding that the motivation for the searches is not to enhance security, but…
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911 problem investigated

Mahoning County officials looking into issues with the brief failure of the 911 system during Wednesday's storms.…

Cubs, city of Chicago agree on Wrigley Jumbotron

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have reached an agreement with the city that would allow the team to build a left-field Jumbotron at historic Wrigley Field while adding another sign in right field, the team announced Thursday.…

AP: Lawyer says teenage NY terror suspect autistic

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A young New York man caught boarding a plane on his way to Yemen to fight with an al-Qaida affiliate is a mixed-up teenager who was diagnosed with autism and did not understand…

NRC: TVA nuclear plant still needs improvement

ATLANTA (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority has fixed the immediate problems that led to a serious safety violation at its Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama, but it must still demonstrate long-term improvement, federal regulators said Thursday.…