Thousands protest Yemen security force ‘excesses’

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say thousands have protested in the capital against “excesses” by security forces, calling for the overthrow of the president and national security apparatus. The demonstration came during the funeral of 13…

Guantanamo official: Meeting room microphones gone

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cub (AP) — The officer in charge of the operations of the Guantanamo Bay prison says hidden listening devices have been removed from rooms used by defense lawyers to meet with prisoners. Army Col.…

‘Happy Birthday to You’ copyright suit filed in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A production company making a documentary about the song “Happy Birthday to You” has filed a lawsuit in New York over the copyright to it. Good Morning To You Productions Corp. says in Thursday’s…
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Houser Indicted for Intimidation

The man cleared of a death-penalty eligible murder charge in the death of an 80-year-old woman outside a Youngstown church in 2010 is facing prison time for intimidating a witness in his dismissed murder case.…

Police: Gunman shot 3, self at St. Louis business

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say four people are confirmed dead in a murder-suicide shooting south of downtown. On its Twitter account, police confirmed the dead are two males and two females in a business at…

Giants fan beaten at Dodger Stadium returns home

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage after a beating at Dodger Stadium has returned home after two years in hospitals and rehabilitation centers. Bryan Stow’s family said on its website…

US stocks surge, breaking a three-day slump

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are surging on Wall Street as investors focus on positive news about the U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrial average ended up 180 points, or 1.2 percent, at 15,176 Thursday. The market got…

Officials ID body of NY Angel Flight crash victim

EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) — Officials have confirmed the body of a cancer patient who was in a small plane crash last month in upstate New York has been found. Authorities told local media outlets an autopsy Thursday determined…

Lawyers: Holmes could withdraw insanity plea

DENVER (AP) — Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes say they might withdraw his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity after they see the results of his mental evaluation. The defense made the statement…

A glance at the history of Nicaragua canal plans

For hundreds of years, explorers and governments have dreamed of a waterway linking the Atlantic and Pacific. Proposed routes have ranged from Mexico to Colombia, but many have focused on Nicaragua. A few key moments: — 1524: Spanish…

‘Kinky Boots’ kicks off national tour in Vegas

NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off its Tony Award-winning night, “Kinky Boots” is planning a national tour that will kick off in Las Vegas in September. Producers said Thursday the tour will start at the Smith Center for…

Macon, Ga., duplex fire kills mom, 3 daughters

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an early-morning fire swept through a duplex in central Georgia, killing a mother and three of her daughters. Fire officials say the blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday in Macon.…
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Lyden Stripper Pleads Guilty

The former stripper accused of blackmailing former Mahoning County Sanitary Engineer Robert Lyden because Lyden paid for sex and met her multiple times using his county-issued cell phone and car during work hours pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Thursday.…

Changes suggested to reduce Ohio Medicaid fraud

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s auditor says the state can cut down on Medicaid fraud by verifying that home health care workers are where they say they are. Auditor……

Months later, Sarah Palin back as Fox News analyst

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin is rejoining Fox News Channel. The network said Thursday that the former Republican vice presidential candidate has signed on as a contributor to Fox and the Fox Business Network. Her first appearance…

Tunisia rapper gets 2 years prison for police song

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — A Tunisian court convicted on Thursday a rap artist for insulting police with a song calling them dogs and sentenced him to two years in prison, his lawyer said. The verdict comes as Tunisia’s…

The Replacements to reunite for at least 3 shows

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twenty-two years after breaking up, The Replacements are reuniting for at least three shows. The celebrated 1980s alt-rockers say they’ll play at Riot Fest in Toronto, Chicago and Denver. Exact dates haven’t been announced, but…

Grocers allege potato group pumped up spud prices

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A U.S. wholesale grocer says America’s potato farmers are running an illegal price-fixing scheme, driving up spud prices while spying on farmers with satellites to enforce strict limits on how many tubers they can…

Israel military faces new Facebook fiasco

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military is looking more and more like “Girls Gone Wild.” A new video has surfaced on YouTube showing a group of female soldiers dancing suggestively around a rifle in what appears to be…