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Gunfight in Libya’s eastern city leaves 7 dead

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A health official in Libya’s second largest city of Benghazi says seven people have been killed in clashes between protesters and former rebels aligned with the military. The doctor in Benghazi’s main hospital said…
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Businesses Damaged by Gunfire

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Fur Flies in Salem

Forever Safe Farm Animal Education Center prepared its animals for the summer months.…

2 killed in central Pa. minivan crash identified

WILLOW STREET, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in central Pennsylvania have released the names of two men killed in the crash of a minivan in Lancaster County. Police said the ve……

Key dates for gay-rights movement in US

Some important events in the history of the gay-rights movement in the United States: 1950: Mattachine Society, widely considered first national gay rights organization, is formed. 1957: Frank Kameny is fired from job as government astronomer because he’s…

In 50 years, huge strides for gay-rights movement

Go back 50 years in time. Homosexuality was deemed a mental disorder by the nation’s psychiatric authorities, and gay sex was a crime in every state but Illinois. Federal workers could be fired merely for being gay. Today,…

OH school shooting victims’ mothers: money denied

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Mothers of teens killed in a northeast Ohio school shooting have testified that a charity denied them money from a trust fund set up to help the victi……
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Cleanup Crews Continue Work

Cleanup crews returned to the site of an oil spill in the Mahoning River to continue work.…

Gay pride parade march for NBA’s Jason Collins

BOSTON (AP) — NBA veteran Jason Collins has marched in Boston’s gay pride parade with Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III, his onetime roommate at Stanford University. Collins wore a T-shirt that read (hash)BeTrue when he joined thousands of…

AEG exec, lawyer spar in Jackson trial’s 6th week

A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court in the week ahead:…

Italy protests Vienna pub making fun of mob’s dead

ROME (AP) — Italy has complained to Austrian authorities about a Vienna pub selling Panini named after Mafia bosses as well as other sandwiches that make light of Italians slain by Sicilian mobsters. The foreign ministry said Saturday…

Candidate vows to reset Iran’s foreign ties

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s former top nuclear negotiator, a candidate in next week’s presidential elections, says he will reset Iran’s economy and reverse President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s foreign policy directions if elected. Addressing a campaign rally in Tehran…

Dad sentenced for abducting kids, stealing yacht

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco man has been sentenced to three years in jail for abducting his two young children and taking them away on a stolen yacht. Forty-three-year-old Christopher Maffei was sentenced Friday in…

Free gun initiative begins in Houston neighborhood

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston resident Cheryl Strain’s inexperience with guns was apparent as she struggled to load shells into a 20-gauge shotgun. Over the piercing blasts of gunfire in the shooting range, Strain’s instructor, Dan Blackford, patiently directed…

Convicted NY killer’s golf art masks caged reality

ATTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Valentino Dixon’s colored pencil drawings evoke carefree days on the links, dewy greens, open spaces, fresh air enlivened by flowers and crisply trimmed fairways. But the artist has never set foot on a golf…