Pioneering woman photog Helen Brush Jenkins dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Brush Jenkins, a pioneering photojournalist who made Life magazine when she snapped a photo of her child moments after giving birth, has died. She was 94. Her daughter, Genji Leclair, tells the Los…

Jenner: Kim Kardashian ‘thrilled for the new baby’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kris Jenner says her daughter Kim Kardashian is thrilled to have a new baby. Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West were keeping silent in the wake of multiple reports that Kardashian gave birth…

Court: Ariz. citizenship proof law illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says states cannot require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier. The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona’s…

Court says pre-Miranda silence can be used

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says prosecutor can use a person’s silence against them in court if it comes before he’s told of his right to remain silent. The 5-4 ruling comes in the case of Genovevo…

Mandela praise singer recalls travels with him

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Poet and traditional praise singer Zolani Mkiva spent 13 years traveling alongside Nelson Mandela and performing songs in honor of the now-hospitalized former South African president. The two men shared planes, meals and cups of…

Utah man shot in Catholic Mass expected to survive

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah plan to offer details about a man accused of walking into a Catholic church and shooting another man in the back of the head during Mass in Ogden. A family spokesman,…
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Struthers mom pleads guilty

The Struthers mother accused of allowing the beating death of her 14-year-old son pleaded guilty to charges on Monday that could land her in prison for a decade.…

Court: ‘pay to delay’ generic drugs can be illegal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can sometimes be illegal. The justices voted 5-3 to allow…

Court says jury should have final say in minimums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a jury should have the final say on facts that can trigger mandatory minimum sentences in criminal trials. The high court on Monday overturned the sentencing in Allen Alleyne’s case in…

Investors guess Fed’s actions, push stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market rose in early trading Monday, driven not by any new economic data but by investors counting on the Federal Reserve to extend programs meant to boost the economy. The Dow…

NRC: Pa. nuke building evacuated for CO2 release

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a western Pennsylvania power plant had to evacuate a turbine building for about 90 minutes due to exce……

Judge considers effect of fungus on Calif. inmates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco is scheduled to consider whether an airborne fungus that occurs naturally in the San Joaquin Valley presents enough of a public health danger that thousands of vulnerable state…

US homebuilder confidence soars to 7-year high

For the first time in seven years, most U.S. homebuilders are optimistic about home sales, a sign that construction could help drive stronger economic growth in coming months. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index…

Judge considers effect of fungus on Calif. inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday is scheduled to consider whether an airborne fungus that occurs naturally in the San Joaquin Valley presents enough of a public health danger that thousands of…

Police: Ariz. bus driver caught punching passenger

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a Phoenix bus driver was caught on cellphone video repeatedly punching a passenger and slamming the man’s head against a bench. Authorities say 45-year-old Todd Allen Shields was charged with assault and other…

Pa. man jailed _ again _ in alleged teen tryst

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — A 41-year-old western Pennsylvania man awaiting trial on charges he concealed a 15-year-old girl in an apartment earlier this year has been jai……

Stocks open higher on Wall Street ahead of Fed

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street ahead of a two-day meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers. Traders have been trying to figure out when the Fed will start to cut back on its huge…

3 killed in crash in Allentown; 4th person hurt

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say three people have been killed in a two-car crash in Allentown that also left a fourth person injured. The accident happened around 10:4……

Body Glove co-founder Bob Meistrell dies at 84

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Bob Meistrell, who co-founded the Body Glove clothing company and helped develop the first neoprene wetsuit, has died in Southern California. He was 84. Body Glove International LLC President Russ Lesser tells the Torrance…