La. inmates sentenced to life in 2011 kidnapping

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Louisiana inmates were sentenced to life in prison on Thursday in the kidnapping death of an Ohio businessman abducted from a hotel in Mississippi during a 2011 crime spree. Darian Pierce and Ricky…

McDonald’s CEO: I lost weight by being more active

NEW YORK (AP) — They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp.’s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his “butt up”…

Cuban blogger Sanchez back after world tour

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is heading back to the island after a more than three-month globetrotting tour that analysts say significantly raised her international profile. Sanchez has traveled to more than a dozen countries…

How the AP-WE tv poll was conducted

The Associated Press-WE tv poll on the changing American family and having children was conducted May 15-23 and is based on interviews of 1,277 adults 18-49, including 298 women ages 18-49 who have never married and have children…
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New Garden Dedicated

A recent addition to Stambaugh Auditorium has made the treasured landmark even lovelier. …

US VP Biden wraps up first leg of Brazil visit

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up his visit to Rio de Janeiro with a visit to a slum before traveling to Brasilia for a Friday meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.…

Head-on collision in southeastern Arizona kills 4

DOUGLAS, Ariz. (AP) — A head-on collision between two vehicles on a highway in southeastern Arizona has left four people dead and four injured. The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a van and a pickup truck collided…

Ex-campaign staffer indicted in email scandal

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a former campaign manager of New Mexico’s governor for computer hacking that allowed him to receive email sent by the Republican governor, her staffers and supporters. U.S.…

Damaged cruise ship to be repaired by mid-July

BALTIMORE (AP) — Royal Caribbean says a cruise ship damaged by fire during a trip from Baltimore to the Bahamas is expected to be back in service by mid-July. Company spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez says in an email Thursday…

Secret Service: Letter to White House intercepted

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service said Thursday that a suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama and similar to the ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted by a White House mail screening…

Ohio St president jabs Notre Dame, Catholics, SEC

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The president of Ohio State University said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten because the university’s priests are not good partners, joking that “those damn Catholics” can’t be trusted, according…

‘Kai the hitchhiker’ in NJ to face murder charges

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A man who gained Internet fame as “Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker” says he’s not guilty of a murder charge. Caleb McGillivary is being held in a New Jersey jail after he waived extradition following…

US Marshals auction scammer’s diamond, other loot

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Want to own a 5-carat diamond from a Texas scammer? The jumbo jewel and other treasures confiscated by the U.S. Marshals Service are up for auction in Las Vegas this weekend. Buyers can preview…
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2013 HS Football Coaching Changes

Rich Wright (Wellsville) and Jim Wildman (Sharon) return to the coaching ranks after much success in their first go around. …

Bette Midler’s 1-woman show recoups investment

NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is officially box office gold — her one-woman Broadway show has recouped its $2.4 million investment in just over eight weeks. On Broadway for the first time in 30 years, Midler is…

Pa. man pleads guilty to assaulting 3 Mennonites

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to charges he robbed and assaulted three elderly Mennonite sisters. The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reports (http://bit.ly/1aEbhbL ) 24-year-old Dereck Taylor Holt on Thursday blamed a prescription…

11 vanish from Mexico City bar in suspected kidnap

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Anguished relatives say 11 young people were kidnapped in broad daylight from a Mexico City bar, just 20 days after the grandson of civil rights leader Malcolm X was beaten to death at a…

DC marks Superman’s 75th anniversary with logo

What to get Superman for his 75th birthday? DC Entertainment’s starting with a new logo. The company, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, unveiled the new logo in honor of Superman’s 75th anniversary. It ties in the iconic character’s…

Lawyer: UK envoys sought suspect release in Kenya

MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — British diplomats recommended that a British man detained in Kenya 2 ½ years ago on suspicion of attempting to join Islamic fighters in Somalia be freed, the lawyer who represented him said Thursday. The…
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Ozone Air Quality Alert For Pa.

The Department of Environmental Protection has issued an ozone air quality alert for much of Pennsylvania.…