Guatemala cracks down on anti-mine protests

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government declared a state of emergency and banned public gatherings Thursday in four townships east of the capital following clashes between police and anti-mining protesters. Several days of violent clashes between local…

Activist to be tried for insulting Egypt president

TANTA, Egypt (AP) — An Egyptian prosecutor says prominent activist Ahmed Douma has been arrested and immediately referred to trial for allegedly insulting the country’s president in comments he made on TV. There are a myriad of complaints…

Pa.’s housing agencies cutting staff, rent aid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s city and county housing authorities say they are absorbing federal funding cuts of about 10 percent, prompting them to s……

Juror: Landmark EEOC verdict in Iowa sends message

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A juror says she hoped to send a message by supporting a $240 million verdict in favor of 32 mentally disabled men who were abused by a Texas company. Robin Griebel of Davenport…

Ohio foreclosures down again in ’12

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court says the number of new mortgage foreclosures in the state was down in 2012 for the third consecutive year. The court said Thu……

Kane: Lottery deal likely to need legislative OK

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she’s unlikely to approve any proposal to privatize management of the Pennsylvania Lottery u……

US rate on 15-year mortgage at record 2.56 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. rate on the 15-year fixed mortgage fell to a new record low last week, and the rate on the 30-year fixed loan declined. Cheaper mortgages have encouraged more home-buying and refinancing. Mortgage…

Studios go direct to fans for social-media boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes you just can’t wait for Comic-Con — whether you’re a fan or a filmmaker. With the summer movie season now beginning in early May (“Iron Man 3″ opens Friday), studios are co-opting the…

AP Interview: New job for son of toppled shah

PARIS (AP) — The son of Iran’s toppled shah has a new job as spokesman for a nascent movement to press for free and fair elections in his homeland. Reza Pahlavi said Thursday that his Paris-based collective, the…

Stocks gain after unemployment claims fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising in early trading on Wall Street Thursday following encouraging news about the job market and higher profits from CBS, Facebook and other companies. Signs that hiring is picking up has been…
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Two Injured in Crash

Two people were injured Wednesday in a head-on crash in Lawrence County. …

Ferran Adria brings elBulli exhibition to London

LONDON (AP) — You’ve eaten at the restaurant — or probably you haven’t. Now visit the exhibition. Spanish chef Ferran Adria, the man behind the late, lamented elBulli restaurant, is bringing an exhibition dedicated to the art and…

Warrant: Pa. bus driver had mismatched pills

EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) — Police say in a search warrant that the driver of a rural western Pennsylvania transit bus for senior citizens and people with disabilities had pi……

Funeral set for Harrisburg Roman Catholic bishop

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A funeral is scheduled next week for Bishop Joseph McFadden of the Roman Catholic diocese of Harrisburg. The 65-year-0ld McFadden died unexpecte……

Credit-easing steps by central banks, at a glance

The European Central Bank cut its key interest rate Thursday by a quarter percentage point to a new all-time low of 0.5 percent, a move aimed at giving the eurozone economy a push as it struggles to get…
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West Middlesex Baseball Stats (5/1)

The Big Reds' pitching staff has been led by Michael Ginther, who has compiled 2 complete games and a 4-0 record so far this season.…

ICE probes human trafficking report at Va. home

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Immigration officials are investigating a report of human trafficking at a home owned by Saudi Arabia in northern Virginia. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Brandon Montgomery says agents went to the home in McLean…

Witherspoon: I panicked the night of my arrest

ATLANTA (AP) — Actress Reese Witherspoon recalls that she panicked and said “crazy things” the night she was arrested in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge. During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Witherspoon repeatedly apologized for…

Grand Canyon redesigns Bright Angel trailhead

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The start of one of the Grand Canyon’s most iconic and popular trails has been redesigned and now includes an etched rock sign marking the Bright Angel trailhead. The revamped area…

2 pounds of loose skin removed from fat Oregon dog

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Obie the formerly obese dachshund is recovering after surgery at an Oregon veterinary clinic that removed 2 1/2 pounds of loose skin. Owner Nora Vanatta told KGW (http://bit.ly/YdQvgy ) the surgery this week at…