Pa. man held in racially-driven ax attack in park

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A homeless man who police say has a history of mental health issues has been jailed on charges he threatened two people with an ax in a city park, includi……

Egypt’s Shiite killings raise alarm on hate speech

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Islamist president on Monday condemned the brutal killing of four Shiites by a cheering Sunni Muslim mob while the police looked on, saying the culprits must be swiftly brought to justice. But opponents of…

AP sources: Obama to limit carbon at power plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time is rapidly running out for President Barack Obama to make good on his lofty vow to confront climate change head-on. Since Congress is in no mood to help, Obama is taking matters in his…

W.Va. parents cancel protest over daughter’s body

STAR CITY, W.Va. (AP) — The parents of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl who authorities say was killed nearly a year ago by her best friends canceled plans to protest Monday outside the office of a Pennsylvania coroner…

A look at the new terminal at Los Angeles airport

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Features of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles airport, which partially opens in August: —Nearly 1.2 million square feet of useable space, twice the size of the previous terminal. —60 restaurants…
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Nitro's Law gets new life

Language will be added to Ohio’s biennium budget bill this week to place new restrictions on kennels across the state. …

Landmark Berkeley restaurant reopens after fire

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Posing for a photograph in front of the refurbished front porch of her Chez Panisse restaurant, chef Alice Waters smiles as a passer-by calls out, “Looking good!” It’s true. They do look good —…

Santorum named CEO of Christian film studio

DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. Senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been named CEO of a company that makes movies meant for a Christian audience. EchoLight Studios said Monday that Santorum will serve as head of…

Writer who sued over ‘Da Vinci Code’ dies in UK

LONDON (AP) — Writer Michael Baigent, who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that “The Da Vinci Code” stole ideas from his own book, has died of a brain hemorrhage at age 65. Baigent co-wrote the 1982…

Kerry eases Indian worry over talks with Taliban

NEW DELHI (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. sympathizes with India’s wariness about talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, whose affiliates have been blamed for attacking Indian reconstruction projects in Afghanistan and…

Egypt’s presidency: military won’t step in

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian presidential spokesman has dismissed an apparent threat by the military to both Egypt’s president and opposition that it would step in case of political fighting to prevent chaos. Ihab Fahmy told foreign reporters…

Mumford & Sons announce rescheduled tour dates

NEW YORK (AP) — Mumford & Sons are heading back on tour. The Grammy-winning band announced Monday that it has rescheduled dates in Dallas; Woodlands, Texas; and New Orleans. The upcoming shows will include bassist Ted Dwane, who…

UK’s Cameron calls for inquiry into police smears

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron called Monday for an immediate investigation into allegations that an undercover police officer was ordered to smear the reputation of the family of a murdered black teenager. The Guardian newspaper…

Rapper ‘Fat Joe’ sentenced in NJ for tax case

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Rap star “Fat Joe” faces sentencing after admitting he failed to file federal income taxes. The platinum-selling artist, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena (car-ta-GEE’-nah), is being sentenced Monday in federal court in Newark.…

House investigators: Disability judges are too lax

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. House investigators say Social Security is approving state-rejected claims for disability benefits at strikingly high rates for people who might not deserve them. Compounding the problem, the agency often fails to do required follow-up…

Greece: Socialists handed key posts in new cabinet

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Members of Greece’s minority Socialist party have been handed key posts in a cabinet reshuffle following a political crisis over the decision by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to shut state broadcaster ERT. Evangelos Venizelos,…
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Man indicted in child slaying

A Bazetta man was indicted Thursday on charges that he fatally punched his live-in girlfriend’s 4-year-old son.…

Dr. Oz to launch lifestyle magazine with Hearst

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz is trying something new: his own lifestyle magazine. Hearst Magazines said Monday a pilot issue will be published early next year, followed by a second issue, “which could lead to a…