Mother in UK forced 14-year-old to get pregnant

LONDON (AP) — A woman desperate for another child forced her 14-year-old daughter to get pregnant using syringes of donor sperm, a British judge said. In a ruling reported for the first time Monday, High Court judge Peter…

School, church official pleads in Pa. fetish case

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A former southwestern Pennsylvania school board member and church official has pleaded guilty to corruption of minors and unlawful conduct with……

Ohio authorities say 1 killed in apartment blaze

FAIRFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Firefighters say one person has died in an early morning apartment complex fire in southwest Ohio. Investigators say several other families ha……

Watchdog: 5 sailors kidnapped off Nigeria coast

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — An anti-piracy watchdog says five sailors have been kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta. The International Maritime Bureau said in a note Monday that the five sailors had been kidnapped Thursday…

Body found in NW Pa. ID’d as missing Scout leader

WARREN, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says a body found in a northwestern Pennsylvania creek over the weekend has been identified as that of a missing pastor and Boy Scout leader.……

Man found shot dead on street near Harrisburg bar

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police in Harrisburg are searching for a suspect after a man was found fatally shot on a street near a bar where he had been involved in an altercati……

US consumers boost spending 0.2 pct. last month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans kept increasing their spending in March and their income grew, further indication that consumers are shaking off higher taxes. The Commerce Department said Monday that consumer spending rose 0.2 percent in March from February.…

Oil inches up above $93 despite US growth letdown

Oil prices pushed back above $93 per barrel Monday as sentiment in financial markets was shored up by the formation of an Italian government and expectations of an interest rate reduction from the European Central Bank later this…

Adichie focuses on Nigeria’s present for new novel

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The traffic is there, grinding life to a halt as the middle class pound out messages on BlackBerry mobile phones and worry about Facebook. The heat, the sweat and the daily tragedy of unclaimed…

Valley fever spurs call to close 2 Calif. prisons

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state’s efforts to stop the rapid spread of valley fever through two Central California prisons have been so ineffectual that it should stop placing prisoners there, a medical expert told a federal judge…

Police ID 2 jailed in foiled W. Pa. eatery heist

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Police have identified two robbery suspects arrested after investigators say they were tackled by customers and the owner of a western Pennsylvan……

Most South Koreans to leave North Korean factory

PAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday approved the withdrawal of most of the remaining South Korean personnel at a jointly run industrial park in the North, South Korean officials said, with a final seven set…

Aircraft crash in Afghanistan kills 7

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A civilian cargo aircraft crashed at Bagram Air Field, north of the Afghan capital, soon after takeoff on Monday, killing all seven people aboard, the U.S.-led military coalition said. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility…

Excited cheetah grazes face of Botswana president

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An overexcited cheetah jumped up from behind a fence and scratched the face of Botswana’s President Ian Khama, causing minor injuries, the southern African leader’s spokesman said Monday. It was “a freak accident, not an…
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Christie: Obama ‘kept every promise’ on storm aid

HIGHLANDS, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie said Monday that President Barack Obama “has kept every promise he’s made” about helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy. Hours later, Obama’s housing secretary approved New Jersey’s plans to spend…

Closings expected in Philly drug kingpin’s trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Closing arguments are expected in the case of a convicted Philadelphia drug kingpin charged in the deaths of 11 people, including six in the 2004 fi……

Rep. King questions Moscow’s cooperation with FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the House Homeland Security Committee says the FBI would have carried out a much more intense investigation of two men now suspected in the Boston Marathon bombings if the Russians had informed…

Hearing called on Cincinnati streetcar project

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati city official has called a public hearing to get some answers about the troubled downtown streetcar project. Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls……