‘The Testament of Mary’ to close this Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Testament of Mary,” which earned three Tony Award nominations, won’t be around next month when they’re handed out. Producers said the one-woman show by Colm Toibin that imagines the Virgin Mary’s life after…
Prostitution Arrest

US: Women in NY, NJ forced into sex 25 times a day

NEW YORK (AP) — The young Mexican women were driven to rural New Jersey, where their handlers used threats to make them have sex with 25 farmworkers a day. Or they were confined to dingy brothels in the…
ANONYMOUS

Man tied to hacking group Anonymous back in court

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who once acted as a de facto spokesman for the hacking group Anonymous has new attorneys who say the case against him raises questions about free speech and Internet freedom. Barrett Brown…
All-American-Conference

All-American Conference to Expand

Update Six teams have been officially invited to join the All-American Conference, which expands the conference to a total of twenty-one teams. …

Chevron announces possible regional HQ

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron says it plans to buy 61 acres of land near Pittsburgh for possible use as a new regional headquarters. Chevron’s Appalachian unit anno……

US institute: NKorea reactor nearing completion

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S.-based institute says North Korea is nearing completion of a light-water reactor that’s intended to generate electricity but could add to concern over its nuclear program. Satellite photos, the latest taken this month, show…

Official: Arrested student entered US without visa

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal law enforcement official says one of the students from Kazakhstan arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings was allowed to return to the United States this year despite not having a valid student…

Dry winter, warming trend foretell wildfire danger

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two small wildfires in California’s wine country this week could be a harbinger of a nasty summer fire season across the West. Officials with the National Interagency Fire Center said Wednesday a dry winter…

Wash. inmate being tried for prison guard killing

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state inmate is standing trial on charges he strangled a corrections officer to death with an amplifier cord in the chapel. The aggravated murder trial began Wednesday in Everett for Byron Scherf,…

Pink Floyd poser arrested for theft by swindle

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A man is accused of pretending to be a member of rock band Pink Floyd at a Minnesota hospital — and racking up as much as $100,000 in unpaid medical bills. Police say…

Texas man convicted in killing yells at judge

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The start of the trial penalty phase for a Houston man convicted of killing a 79-year-old bystander during a shooting rampage outside a courthouse was delayed Wednesday by his angry outbursts. “Where’s the American…

Review: ‘Love Is All You Need’? That’s all you get

The message behind most romantic comedies is the simple-minded sentiment that love is all you need. So when Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier takes that title for a departure from somber drama to romance, you might expect her to…

Unemployment rates fall in 90 pct. of US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs. The Labor Department says…
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Kirkland's Leaving Mall

Home interior retailer Kirkland's announced Wednesday it will be moving out of the Southern Park Mall. …

Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers…

Ore. trailer park bomb capable of 100-yard blast

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — A pipe bomb discovered by two Eastern Oregon women had a potential blast radius of at least 100 yards and might have damaged a trailer home park if it had exploded, an Oregon State…

Twinkle’s Kitchen | Spicy Strawberry-Lime Salsa

It’s beginning to look a lot like salsa season! With just a little work you can create colorful, tangy, hot and even sweet concoctions that are not only healthy, but also daringly delicious.

PepsiCo pulls Mountain Dew ad after criticism

NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo is once again learning the risks of celebrity partnerships after an ad for Mountain Dew was criticized for portraying racial stereotypes and making light of violence toward women. The soda and snack food…

Ore. shooter bought 6 boxes of ammo before attack

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The man who killed two people and wounded another at a suburban Oregon mall bought more than 100 rounds of ammunition in the days before the December attack. That information is in a 926-page…