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Sen. to testify for Lupo Bill

State Sen. Joe Schiavoni is expected to testify Wednesday in front a senate committee about his bill that would increase penalties for anyone caught illegally dumping oilfield waste.…

Obama hints Bernanke likely to leave Fed in Jan.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has given the clearest signal yet that Chairman Ben Bernanke will likely leave the Federal Reserve when his term ends in January. During an interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose that aired Monday,…

NTSB: Poor eyesight probable cause of Okla. Crash

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The driver of one of two freight trains that collided in the Oklahoma Panhandle last year, killing three railroad workers, had complained that he couldn’t distinguish between red and green signals, an investigator told…

Argentine cash controls bring bargains, headaches

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Brazilian visitors gawk in wonder as they stroll past shop windows along touristy Florida street in the Argentine capital. The jackets, the shoes — they’re all so cheap when your purse is…

Ohio livestock prices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Eastern Cornbelt Daily Direct Summary from Monday as reported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Servic……

Burberry showcases latest menswear in London

LONDON (AP) — British luxury brand Burberry has showcased its latest menswear designs in London after a decade in Milan. The move brings the brand’s menswear division in line with its more profitable womenswear branch, which has led…

Officials: Kerry taps ex-senator for Africa post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two officials say that Secretary of State John Kerry has chosen Russ Feingold, a former Democratic senator from Wisconsin, as the new U.S. special envoy for Africa Great Lakes region. A U.S. official and a…

Civil rights groups sue NYPD over Muslim spying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights lawyers say they plan to ask a federal judge to declare the New York Police Department’s spying programs directed at Muslims to be unconstitutional, and to order police to stop their surveillance and…

Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16: UNITED STATES 1. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Star Trak LLC) 2. Imagine Dragons, “Radioactive” (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records) 3. Macklemore & Ryan…

Teenager recovering from shark bites on hand, leg

SURFSIDE BEACH, Texas (AP) — A teenager is recovering after being bitten by as shark as he was standing in waist-deep water at a Texas beach. Surfside Beach Assistant Police Chief Gregg Bisso says the 15-year-old boy was…

James Franco seeks $500,000 in crowd-funding

NEW YORK (AP) — Following crowd-funding campaigns from “Veronica Mars” and Zach Braff, James Franco is seeking to raise $500,000 to bankroll a trilogy of movies. Franco on Monday night started a campaign on IndieGogo, a crowd-funding site…
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Drowning victim identified

Authorities said on Tuesday they confirmed the identity of a missing boater they believe drowned on Saturday.…

Booker encounters bumps on possible path to Senate

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In an accelerated election for a new U.S. senator from New Jersey, the Democratic field is Cory Booker vs. everyone else. The Newark mayor’s name recognition and deep-pocketed pals would give him an advantage…

Bill O’Reilly brings history to page, screen

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Fox News host Bill O’Reilly is taking his book-turned-movie franchise and running with it. O’Reilly already has inked a deal with National Geographic Channel for the movie version of his book “Killing Jesus: A…
Jail

Salem rapist sentenced

A Salem man convicted of raping a 15-year-old babysitter was sentenced Monday to seven years in prison.…

Waiting for word from Bernanke, stocks move higher

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were up in early trading Tuesday, boosted by government reports of gains in home construction and low inflation. Expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep in place programs meant to prop up…

Diving great Greg Louganis to marry in fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis plans to get married this fall. People magazine says the 53-year-old Louganis will marry paralegal Johnny Chaillot. The four-time gold medalist is the only man to win consecutive…

FBI divers searching for missing NW Ohio toddler

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An FBI dive team is joining the search in northwest Ohio for a 1-year-old girl missing for more than two weeks. FBI spokeswoman Vicki Anderson tells T……

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…