Lawsuit filed against Monster for teen’s death

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A new lawsuit has been filed against Monster Beverage alleging that a teenager died last year from cardiac arrhythmia caused by habitually drinking the company’s energy drink. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Alameda…

Jackson’s son, relatives to testify at trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Jackson’s mother says the entertainer’s oldest son Prince will testify in the family’s negligence case against concert promoter AEG Live LLC. Attorney Brian Panish expects the 16-year-old to take the…

Obama talks to Karzai after Taliban attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama spoke to Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday after the Taliban launched an attack outside Karzai’s presidential palace. The two leaders spoke by video conference after the early…

Okla. executes man in death of girlfriend’s mother

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man convicted of raping and murdering his girlfriend’s mother in 2001 was put to death in Oklahoma Tuesday, despite a recommendation by Oklahoma’s pardon and parole board to commute his death sentence after…

Mansion once owned by Liberace for sale in Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas mansion that once belonged to Liberace and ultimately landed in the hands of a bank is now listed for half a million dollars, cash-only. The nearly 14,939-square-foot mansion, built in 1962…

Anchorage considers bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s largest city began considering Tuesday whether to mount another bid for the Winter Olympics after narrowly losing efforts to host the 1992 and 1994 games. A 23-member exploratory committee, which includes four Alaska…

Documents sealed in death near Patriot TE’s home

ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts court has sealed documents related to the killing of a semi-pro football player found dead a mile from the home of Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. Attleboro District Court officials said Tuesday…

Official praises British-US intelligence-sharing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A senior British official defended the country’s intelligence-sharing ties with the United States on Tuesday, as governments in both countries face criticism about snooping on citizens. In remarks prepared for a speech at the…

19 take part in Tube to Work Day on Boulder Creek

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A day before Colorado marks Bike to Work Day, some commuters in Boulder got their feet wet heading to work by inner tube. The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/15CFpS3) 19 people went tubing down Boulder…

Police: No trace of missing woman in Pa. yard

COLLINGDALE, Pa. (AP) — Police say excavations in the yard of an eastern Pennsylvania woman who has been missing for several months have turned up no trace of the mother……

Explosions, fire clear downtown St. Louis building

ST. LOUIS (AP) — One of the largest office buildings in downtown St. Louis has been evacuated amid a fire and a series of explosions in the street outside in an area where construction work has been underway.…

Authorities in Ohio say inmate found dead in cell

MECHANICSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an inmate in a western Ohio regional jail has been found dead, hanging in his cell. A release from the Champaign County Sheri……

USVI struggles to cap propane leak in St. Croix

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands are trying to contain a propane leak that forced the evacuation of some 100 guests from two nearby hotels. St. Croix Fire Chief Angel Torres…

Ouya looks to make a dent in game console market

NEW YORK (AP) — Ouya, maker of a bite-sized game console that runs Google’s Android operating system, wants to take a bite out the video game triumvirate of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. The console, which went on sale…

Pa. Senate OKs bill to allow health care apologies

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A bill that would allow health care professionals such as doctors or hospital executives to apologize for a mistake without it being admissible……

Mo. women held without bond in poisoning case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri women accused of poisoning family members with antifreeze are being held without bond. Fifty-one-year-old Diane Staudte and her 22-year-old daughter, Rachel Staudte, are accused of killing the older woman’s husband and…
Connie Hathorn

Hathorn rehired at lower salary

The Youngstown Board of Education voted Tuesday to give Connie Hathorn a four-year contract with an annual salary of $119,250. …

Voting Rights Act ruling draws emotional response

WASHINGTON (AP) — His voice steadily rising, Rep. John Lewis couldn’t hide his distress with the Supreme Court’s decision to strip a key tenant of the Voting Rights Act. “They’re saying, in effect, that history cannot repeat itself,”…

A guide to the trial of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

BOSTON (AP) — James “Whitey” Bulger is on trial in a 32-count racketeering indictment accusing him of a long list of crimes, including participating in 19 killings. Here’s a look at the case against him, his defense and…