DPS: Driver of SUV survived crash that killed 5

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the driver of an SUV that overturned while being followed by Border Patrol agents survived the weekend crash in southeastern Arizona that killed five people. Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart…

Lauren settles Argentine bribery case for $1.6M

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ralph Lauren Corp. settled U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission allegations that bribes were paid to Argentine import officials, agreeing to give up more than $700,000 of illicit profits and pay an…

Nike yanks T-shirts in aftermath of bombing

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Inc. says it has pulled from the market T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Boston Massacre” in the aftermath of last week’s bombing during the Boston Marathon that killed three people and left dozens…

White House defends FBI query into Boston suspect

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending the FBI’s performance in its 2011 inquiry into Tamerlan Tsarnaev (tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. White House spokesman Jay Carney says it’s clear that the…

US bid to seize jet from African official denied

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has denied an attempt by the Justice Department to seize a $38.5 million Gulfstream jet from the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president. The Justice Department had alleged that Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue…

Kan. woman meets circus tiger in bathroom

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A central Kansas woman likely won’t remember her first circus for the clowns or performances — it’ll be the tiger in the bathroom. The big cat had escaped briefly after its turn in the…

Philly man gets 15 months over bogus plane threat

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man who called in a bogus airplane threat to get back at a romantic rival over a Facebook photo was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison. Kenneth Smith, 26, must also send written…

John Galliano to teach master class at Parsons

NEW YORK (AP) — John Galliano is continuing his path back to the fashion world with a planned stop at Parsons The New School of Design in New York City. The college said Monday that Galliano will teach…

Ohio officials concerned by GOP leader’s tax liens

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Elected officials who signed a letter endorsing Matthew Borges (BOHR’-jihs) as the next chairman of the Ohio Republican Party have asked him to resolve and explain the tax liens he’s accrued before Friday’s election.…

Pope Francis, in his own words, on the issues

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Before he became pope, Francis spoke his mind about many of the most sensitive topics the Roman Catholic church faces today. Here is a sampling from “On Heaven and Earth,” published in 2012,…

Report: Bus driver says he may have blacked out

DALLAS (AP) — The driver involved in a fatal North Texas bus crash told authorities he may have blacked out in the moments before the bus careened off the roadway and struck a concrete barrier, officials said Monday.…

Red Cross: At least 187 killed in Nigeria violence

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Fighting between soldiers and Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria killed at least 187 people, the worst single incident of violence in the region since an insurgency there began three years ago, an aid agency…

Woman convicted in Huey Lewis car theft in Calif.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A woman will be sentenced in May in Northern California for the theft of a rental car and laptop from singer Huey Lewis. Katherine Bowyer Gallagher has pleaded guilty to a felony charge…

Gov’t seeks 45 years for Christian group attacker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a Virginia man who planned a mass killing at the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison for his plot. Prosecutors filed a court document Friday…
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Festival Death Investigated

Columbiana County Sheriffs are investigating the possible overdose death of an Akron man on Saturday at the PLUR Stock 2013 event. …

Obama’s inaugural raised $43 million

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s inaugural committee raised more than $43 million for his second inauguration, with corporations chipping in a major portion. Reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show the committee fell about $7 million…

Vatican official: Romero saint effort ‘unblocked’

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican official spearheading the case to make slain Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador a saint said Tuesday the process is moving forward under Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, after years…

Diaz, Erdrich among finalists for Carnegie prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Junot Diaz and Louise Erdrich are among the finalists for a literary prize chosen by the American Library Association. Diaz’s “This Is How You Lose Her” and Erdrich’s “The Round House” are nominees for…

Bikini ban: Emirate sets fines for skimpy swimwear

RAS AL-KHAIMAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bikinis and briefs are no longer welcome on some sands in the United Arab Emirates. Authorities in Ras al-Khaimah, the northernmost emirate in the UAE, have posted signs on public beaches…