Out with a whimper: Storms over in East, South

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The remnants of a violent storm that claimed 13 lives in Oklahoma sent punishing winds and torrential downpours to northern New England and a tornado to South Carolina. And there could be more coming,…

Leak probe latest big case for US prosecutors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ronald Machen and James Cole have pursued their share of headline-makers, taking on between the two of them an All-Star baseball pitcher, government contractors, members of Congress, a federal judge and a mayoral campaign. The…

Turkish PM, president at odds over protests

ISTANBUL (AP) — Violence has flared in Istanbul between a group of demonstrators and police on the fourth day of protests set off by a brutal police crackdown of a peaceful environmental protest. The private Dogan news agency…

Q&A: Questions and answers about the farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is considering a massive, five-year farm bill this week that would set policy for farm subsidies and food stamps. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about the nearly $100 billion-a-year bill:…

IRS woes grow with report of conference spending

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service, already under fire after officials disclosed that the agency targeted conservative groups, faces increased scrutiny because of an inspector general’s report that it spent about $50 million to hold at least…

Military seeks to temper military justice overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — American military commanders wield substantial power to discipline the troops they lead. But an epidemic of sexual assaults roiling the armed forces has Congress about to rein in that authority. The only question is by…

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 pr……

Chinese against sex abuse: Sleep with me, not kids

BEIJING (AP) — Suddenly all kinds of people in China are offering to sleep with the headmaster. The unusual outpouring is in response to a recent spate of sex abuse cases, including that of a school principal who…

Scientists warn Atlantic puffins in peril in US

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Atlantic puffin population is at risk in the United States, and there are signs the seabirds are in distress in other parts of the world. Scientists say the comical-looking seabirds have been dying…

Once-feared in Boston, Bulger about to face jurors

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly 16 years on the run and two years after his arrest on charges he played a role in 19 murders, James “Whitey” Bulger is about to face a jury. A judge will hold a…

Surprises, rap’s new class take over Summer Jam XX

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York City radio station Hot 97 celebrated its 20th annual Summer Jam concert with young rappers who are dominating the charts, a respected veteran hip-hop group and a slew of surprises. Lil…

More than 65 countries sign Arms Trade Treaty

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The first international treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade opens for signature Monday with some key arms sellers and buyers expected to be among several dozen nations that sign. The U.N. General Assembly…

Today in History

Today is Monday, June 3, the 154th day of 2013. There are 211 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 3, 1963, Pope John XXIII died at age 81, ending a relatively brief but…

Fire, locked doors kill 119 at China poultry plant

BEIJING (AP) — Reports say 43 people have died in a fire at a poultry farm in northeastern China. The official Xinghua News Agency says the fire broke out Monday morning, trapping workers inside sheds at the farm…

Group of Mormons joins Utah Pride Parade again

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For a second straight year, a large group of Mormons took part Sunday in the Utah Pride Parade in a show of support for the gay community. Some 400 people from the grassroots…

Manning attorney thanks supporters ahead of trial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The lawyer for an Army private who sent troves of classified material to WikiLeaks is thanking supporters who gathered outside Maryland’s Fort Meade ahead of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court-martial. David Coombs issued a…

Kim Kardashian reveals she and West having a girl

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West can pass down that leather skirt to his future child: He and Kim Kardashian are expecting a daughter. The big reveal of the baby’s sex came Sunday night on Kardashian’s E! reality…

Yothu Yindi frontman Mandawuy Yunupingu dies at 56

SYDNEY (AP) — Mandawuy Yunupingu, the former lead singer of Australian indigenous band Yothu Yindi and one of the country’s most famous Aborigines, has died at home in Australia. He was 56. Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard confirmed…
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Woman Attacked by Dog

A woman is in stable condition after being attacked by a dog Saturday in Wellsville. …