New lovers announced for Broadway’s ‘Once’ _ again

NEW YORK (AP) — There will be two new star-crossed lovers at “Once” on Broadway — again. A little more than a month after announcing the replacements for Tony Award-winner Steve Kazee and Tony-nominated Cristin Milioti, producers on…
I-680 accident

Car Flips on I-680

A driver was trapped after the vehicle flipped on its hood Monday on Interstate 680. …

Forecasters: weekend cold snap not unusual

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Forecasters say the sudden cold snap that hit Pennsylvania over the weekend was a little late but not unprecedented. Aaron Tyburski, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in State College says the weekend cold…

‘Revolution’ role is a dream gig for Spiridakos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Whether she’s hopping off cliffs, battling rogue bandits or surviving in the post-apocalyptic wilderness, Tracy Spiridakos makes roughing it in the futuristic wild west of NBC’s “Revolution” look easy. That’s partly because the self-described…

Egypt’s opposing parties argue over judiciary

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s main opposition group is calling for demonstrations against what it charges is an attempt by the Muslim Brotherhood to take control of the judiciary. On Monday the National Salvation Front called for rallies to…

White House: Tsarnaev to be tried in federal court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will not be tried as an enemy combatant in a military tribunal. White House spokesman Jay Carney said Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will be prosecuted…

Former Ky. agriculture commissioner indicted

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky agriculture commissioner and University of Kentucky basketball star Richie Farmer has been indicted on felony charges of misappropriating state funds. The 43-year-old was named in a federal indictment unsealed Monday. He was…

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…