Man charged with shooting wife at Texas base

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a federal criminal complaint against a man suspected of shooting his common-law wife on Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Alvin Roundtree is in custody Tuesday. His wife is in stable…

Elderly Pa. woman targeted in Rite-Aid scam

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police are warning of a scam involving a phony sweepstakes in which callers tell victims they’ve won money through the Rite-Aid drug store chain. Troopers say they’ve been alerted by Rite-Aid officials…

Holmes sanity test team likely will have 3 members

DENVER (AP) — Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes can wear civilian clothes instead of a jail uniform at his trial, a judge said in a ruling made public Tuesday. Requiring Holmes to wear a jail uniform would…

Bengals’ Jones pleads not guilty to assault charge

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones pleaded not guilty Tuesday to an assault charge after police say he hit a woman at a nightclub last week. The 29-year-old Jones’ plea came a day after he…

Ohio group wants Medicaid issue restored in budget

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of expanding the Medicaid program to include more low-income people are urging Ohio lawmakers to restore the proposal to the state bu……

Calif. college student held in alleged murder plot

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A University of California, Riverside, student has pleaded not guilty to soliciting an ex-boyfriend’s beating and murder by another boyfriend, who secretly recorded the alleged plot. Barbara Wu, 21, entered pleas May 31 to…

Expert: Belcher child better off with 1 caregiver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A child psychology expert says the 9-month-old daughter of a Kansas City Chiefs player who fatally shot the baby’s mother and then himself should have just one primary caregiver. Carrie Contey, a human…

Yemen government says attacks behind power outage

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s government says attacks on power lines are behind a widespread outage that has left several provinces and the country’s capital without electricity. Yemen is the Arab world’s most impoverished nation and experiences frequent…

SF supervisor wants flexible work law

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco businesses would be required to offer parents and caregivers flexible work schedules under a proposal a city supervisor wants to take before voters in November. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/109lBt0) that…

Officials: Woman approaches kids with chain saw

WINFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman is accused of trying to scare children by approaching them with a chain saw while wearing a ski mask. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department says Lynn Marie Herzog of Winfield, Mo.,…

Calif. readies for possible return of gay marriage

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Planning a party for thousands of people would be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Now imagine trying to pull off such a gathering without knowing what day it should happen or if…

Obama wishes ‘speedy recovery’ for ailing Mandela

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is wishing for a “speedy recovery” for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela. The 94-year-old Mandela is currently in a Johannesburg hospital, receiving treatment for a recurring lung infection. White House…

A look at those killed, wounded in Santa Monica

Five people died and others were wounded when John Zawahri armed himself with a semi-automatic rifle and went on a shooting rampage Friday in Santa Monica, Calif. The carnage ended when police shot the 23-year-old to death in…

Diocese won’t reinstate fired gay Ohio teacher

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The superintendent for a Roman Catholic Diocese has declined to reinstate a gay teacher who is challenging her firing by a Catholic school. Lucia……

Holmes can wear civilian clothes at murder trial

DENVER (AP) — Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes will be allowed to wear civilian clothing at his trial. A judge’s order made public Tuesday granted a request from Holmes’ attorneys that he not be required to wear…

CBOE paying $6M to settle SEC charges on oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The largest U.S. options exchange has agreed to pay a $6 million penalty to settle federal charges that it failed in its duty to enforce trading rules. The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that…

News Corp shareholders approve split

NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. says its shareholders have approved a plan to split into two publicly traded companies. The company says approval came with an overwhelming majority of support. It did not immediately break down vote…

Court hears arguments on NYC’s big soda ban

NEW YORK (AP) — A state appeals court is considering whether to allow New York City to ban oversized sodas and other large sugary drinks at city restaurants as part of its war on diabetes and obesity. The…

California city lets residents set part of budget

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California city that emerged from bankruptcy two years ago is trying a novel approach to setting part of its budget: having the public decide. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on Tuesday (http://bit.ly/192uwNc…

Hepatitis A linked to frozen berries sickens 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states. The CDC said…