Model, ‘Bama QB still dating but not engaged

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Model and reality TV actress Katherine Webb says she and the University of Alabama’s quarterback remain an item, but they’re not engaged. Webb tells The Associated Press that she is still dating AJ McCarron…

Skinheads questioned in deadly Paris brawl

PARIS (AP) — For years they operated in the shadows, but militant extreme-right groups have become increasingly visible in France. Since the death of a university student this week in a melee between skinheads and militant leftists, the…

Indians disappointed over Perez marijuana case

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians say the club is disappointed in hearing about the marijuana possession case against two-time All-Star closer Chris Perez. Gen……

234 years later, NH slaves are granted freedom

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has posthumously emancipated 14 slaves who fought in the Revolutionary War and asked state lawmakers for their freedom more than 230 years ago. A group of 20 slaves submitted a petition to…

Police in Vegas clear Canseco in sex assault case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas have cleared former baseball slugger Jose Canseco after an investigation of a woman’s rape claim. Officer Jose Hernandez said Friday that detectives closed the sexual assault case with a decision…

Equipment operator to be charged in Pa. collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A worker at a Salvation Army store adjacent to a building in the process of being torn down was sorting clothes when she heard rumbling and was suddenly buried, a lawyer for her said Friday…

Inauguration group donates funds for Latino arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Organizers of a concert celebrating Latino culture during President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are donating the event’s proceeds to help raise the national profile of Latino arts and culture. On Friday, actress Eva Longoria and…
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Iranian candidates quarrel over nuclear talks

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Eight candidates running in Iran’s June 14 presidential election disagree on how they would handle nuclear talks with world powers. The eight debated their views in a third, final TV debate on Friday. The…
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Men Guilty of Fraud

Two North Lima business owners were convicted in a $3.6 million check kiting scheme.…

Pa. missing person case now homicide investigation

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — A missing-person search has turned into a homicide investigation after human remains were found this week in a wooded area of north-central Pen……

Calif. serial killer Richard Ramirez dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California corrections officials say convicted serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the Night Stalker, has died. San Quentin State Prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson says the 53-year-old died Friday morning. He had recently been…
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Whole Foods reviewing language policy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Whole Foods Market has announced the company is reviewing its employee language policy after two New Mexico Spanish-speaking workers said they were suspended. Company spokeswoman Libba Letton said Friday that the Austin, Texas-based organic…

FDA finds fungus in drugs from Tennessee pharmacy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say they have found bacteria and fungus in drug vials from a Tennessee specialty pharmacy that recalled all of its injectable medicines last month. The Food and Drug Administration said in an…

Longtime Miami (Ohio) basketball coach Coles dies

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Longtime Miami (Ohio) basketball coach Charlie Coles, the school’s all-time leader in victories, died Friday at his Oxford, Ohio, home, the school said. He was 71. No cause of death was reported immediately, but…
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Obama defends gov't surveillance programs

President Barack Obama is defending his government’s secret surveillance, saying Congress has repeatedly authorized the collection of America’s phone records and U.S. internet use.

In South Africa, toilet talk turns political

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — It takes mudslinging to another level. This week, protesters tossed human excrement at a convoy carrying the leader of South Africa’s main opposition party, who seeks to court followers of the ruling African National Congress…

Calif. serial killer Richard Ramirez dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Ramirez, the notorious serial killer known as the Night Stalker, died early Friday in a hospital, a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation official said. Ramirez, 53, “passed away this morning,” San Quentin…

Whole Foods reviewing language policy amid NM flap

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Whole Foods Market is reviewing its employee language policy after two of its Spanish-speaking workers in New Mexico said they were suspended after complaining about it, a company spokeswoman said Friday. The Austin, Texas-based…

Retail, professional services drive May US hiring

The U.S. economy created 175,000 jobs in May, a solid month of hiring that was spread across a number of industries directly tied to the consumer. Retail hiring jumped by nearly 28,000 after a gain of 20,000 jobs…