Iran picks site for new nuclear research reactor

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state TV says a site in southern Iran has been selected for a planned new nuclear research reactor. There has been no timetable announced for the proposed plant, which would be similar to…

Police: Puppy stolen from SPCA recovered in Pa.

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A puppy has been recovered after it was allegedly stolen from a northeastern Pennsylvania SPCA in a woman’s purse. Investigators say the th……

Obama commits to tough push on global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is planning a major push using executive powers to tackle the pollution blamed for global warming in an effort to make good on promises he made at the start of his second…

UK gov’t challenged over handling of Lawson case

LONDON (AP) — A British lawmaker has questioned the way police treated Nigella Lawson’s husband after he admitted assaulting the celebrity chef in a restaurant. Opposition Labour Party lawmaker Sandra Osborne asked in the House of Commons if…

Ohio plans human trafficking awareness campaign

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state of Ohio is spending nearly $50,000 to launch a campaign to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking. Gov. John Kasich (KAY……

Futures slump in wake of Fed statement

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are sliding in the wake of comments by the chairman of the Federal Reserve, who said that the U.S. would pull back on the massive bond-buying program that for months has propped…

Israeli PM: EU should join US push on peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says the European Union should join U.S. attempts to restart stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks Benjamin Netanyahu also reiterated Israel’s position that talks should resume immediately and without preconditions, which is also the…

South Sudan ministers face corruption probe

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The president of South Sudan has suspended two of his ministers and ordered an investigation into corruption allegations against them. In a presidential decree read Tuesday night, President Salva Kiir said he was…

ICC to probe abuse allegations against ex-staffer

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has ordered an independent inquiry into allegations that a former staff member in Congo sexually assaulted four people in the court’s victims and witness protection program. The court said…

Downtown Cincinnati shooting injures 4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities in Cincinnati say four people were hurt in a downtown shooting that occurred just as fans were leaving a game at the Great American Ball Pa……

Dubai sets sights on Quran-themed park

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai has added a new item to its top ambitions such as building the world’s largest Ferris wheel and bidding for an Angry Birds theme park — a site honoring the Quran.…

Police find Philly bicyclist impaled on fence

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a bicyclist is seriously injured after he was found impaled on a fence in Fairmount Park. Authorities say police found the……

AP Exclusive: Facebook broke Indonesia terror case

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Sefa Riano didn’t try to hide his plans or his beliefs. A Facebook page that police traced to him is plastered with photos of bearded men in camouflage uniforms holding rifles and banners hailing…

Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51

James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO’s “The Sopranos” helped create one of TV’s greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was 51.

Rioting charges dropped in Ohio beating death

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Some charges have been dropped against four people accused in a central Ohio neighborhood riot that left a 21-year-old woman dead. But a prose……
Route 193 Fuel Spill

Fuel spill slows commute

Update Police in Fowler Township are looking for the driver of a truck that dropped a tank loaded with diesel fuel and then fled the scene.…

Lien placed on Philly mayor’s home over gas bill

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A spokesman says Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is now up to date on his bills after a lien had to be placed on his home last month due to an unpaid ga……
FILE - This undated publicity photo, released by HBO, shows actor James Gandolfini in his role as Tony Soprano, head of the New Jersey crime family portrayed in HBO's "The Sopranos." HBO and the managers for Gandolfini say the actor died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in Italy. He was 51. (AP Photo/HBO, Barry Wetcher, File)

'Sopranos' star dies at age 51

Gandolfini, 51, who died Wednesday while vacationing in Rome, refused to be bound by his star-making role in the HBO series that brought him three Emmy Awards during its six-season run.…

Why Bernanke’s clearer message landed with a thud

WASHINGTON (AP) — A muddled message from the Federal Reserve has rattled investors for weeks. So Chairman Ben Bernanke tried to set the record straight Wednesday about the Fed’s plans to shrink its bond-buying program later this year…

Kyrgyzstan votes to end US lease of airbase

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — Kyrgyzstan has voted to end the United States’ lease on an airbase key to supplying military operations in nearby Afghanistan. Lawmakers in the mountainous Central Asian republic voted 91-5 Thursday in favor of ending…