Hitchhiking cat ‘Mata Hairi’ headed home to Oregon

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Portland, Ore., man whose cat had been missing since last year will soon be reunited with the well-traveled feline, courtesy of the transient who’s been caring for her more than nine months. Ron…

Indiana woman condemned for killing at 15 is freed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A woman who was sentenced to death at age 16 after she confessed to her part in the torture and murder of a 78-year-old bible studies teacher has been released from an Indiana prison after…

Joint Chiefs chairman visits embattled nuke base

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Monday was slated to visit a North Dakota Air Force base that has been plagued for years by missteps involving nuclear weapons. Army Gen. Martin…

Travelers says Rose plans to play in Connecticut

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Open champion Justin Rose has no plans to take any time off after winning his first major championship. Nathan Grube, the tournament director at the Travelers Championship, said Rose’s wife, Kate, called shortly…

Summary of Supreme Court actions Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday handed down decisions in five cases and agreed to hear two important appeals in the fall. Among the court’s actions: — Struck down, by a 7-2 vote, Arizona’s proof-of-citizenship law…

Dave Chappelle to headline monthlong comedy tour

NEW YORK (AP) — Dave Chappelle is making his most substantial return to stand-up comedy with a one-month tour for Funny Or Die. The comedian will headline the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, which kicks off Aug. 23…

GOP-backed bill expands Ohio’s abortion rules

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Women seeking an abortion in Ohio would have to wait longer to undergo the procedure and listen to their doctors describe all of the fetus’ &……

4 refuse food until Philly school aides rehired

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two parents and two employees of the Philadelphia school district are going on a hunger strike until the system gets additional funding. The activ……
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Man pleads in stabbing

A Sharon man pleaded guilty Monday to fatally stabbing a Sharon woman more than 30 times.…

Woman dies after fall from Pittsburgh balcony

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a Pittsburgh woman who fell from a fourth-floor apartment balcony has died. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner says that 77-year-……

2 Philly medics attacked by man who was hit by car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say two medics were attacked by a patient they had been treating after he was hit by a vehicle in Philadelphia. It happened around 5:40 a……

Protesters back in streets of Brazilian cities

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian protesters angered by a hike in bus and subway fares are promising to hold their biggest demonstration yet in Sao Paulo. However, police say they will take a less confrontational approach and will…

US stocks rise ahead of Fed policy meeting

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising in midday trading as traders expect the Federal Reserve to continue its stimulus of the U.S. economy when it meets this week. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 160 points,…

Pa. man guilty of third-degree in 2012 stabbing

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — A 20-year-old western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of third-degree murder in the death of a 42-year-old woman last year. M……

Hamas urges former ally Hezbollah to leave Syria

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian militant group Hamas has urged Lebanon’s Hezbollah, a former ally, to withdraw its fighters from Syria, signaling growing sectarian tensions over the war there. Hezbollah, a Shiite Muslim movement, is helping…

Israel picks team to build high-speed web network

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli committee has chosen a consortium led by Swedish company ViaEuropa to build a nationwide high-speed broadband network. The committee, which includes representatives from the government and the state-owned Israel Electric Corp., announced its…

Hundreds protest ICC delay for I. Coast’s Gbagbo

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — About 300 people have protested over a delay on whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo will be put on trial at the International Criminal Court. Gbagbo has been charged with four counts…

Pa. McDonald’s franchise sued over payroll cards

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A single mother who worked briefly at a northeastern Pennsylvania McDonald’s franchise is suing the owners after she said she was given a fee-laden debit card and told that she must use it to…

Federal agents search land linked to Hoffa case

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The FBI says it is searching a field in suburban Detroit based on information involving the disappearance of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa. Robert Foley, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Detroit…