Mali and Tuareg rebels sign accord

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The nation of Mali, which lost half its territory last year to rebels, has agreed to sign an accord with Tuareg separatists who still control the country’s northernmost province, officials said Tuesday. The…

Intel chief: NSA foiled dozens of terrorist plots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says it appears the much-criticized national electronic surveillance program foiled “dozens” of terrorist plots. Michigan Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, who is presideing over an open hearing of the…

Lawyer for Gadhafi son wants him handed to ICC

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A lawyer for a son of ousted dictator Moammar Gadhafi accused Libyan authorities on Tuesday of showing a “blatant disregard” for the International Criminal Court by announcing they will put Seif al-Islam Gadhafi…

Man charged with tossing wife off cruise ship

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California grand jury has indicted a Florida man on charges he strangled his ex-wife and tossed her off a cruise ship in Italy. The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1bP1wIl ) says 55-year-old Lonnie…

Auditor: Payments take heavy toll on Pa. turnpike

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state auditor general says any statewide transportation funding plan should phase out the massive contributions that the Pennsylvania Tu……
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Police: man wanted hitman

An East Liverpool man is facing charges that he tried to hire a hit man to kill someone.…

Italy top court faults Amanda Knox acquittal

ROME (AP) — Italy’s high court has explained why it reversed the acquittal of American student Amanda Knox, saying the decision acquitting her of murder was full of contradictions. In March, the Court of Cassation overturned Knox’s acquittal…

McCaskill endorses Ready for Hillary group

WASHINGTON (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she is supporting a super political action committee encouraging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016. McCaskill is the first sitting member of Congress to endorse the group,…

Ex-South Africa ambassador criticizes Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The recently retired South African ambassador to Israel has taken a parting shot at the country’s treatment of Palestinians, calling it a “replication of apartheid.” Ismail Coovadia made the statement in a letter to pro-Palestinian…
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Mom charged with leaving kids

A Beaver Township mother turned herself in Tuesday on felony warrants for leaving her 9-month-old and 3-year-old children alone inside their home strapped to their car seats.…

Stocks open higher as home building advances

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the pace of home construction picked up in May, the latest encouraging sign from the housing market. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 45 points, or…

EU parliament scraps Turkey visit this week

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has scrapped a parliamentary visit to Turkey following the Ankara government’s stinging criticism of an EU resolution about the handling of Turkish protests. European parliamentarian Elmar Brok said that Wednesday’s visit of…

Chicago’s next US attorney faces urgent dilemma

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s next U.S. attorney faces a dilemma sprung from the twin evils bedeviling America’s third-largest city. Should he zero in on Illinois’ deep pool of political corruption with the resolve of his predecessor, who sent…

Bieber behind wheel as car hits man in Hollywood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say Justin Bieber struck a pedestrian with his car in Hollywood, but there was no crime and the injuries aren’t life-threatening. Lt. Craig Valenzuela says Bieber’s car collided with someone —…

Mali and Tuareg rebels to sign accord

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The nation of Mali, which lost half its territory last year to a rebel invasion, has agreed to sign an accord with Tuareg separatists who still control the country’s northernmost province. According to…

Police: Ohio man jailed in Pa. for seeking hit man

MIDLAND, Pa. (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged with trying to hire a hit man during an undercover state police sting in western Pennsylvania. Online court records don&……

Attorney: Pa. man coerced into murder confession

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney for a man accused of killing a woman and her granddaughter in a botched ransom kidnapping in suburban Philadelphia says his cl……

Fugitive returning _ eventually _ to W. Pa. jail

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A warden says a man who was arrested in New Jersey after escaping from western Pennsylvania county jail in 2005 will be returned to the lockup — event……

Lavrov: Iran ready to stop 20-percent enrichment

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s foreign minister says Iran is willing to halt its 20-percent enrichment of uranium, which has been a key concession sought in international negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. That is the highest level of enrichment…

Police: Pa. man takes car, but helps hurt victim

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a central Pennsylvania man took a woman’s car without her permission, but was arrested after he drove her to the hospital when she br……