Taliban attack presidential palace in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A series of explosions and gunfire have been heard outside the presidential palace in Kabul, one of the most heavily guarded areas in the Afghan capital. Reporters gathering for an event early Tuesday with…
TURTLES TROT ALONG TRACK

Turtles trot along track

The 92nd Annual Turtle Derby was held in Lowellville Monday night by the Lion's Club.…
Cleveland Indians Pitcher Brett Myers

Myers rehabs with Scrappers

Indians' pitchers Brett Myers and Blake Wood each pitched a scoreless inning on rehab assignments with the Scrappers on Monday at Eastwood Field.…

Girl, 6, dies of injuries from weekend Pa. fire

MCADOO, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania say a 6-year-old girl has died of injuries from a weekend fire that also injured three other people. Lehigh Coun……
Terrace Motel

Terrace Motel will be razed

The Terrace Motel has been closed for at least seven years, and residents have been asking for it to be torn down for nearly as long. …

NH Boy Scouts hospitalized after lightning strike

BELMONT, N.H. (AP) — A lightning strike in a New Hampshire town has injured some Boy Scouts. Firefighters say the lightning struck Monday night near where the Boy Scouts had gathered in Belmont. They say several people have…

Judge: Calif. must move inmates because of fungus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the state to move several thousand inmates out of two California prisons because they are at a high risk of contracting a potentially deadly airborne fungus. U.S. District Judge…

‘I Am Legend’ author Richard Matheson dies at 87

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Matheson, the prolific sci-fi and fantasy writer whose “I Am Legend” and “The Shrinking Man” were transformed into films, has died. He was 87. A spokesman for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy…

Disney renames Mouseketeer stage for Funicello

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — The stage at Walt Disney Studios where “The Mickey Mouse Club” was filmed is now officially the Annette Funicello Stage. Disney chief Bob Iger led a ceremony Monday dedicating the soundstage to Funicello, the…

Bus crashes into Mass. house; driver among 7 hurt

AUBURN, Mass. (AP) — A bus has crashed into a house in a central Massachusetts town, injuring the driver and six other people. Auburn fire Capt. Eric Otterson says the driver of the Worcester (WUS’-tur) Regional Transit Authority…

Homeless man charged in machete attack near DC

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a homeless man faces charges in a Washington, D.C., suburb after they say he struck two people with a machete. Arlington County police say two people were standing outside the Central Library…

US factory boss held hostage by workers in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — An American executive said he has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by scores of workers demanding severance packages like those given to 30 co-workers in a phased-out…

House panel subpoenas officials in Benghazi probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee has subpoenaed four State Department officials as part of the panel’s investigation of the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. Republican Rep.…

Squirrel causes Wichita power outage

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — One small rodent is getting the blame for a massive power outage in southern and eastern sections of Wichita. KAKE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/135zFpa ) nearly 10,000 customers of Westar Energy were affected by the outage…

Senate roll vote: Immigration

The 67-27 roll call Monday by which the Senate motion agreed to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. A “yes” vote is a vote to pass the measure. Voting yes were 50 Democrats, 15 Republicans…

Senate Roll Call: Immigration Vote

The 67-27 roll call Monday by which the Senate motion agreed to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. A “yes” vote is a vote to pass the measure. Voting yes were 50 Democrats, 15 Republicans…

Ex-Mo. Southern player pleads guilty in crash

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri Southern State University football player has pleaded guilty to charges in a crash that killed two of his teammates. The Joplin Globe reports (http://bit.ly/177GUuM ) 21-year-old Jeremy Johnson, of Harrison, Ark.,…

Marriage, the sequel for ‘Star Wars’ creator Lucas

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s marriage, episode II for George Lucas. A Lucasfilm spokeswoman confirms the “Star Wars” creator married longtime girlfriend Mellody Hobson in a weekend ceremony at Skywalker Ranch north of San Francisco. It’s the second…

NYRA: Orb, Oxbow, Palace Malice headed to Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — All three winners of this year’s Triple Crown races will be in town for this summer’s season at Saratoga Race Course, which is marking the 150th anniversary of thoroughbred racing in Saratoga Springs,…