APNewsBreak: Mogul to pay $2.5M in settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook billionaire Sean Parker’s lavish, $10-million Big Sur wedding just got even more expensive. The California Coastal Commission and Parker on Monday said they have reached a $2.5 million settlement to pay for coastal…

Man charged, sought in death of central Pa. woman

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are seeking a suspect in the murder of a woman whose body was found tied up with pink duct tape in her central Pennsylvania home. Police in Yor……

Colleagues stunned by loss of storm chasers

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — Colleagues of storm-chasing guru Tim Samaras said Monday they were stunned that someone so careful would be among the first researchers killed while pursuing tornadoes. Samaras, his son Paul, a videographer, and Carl Young,…

Jennifer Lopez goes off-camera for new TV drama

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez isn’t on screen for the debut of her new TV series, but she will be on Twitter. Lopez is an executive producer of ABC Family’s drama “The Fosters,” which debuts at 9…

Pa. Senate advances bills on teacher misconduct

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two bills are advancing in the state Legislature are designed to expand requirements that are in place to protect schoolchildren from potentia……

Rep. McCarthy to undergo cancer treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Carolyn McCarthy says she will undergo treatment for lung cancer. The New York Democrat serving her eighth term said Monday in a statement that treatment will begin soon and that she looks forward to…

Former RNC chair Steele eyeing Md. governor’s race

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele says he is considering running for Maryland governor in 2014. Steele told MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Monday that “we’re looking at it,” when asked if he…
Alaina Hoolihan

Dancer Lands TV Role

A Howland teen's dancing skill has landed her a recurring role on a new television series on VH-1. …

Beckham tours Miami stadiums; city hopes for team

MIAMI (AP) — Soccer star David Beckham may be setting his sights on a new sports venture: a professional soccer team in Miami. The newly retired Beckham toured Sun Life and Florida International University stadiums and met with…

Man hunting for pythons finds mysterious jewelry

MIAMI (AP) — Like most people who signed up for Florida’s official Burmese python hunt last winter, Mark Rubinstein slogged a couple times through the Everglades without ever seeing one of the elusive snakes. Something else caught his…

Questions, answers about Manning’s WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — After more than three years in jail, U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is on trial for leaking a massive amount of classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Here are some questions and…

US proposes labeling some nonbanks threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have proposed a group of firms that aren’t banks to be deemed potential threats to the financial system that need stricter government oversight. The regulators didn’t name the firms or say how many…
Neshannock's softball team advances to the PIAA State Quarterfinals after defeating Elk County Catholic Monday afternoon.

Neshannock Girls Move to State Quarterfinals

Neshannock's softball team cruised in the opening round of the state tournament defeating Elk County Catholic, 9-1, Monday afternoon at Hampton High School. …

Mississippi man indicted in poisoned letters case

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials, according to an indictment made public Monday. The 5-count indictment charges 41-year-old James…

Texas man reaches plea deal in pipeline blast case

PLANO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who has described himself as a political activist pleaded guilty Monday to trying to blow up a natural gas pipeline with a homemade bomb last year in a Dallas suburb. Anson…

Does ‘After Earth’ end reign of Mr. Box Office?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It used to be that if a summer flick starred Will Smith, it was a guaranteed moneymaker, but the actor’s latest film opened with a thud. “After Earth,” a futuristic action-adventure co-starring Smith’s 14-year-old…

White House promises veto of GOP spending plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has stepped in with a veto threat against a House GOP plan to advance a round of 2014 spending bills that would ease sequester-imposed cuts on the Pentagon while forcing even deeper…

Ohio State president won’t address Catholic grads

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University’s president has withdrawn as commencement speaker for a parochial high school after being reprimanded for making disparaging remarks about Notre Dame, Catholics and the Southeastern Conference. Gordon Gee (ghee) had been…

AP Source: Obama nominating 3 to US appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to name three nominees to the influential federal appeals court in Washington, a White House official said Monday, setting up a Senate battle with Republicans who say the court that issues…