Boehner says he will support farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says he will vote for a wide-ranging farm bill headed to the House floor this month, a major boost for the five year, half-trillion dollar legislation that stalled in the House…

NE Pa. lawmaker settles trip-and-fall lawsuit

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania legislator has settled a trip-and-fall lawsuit involving an uneven sidewalk. State Rep. Marty Flynn was running fo……

Pa. company to weave Star Spangled Banner replica

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A company in eastern Pennsylvania is at work replicating the giant flag that inspired the U.S. national anthem. The Maryland Historical Society has co……

DA invokes Melvin to rebut sister Jane Orie appeal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney is quoting former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin in his response to an appeal filed by her sister — former state Se……

NSA leaker Snowden says he’s not avoiding justice

HONG KONG (AP) — The former CIA employee who leaked top-secret information about U.S. surveillance programs has said in a new interview in Hong Kong that he is not attempting to hide from justice there but is using…

Report: Rampant child abuse at ex-home in Vienna

An Austrian investigative commission says children at a former city-run home in Vienna were rampantly abused, both physically and sexually. The commission says some of the former wards of the home were raped and subjected to other forms…

US stock indexes head lower in afternoon trading

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is edging up Wednesday after two days of losses. Trading has turned choppy in the past three weeks as traders have started preparing for a time when the Federal Reserve and…

Soledad O’Brien joining HBO’s ‘Real Sports’

NEW YORK (AP) — Soledad O’Brien is joining her former “Today” show colleague Bryant Gumbel at HBO’s “Real Sports.” HBO said Wednesday that O’Brien will be a reporter on the monthly magazine show. Her first story, due later…

Judge sides with arrested Supreme Court protester

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of a protester arrested two years ago while demonstrating on the plaza of the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell’s ruling on Tuesday also declared unconstitutional…

Danish supermarket got drugs instead of bananas

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Drug traffickers back in Colombia must be going bananas over how their shipment ended up at Danish supermarkets and not on the streets. Police say employees at the supermarket chain Coop got a big…

Czechs present bicycle that can fly

PRAGUE (AP) — Is it a bike? Is it a plane? Three Czech companies have teamed up to make a prototype of an electric bicycle that successfully took off Wednesday inside an exhibition hall in Prague and landed…

Stock indexes open higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is getting off to a strong start after two days of losses. Markets have become more volatile in the past two weeks as global central banks prepare to ease back on…

Group wants to knit cover for Pa. Warhol bridge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andy Warhol’s art doesn’t often conjure warm and fuzzy images — but a proposed tribute to him just might. An arts group wants to cover a downtown Pittsburgh bridge named for Warhol with knitted blankets.…

Soap opera actress Maxine Stuart dies at 94

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Longtime soap opera actress Maxine Stuart has died at age 94. She had regular roles on “The Young and the Restless” and “The Edge of Night.” Her daughter, Chris Ann Maxwell, tells the Los…