New trial ordered in 1992 Pa. murder-for-hire case

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An evenly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling ordering a new trial for a man who has been on death row in what prosec……

Woman who reported finding baby on beach arrested

HONOLULU (AP) — A day after a woman reported finding an abandoned newborn crying in the sand on a Hawaii beach, police arrested her and revealed she’s the baby’s mother. Keala Simeona, 21, of Honolulu, was arrested Tuesday…

Kansas school apologies to Airman in prom dispute

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas high school principal who barred a member of the Air Force from escorting his sister to prom has apologized to him in an attempt to quell a firestorm that’s been fueled by…

Murder charge filed in fatal Pa. bridge collision

READING, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Pennsylvania have filed a murder charge against a man accused of having deliberately driven his car into another vehicle on……

Search suspended for British man in Pacific Ocean

HONOLULU (AP) — Rescue crews have stopped searching for a British man who fell overboard from a troubled sailboat in the Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Coast Guard says the search for Luke Stimson was suspended Tuesday, pending any…
Brookfield mock crash

School Holds Mock Crash

On Tuesday, some students in Brookfield got a first-hand look at what impact impaired driving can have on people's lives.…

State Department hits Raytheon with $8M penalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American defense company Raytheon has agreed to an $8 million settlement for violating U.S. arms control regulations. The State Department says it reached the agreement with Raytheon after uncovering numerous violations. The violations included…

US regulators looking at dealing with social media

WASHINGTON (AP) — A week after hackers broke into The Associated Press’ Twitter feed and roiled financial markets, federal regulators say they need to find ways to deal with the impact of social media. Members of the Commodity…

Review: ‘Iron Man 3′ loaded down by heavy metal

In the galaxy of big-screen superheros — a rather glum lot — Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man is the snappy one. He’s the sarcastic, motor-mouthed, preening, self-referential do-gooder, as opposed to all those self-serious crusaders. No matter how…

Uncle: Family to claim Boston bomb suspect’s body

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Relatives of the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said Tuesday. Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body has been at the medical examiner’s…

RI gay marriage bill headed to final vote

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island appears poised to become the nation’s 10th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry after a legislative panel voted Tuesday to forward same-sex marriage legislation to the full House for…

Obama vows again to close prison at Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday renewed his pledge to close the prison for terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but the impediments that have thwarted him thus far remain. At a White House news conference,…

Pittsburgh council to spend $1M on crime cameras

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh City Council plans to spend $1.1 million on surveillance cameras and gunshot detectors for a crime-ridden neighborhood. Council me……

Justice Department OKs ousting Texas school board

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — State-appointed managers will take over the El Paso Independent School District after the U.S. Department of Justice said it won’t oppose ousting the locally elected school board in the wake of a testing…