3rd suspect in Steelers stabbing is caught in Fla.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a third suspect in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams has been captured in Florida. Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard says 26-year-old Jerrell Whitlock of Pittsburgh was arrested Friday morning…

Flag-bearing skydivers swoop into Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five skydivers bearing enormous American flags have landed in a field next to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to celebrate Flag……

Prince Philip ‘much better,’ says Prince Charles

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has visited his his father Prince Philip in the hospital and reported that he is doing much better following his abdominal surgery. Philip, who earlier this week spent his 92nd birthday in the…

The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft and Sony offered new details this week on the game consoles they will start selling before the holiday shopping season. The Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 will join Nintendo’s Wii U, which…

2nd victim dies after blast at La. chemical plant

GONZALES, La. (AP) — A second victim of an explosion at a south Louisiana chemical plant died Friday, while federal authorities opened an investigation to determine the cause of the deadly blast. Scott Thrower, 47, of St. Amant,…

Calif. Legislature passes $96.3B Democratic budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Legislature began passing California’s massive state spending plan Friday amid sharp divisions over whether the compromise struck by Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown will further the state’s recovery or eventually return the state…

DNA samples could solve Fla reform school mystery

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Researchers from took DNA samples from family members of boys who died decades ago at a now-defunct Florida reform school to try to help solve the mystery of which bodies were buried on the…

By arming Syria rebels, US drawn into proxy war

President Barack Obama’s decision to begin arming Syria’s rebels deepens U.S. involvement in a regional proxy war that is increasingly being fought along sectarian lines, pitting Sunni against Shiite Muslims, and threatening the stability of Syria’s neighbors. Arming…

Conn. chimp victim is denied $150M state lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman disfigured in a chimpanzee attack has been denied permission to sue the state. Charla Nash’s family sought permission to sue Connecticut for $150 million but was denied Friday by state Claims…

Ohio AG: New evidence checked in kidnapping case

CLEVELAND (AP) — Investigators say they are checking new evidence to determine if there were additional victims of a Cleveland man charged with kidnapping three women and raping them during a decade of home imprisonment. Ohio Attorney General…

Key differences in the 2014 defense policy bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are key differences in the sweeping defense policy bills moving through the Republican-led House and the Democratic-run Senate. Here’s a look at disparities between legislation approved Friday by the House and a bill passed…

Ohio AG: New evidence checked in kidnapping case

CLEVELAND (AP) — Investigators say they are checking new evidence to determine if there were additional victims of a Cleveland man charged with kidnapping three wome……

Change of plea hearing for Ohio gun suspect

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A judge has scheduled a change of plea hearing for an alleged neo-Nazi sympathizer charged with illegally possessing an arsenal of weapons. An FBI a……

Where to invest in an uncertain market

NEW YORK (AP) — The investment landscape can be a scary place. This year’s stock market surge has stalled and the market is too choppy to provide any sort of reassurance. Savings accounts earn practically nothing. Bonds, a…

Blackhawks fever infects fans who’re fuzzy on game

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks sweaters are commonplace around the city these days — though not all wearers realize that’s what hockey players and die-hard fans call those “jerseys.” As the Blackhawks have a 1-0 lead in the…

2nd victim dies after blast at La. chemical plant

GONZALES, La. (AP) — Officials from the south Louisiana chemical plant where an explosion and fire killed one worker and injured dozens say a crew is securing equipment and making sure the plant is shut down properly. The…

Homemade explosives found after NY apartment blast

SPRINGWATER, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities say a man who was stockpiling homemade bombs is in custody following an explosion inside his apartment. Investigators say they believe Joseph Martino was drying explosive material in his oven Thursday…

Marines land Osprey aircraft on Japanese ship

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft is expected to make an unprecedented landing on a Japanese naval vessel off the California coast. The tilt-rotor aircraft is scheduled to fly Friday from San Diego…

Bassist Kim Deal leaves the Pixies

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Deal is no longer part of the Pixies. The band announced Friday on its Facebook page that the 52-year-old bassist has decided to leave the Boston-based group after 25 years. The remaining members…