Pa. teen arrested after fetus found at school

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police in central Pennsylvania say a 19-year-old faces charges and is being held on $1 million bail after giving birth in a bathroom at her high sch……

UN: April deadliest month in Iraq since June 2008

BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations mission to Iraq says more people were killed in violent attacks across the country in April than in any other month since June 2008. The U.N. figures released on Thursday underscore concerns…

Ohio leads US in claims for metal thefts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new report says Ohio leads the nation in insurance claims for metal thefts. A National Insurance Crime Bureau report released Wednesday showed……

Pakistan’s lead prosecutor in Bhutto case killed

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A spokesman for Pakistan’s top election body says authorities plan to deploy over 600,000 security personnel during next week’s parliamentary election to prevent possible Taliban attacks. Spokesman Khursheed Alam said on Thursday that the figure…

Music City mourns country legend George Jones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thousands of fans are expected to join some of country music’s biggest stars in mourning George Jones. The late country music superstar’s funeral will be held Thursday morning at the Grand Ole Opry House…

Tree falls on commuter train in suburban Philly

WALLINGFORD, Pa. (AP) — Transit officials in suburban Philadelphia say a tree fell on a commuter train, but no one was hurt. It happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday in Wall……

Early Hollywood superstar Deanna Durbin dies at 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deanna Durbin, a star whose songs and smile made her one of the biggest box office draws of Hollywood’s Golden Age with fans that included Winston Churchill, has died. Durbin died on about April…

US calls for NKorea amnesty for sentenced American

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A Korean American detained for six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for “hostile acts” against the state, the North’s media said Thursday — a move…

National Mall overhaul draws $10M gift from VW

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plans to overhaul neglected sites on Washington’s National Mall with lakeside gardens, grassy amphitheaters and restaurants with views of the nation’s memorials are getting a boost from a German carmaker. Volkswagen of America announced a…

Fire forces evacuation of campus, homes in Calif

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a home in rural Southern California is 40 percent contained but winds are kicking up and could make hard work for hundreds of firefighters battling it. Riverside County fire spokeswoman…

Murder-suicide of 3 ailing in Calif. investigated

HACIENDA HEIGHTS, Calif. (AP) — Every morning, Jim Crabtree said he would wake up, wash and dress his wife who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, and drop her off at his parents’ home so he could go to work.…

Ky. child shooting part of urban-rural gun debate

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As Stephanie Sparks cleaned the kitchen, her 5-year-old son, Kristian, began playing with a rifle he was given last year. She stepped out onto the front porch, poured grease out of a frying pan…

Prosecutor in Arias case set for closing arguments

PHOENIX (AP) — The prosecutor in Jodi Arias’ murder trial was set to present closing arguments Thursday in a case that has captured headlines worldwide with lurid tales of sex, lies and a bloody killing. Arias faces a…

Police, politicians push surveillance post-Boston

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and politicians across the U.S. are pointing to the example of surveillance video that was used to help identify the Boston Marathon bombing suspects as a reason to get more electronic eyes on…

New documentary examines the lives of porn stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ever wonder what makes young, pretty, “good” girls pursue careers in porn? So did Deborah Anderson, that’s why she made a documentary and fine-art photography book on the subject. “Aroused” opens in select theaters…

May Day activists cheer state immigration laws

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As Congress debates the first national immigration overhaul in decades, a state-level push advancing rights for people in the U.S. illegally has picked up momentum across the country. Among the patchwork changes to state…

Bangladesh official: Disaster not ‘really serious’

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rescuers found more bodies in the concrete debris of a collapsed garment factory building Thursday and authorities say it may take another five days to clear the rubble. In addition to the 433 confirmed…

Navy unveils squadron of manned, unmanned craft

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — The Navy is inaugurating its first squadron with unmanned aircraft, formally adopting drone technology amid debate over its growing use in warfare. Military officials will launch the maritime strike squadron called “Magicians” on Thursday…

Miss. ricin-letters case headed to grand jury

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first time James Everett Dutshcke’s name came up in court regarding ricin-laced letters sent to President Barack Obama and others, he wasn’t the man charged in the case. And it was a defense…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Thursday, May 02, 2013. A strong Spring storm will move out of the Rockies and into the Plains on Thursday, bringing weather more appropriate for Winter to some areas. Winter Storm Warnings will remain…