New NYC ads warn about sweet tea, energy drinks

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s campaign to cut consumption of sugary drinks now features ads warning people about sweet teas, sports and energy drinks and fruit-flavored beverages. The city health department launched the TV and bus…

Storm chasing critical, profitable and dangerous

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While most people hunker down when a tornado approaches, a growing contingent heads for the prairies, be they scientists hoping to protect the public from a twister’s fury or amateurs armed with little more…

Shares of Merck, Bristol jump on cancer drug news

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Experimental drugs that help the immune system detect otherwise-invisible cancer cells shrank tumors and extended the lives of patients with advanced melanoma, according to early research some analysts are hailing as an approach that…
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Man Missing in Mercer County

Douglas Kerr was last seen riding a maroon-colored bicycle about 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Mercer area. …

US puts bounties on West African terror suspects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is for the first time offering rewards for tips on the whereabouts of the leaders of four West African terrorist groups. The State Department announced on Monday that it was offering up…

Jury finds for Ohio teacher fired while pregnant

CINCINNATI (AP) — A jury has sided with a teacher who sued a Catholic archdiocese in Ohio, saying it violated anti-discrimination laws by firing her after she became pregnant via artificial insemination. The federal jury on Monday found…

Prince Philip unwell, misses palace reception

LONDON (AP) — Royal officials say Britain’s Prince Philip has missed a gala reception at the last minute because he has fallen ill. Buckingham Palace officials say Philip was “unwell,” but added that he will attend a service…

Stocks indexes end higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are ending higher on Wall Street as traders hope that the Federal Reserve won’t move quickly to pull back on its economic stimulus. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ended up nine…

Pitt says Muse provides perfect soundtrack to film

LONDON (AP) — Brad Pitt wants the music for “World War Z” to be much more than a footnote. Pitt says that while making the zombie flick, out on June 21, he wanted the film’s soundtrack to have…

Obama orders new economic sanctions on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the U.S. is levying new sanctions on Iran to ramp up the pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program. President Barack Obama signed an executive order aimed at eroding Iran’s economy.…

Senate votes on small changes to int’l food aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to vote on modest changes to the way international food aid is delivered. But the measure is a much scaled-back version of the overhaul proposed by President Barack Obama earlier this…

Woman gets prison for $260K theft from OH village

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing public money from the southwest Ohio village where she worked collecting traffic fines. A j……

Man rips shirt off Dunkin’ Donuts worker in Pa.

READING, Pa. (AP) — Police are looking for a man who became upset in the drive-thru of a Dunkin’ Donuts in eastern Pennsylvania, walked into the store shirtless a……

Egyptian politicians: Sabotage Ethiopia’s new dam

CAIRO (AP) — Politicians meeting with Egypt’s president have proposed hostile acts against Ethiopia, including backing rebels and carrying out sabotage, to stop it from building a massive dam over the Nile River. Some of the politicians attending…
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Electric VW Visits Area

The team at Mind Drive, an afterschool project to help inner city kids in Kansas City, brought the car revamped to be completely electric to the area on Monday on their way to Washington D.C.…

Actress Pia Zadora arrested over bedtime tiff

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Singer-actress Pia Zadora was arrested at her Las Vegas home over the weekend over a rapidly escalating attempt to impose a bedtime on her teenage son. A police report released Monday says the disturbance…

Prosecutor: Manning let secrets into enemy hands

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Pfc. Bradley Manning put U.S. military secrets into the hands of Osama bin Laden himself, prosecutors said Monday as the Army intelligence analyst went on trial over the biggest leak of classified material…

4th man charged in Pa. home invasion, slaying

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have charged a fourth man in the slaying of a man found shot in the back on the side of a road shortly after he was abducted from his Phila……