Ohio police release details in murder-suicide

LORAIN, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio have released more information about an apparent weekend murder-suicide that left three people dead. Police in Lorain sa……

3 jailed in eastern Pa. hostage, extortion attempt

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Three men have been jailed in an alleged plot to force a man to withdraw $80,000 from a bank while holding members of his family hostage at an eastern P……

Authorities ID victim in fatal South Philly fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a house fire in south Philadelphia. The dead man is 72-year-old Alfred Reitano, an Army vetera……

Ohio dad avoids prison in toddler’s shooting

MT. VERNON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man won’t serve prison time after his 3-year-old son accidentally shot himself with a handgun the child found under a couch in thei……

Limping al-Qaida offshoot rearms with Twitter

Battered by a French-led military campaign in Mali, al-Qaida’s North African arm is trying something new to stay relevant: Twitter. The PR campaign by the terror network seeks to tap into social grievances and champion mainstream causes such…

Ohio police shoot man with knife

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say an officer shot a knife-wielding man when he ignored orders to drop it. Columbus police said it happened Monday night on……

LAX status signs accidentally declare emergency

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Officials say a contractor at Los Angeles International Airport accidentally made flight-status signs read “Emergency Leave the Terminal.” Airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles said in a statement that shortly before 10 p.m. Monday airline workers…

NKorea vows to bolster nuclear arms over US report

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is vowing to bolster its nuclear program in response to a U.S. State Department report accusing Pyongyang of human rights abuses. Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday called the annual U.S. report…

Japan war shrine reflects ruling party nationalism

TOKYO (AP) — Visits by Cabinet ministers and lawmakers to a shrine honoring Japan’s war dead, including 14 World War II leaders convicted of atrocities, signal Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s determination to pursue a more nationalist agenda after…

French gay marriage: Water cannon, police legions

PARIS (AP) — Police say legions of officers and a small battery of water cannon are at France’s National Assembly as lawmakers prepare for a final vote to legalize gay marriage. Christophe Crepin, spokesman for the police union…

Iran denies link with Canada terror plot suspects

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Tuesday denied any links with an alleged terrorist plot that Canadian authorities claim was directed by al-Qaida operatives in Iran and sought to derail a passenger train. Canadian authorities allege the suspects…

Dutch diplomat sentenced to 12 years for spying

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch court has sentenced a diplomat to 12 years for delivering confidential NATO and the European Union documents to Russian agents. In Tuesday’s ruling, judges at The Hague District Court said Raymond Poeteray had…

Israeli official: Assad has used chemical arms

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A senior Israeli military official says Syrian President Bashar Assad has used chemical weapons in his battle against insurgent groups trying to topple him. Brig. Gen. Itai Brun, the head of research and…

TV reporter says he’s fired for profanity on air

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A weekend news anchorman for a North Dakota television station says he was fired after he opened his first-ever broadcast with obscenities. A.J. Clemente says on Twitter that KFYR-TV of Bismarck fired him Monday.…
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The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Active weather will continue across the nation¼’s mid-section on Tuesday as a frontal boundary cutting across Central U.S. reaches from the Upper Great Lakes southwestward through the Southern Plains. A…

Hearing resumes Tuesday for Miss. ricin suspect

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — More discussion is likely Tuesday of the mental state of the Mississippi man accused of mailing poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge. Christi McCoy, defense attorney for…

Iraq vet pleads guilty to killing fellow soldiers

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — As family members of his victims looked on, Army Sgt. John Russell described on Monday how in 2009 he rampaged at a mental health clinic in Baghdad during the Iraq War, killing…

Clashes at Sunni protest site in Iraq kill 23

BAGHDAD (AP) — Clashes erupted in northern Iraq when security forces raided a rally site used by Sunni demonstrators early on Tuesday, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens in an escalation likely to enrage protesters who…