Illinois father defends teenage son terror suspect

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The father of an Illinois teenager accused by federal authorities of trying to joining a terrorist group in Syria says he doesn’t believe his son would ever do anything violent. Ahmad Tounisi tells the…

Futures rising as heart of earnings season begins

NEW YORK (AP) — Futures are rising to start a week in which a third of the Dow Jones Industrial Average reports quarterly earnings. Dow Jones industrial futures are up 48 points to 14,518. S&P futures have added…

Man, 70, jailed in threat that evacuated Pa. mall

BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) — A 70-year-old man has been jailed on charges he made a bomb threat that prompted the evacuation of a Pittsburgh-area mall, but claims it was a joking remark that’s been blown out of…

Pa. triple-murder trial opening with jury trip

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury was scheduled to hear opening statements in the trial of a western Pennsylvania man charged with murdering his mother, sister and elderly aunt — and then the panel will visit the suspect’s automobile…

Rep. Wheatley gets nod from Pittsburgh blacks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — State Rep. Jake Wheatley has received the endorsement for Pittsburgh mayor from the first-ever convention of black Pittsburgh voters. Former City Councilman Sala Udin (oo-DEEN’) helped organized Saturday’s Pittsburgh Black Political Convention, in part, because…

TV viewers ID Pittsburgh-area bank robbery suspect

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) — Police say television viewers have identified a man seen on surveillance video robbing a Pittsburgh-area bank, though police have not been able to find the suspect. West Mifflin police say the Citizen’s Bank…

Trial to open in slaying of OH football coach

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The man accused of killing a popular Ohio youth football coach last year is standing trial this week in southwestern Ohio. A three-day bench trial……

Trial to open in slaying of OH football coach

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — The man accused of killing a popular Ohio youth football coach last year is standing trial this week in southwestern Ohio. A three-day bench trial in Hamilton is scheduled to start Monday for 55-year-old…

Divinyls lead singer Chrissy Amphett dead at 53

SYDNEY (AP) — Chrissy Amphlett, the raunchy lead singer of the Australian rock band Divinyls whose hit “I Touch Myself” brought her international fame in the early 1990s, died at her home in New York City on Sunday.…

Egypt probes prosecutor who ordered drunk flogged

ASSIUT, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian authorities are suspending and investigating a provincial prosecutor who ordered a man flogged 80 times for public drunkenness. Spokesman Mahmoud el-Hefnawi of the prosecutor general’s office says the country’s top attorney ordered Hussein…

Iraq Sunnis stage day of civil disobedience

BAGHDAD (AP) — Many of Iraq’s Sunni Muslim minority held a day of civil disobedience on Monday to protest what they see as discrimination by the Shiite-led government. Many schools, markets and government offices shut down in the…

1 dead, 1 wounded in Cincinnati shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say a man is suspected of killing one person and wounding another in a shooting at an apartment complex. Officers said they found……

1 dead, 1 wounded in Cincinnati shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say a man is suspected of killing one person and wounding another in a shooting at an apartment complex. Officers said they found two shooting victims in the parking lot of the…

Indian girl’s rape highlights police apathy

NEW DELHI (AP) — A child disappears. Police are called. Nothing happens. Child rights activists say the rape last week of a 5-year-old girl is just the latest case in which Indian police failed to take urgent action…

Green Party plans protests across Pa. on Earth Day

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A coalition of environmental organizations led by the Pennsylvania Green Party is planning protests across the state to mark Earth Day. The coalition is staging protests at six regional Department of Environmental Protection offices…

Vigil for OH slaying victims attracts 200 mourners

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Around 200 people turned out for a candlelight vigil for the four young adults slain at an Akron townhome last week as police continue to search for sus……

Vigil for OH slaying victims attracts 200 mourners

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Around 200 people turned out for a candlelight vigil for the four young adults slain at an Akron townhome last week as police continue to search for suspects and a motive. The Akron Beacon…

Police dog hurt in crash set to leave Pa. hospital

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Harrisburg police dog hurt in a crash that left an officer and a pedestrian seriously injured is set to leave an animal hospital. The dog, named Thor, suffered a concussion and bruised spleen…

Israel praises Azerbaijan’s stand in Iran crisis

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president on Monday praised Azerbaijan for playing a key role in countering Iran’s influence in the Middle East as the Muslim country’s foreign minister visited the Jewish state for the first time. The visit…

Italian president chastises country’s politicians

ROME (AP) — President Giorgio Napolitano headed Monday into his unprecedented second term with the daunting task of trying to find a candidate who can form a government two months after national elections left Italy with no clear…