Cheney: Lawmakers favored secrecy on surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney says congressional leaders he briefed in 2004 on a surveillance program recently disclosed by leaker Edward Snowden supported it, and both Republicans and Democrats wanted to keep it secret. Cheney…

4 ways higher ed has changed, post recession

More urgent. More crowded. More expensive. Also, more flexible and accessible to millions. That, in a nutshell, is how higher education has changed around the world in the wake of the global financial crisis that struck five years…

Firms seek grads who can think fast, work in teams

WASHINGTON (AP) — They can get good grades, earn a diploma and breeze through that campus rite of spring, the job interview. But college graduates still might not land a decent job. The world’s top employers are pickier…

Inquiry backs NY sex abuse plea examined in film

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — There is no reason to overturn the conviction of a man in a notorious 1980s sex abuse scandal, New York prosecutors announced Monday after a three-year review. The review was prompted after the 2003…

Police search again near home of Pats’ Hernandez

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Police are again searching the area near the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a week after his friend’s body was found about a mile away. Some law enforcement officers…

Mormons to use technology in missionary work

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Mormon missionaries will soon spend less time knocking on doors and more time chatting online with potential converts. Leaders with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say it’s critical to adapt to…

NJ police: Man shouted slurs during Keith concert

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man attending a Toby Keith concert in New Jersey climbed a fence into a nearby housing complex, waved a Confederate flag and shouted racial slurs at residents. Thirty-three-year-old Darren Walp, of…

John McEnroe memoir scheduled for 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — John McEnroe is ready for another round of memoir writing. The former tennis champ has an agreement with Little, Brown and Company for a book, currently untitled, that’s scheduled for 2014. The publisher announced…

Israeli leader dedicates school in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister has dedicated a school named after his late father in a West Bank settlement, days before the U.S. secretary of state arrives on a new peace mission. Speaking at a ceremony in…

W. Pa. school intruder _ deer _ may prompt changes

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — An unwanted intruder — a deer — is forcing a western Pennsylvania school district to take a second look at security at its high school. Apollo-Ridge Su……
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Photos: Grand Canyon tightrope walker

Daredevil Nik Wallenda got across a river near the Grand Canyon in 22 minutes on a 2-inch thick steel cable, 1,500 feet high.…

Smithfield drops Paula Deen as spokeswoman

NEW YORK (AP) — Paula Deen will appear on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday, according to host Matt Lauer. Lauer’s announcement came Monday, three days after the celebrity cook abruptly canceled on the morning show, where she was…

NY court upholds ex-billionaire’s conviction

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York City is upholding the conviction of a onetime billionaire on insider trading charges. Lawyers for Raj Rajaratnam (RAHJ rah-juh-RUHT’-nuhm) had argued on appeal that the government improperly…

Snowden said to seek asylum in Ecuador, Iceland

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (ah-SAHNJ’) says former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has possibly applied for asylum in other countries besides Ecuador. Assange says he cannot go into detail about Snowden’s whereabouts except to…

Neiman Marcus plans to raise up to $100M in IPO

NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus plans to raise up to $100 million from an initial public offering of its common stock. That amount is likely to change though as bankers gauge investor interest. Private equity…

Snowden pardon petition passes 100,000 signatures

WASHINGTON (AP) — A petition asking President Barack Obama to pardon admitted state secret leaker Edward Snowden has passed 100,000 signatures. The petition posted on Whitehouse.gov calls the former National Security Agency contractor a “national hero.” It says…
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Man fights off robber

A Warren man fought off a man who tried to rob him at gunpoint early Monday, reports said.…
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Affirmative Action remanded

The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look.…

High court sends back Texas race-based plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has sent a Texas case on race-based college admissions back to a lower court for another look. The court’s 7-1 decision Monday leaves unsettled many of the basic questions about the continued…
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Man accidentally shot

A Warren man was hospitalized during the weekend after he was accidentally shot.…