China says new North Korea nuclear test possible

BEIJING (AP) — China’s top general said Monday that a fourth North Korean nuclear weapons test is a possibility that underscores the need for fresh talks between Pyongyang and other regional parties. Chief of the General Staff Gen.…
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One Injured at Greene Plant

Update One person was injured Monday in a fire and possible explosion at Combined Tactical Systems in Greene Township. …

Kerry to host Afghan, Pakistan talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — A senior American official says U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will host a meeting of top Afghan and Pakistani officials this week in Brussels to discuss reconciliation with the Taliban and other issues. Afghan…

Aunt: Boston bombings suspect struggled with Islam

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — An aunt of the elder Boston bombing suspect says he struggled to find himself while trying to reconnect with his Chechen identity on a trip to Russia last year. Tamerlan Tsarnaev “seemed to be…

Security at Ohio races ramped up in wake of Boston

CINCINNATI (AP) — Organizers of Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon plans to discuss their plans for security and safety in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon blasts. Officials planned a news media briefing Monday. They say in a press…

Google fined by German data protection agency

BERLIN (AP) — A German data protection agency fined Google Inc. 145,000 euros ($189,000) for illegally recording information from unsecured wireless networks — an amount it acknowledged is “totally inadequate” as a deterrent to the multinational giant. Hamburg’s…

Body of missing fisherman found at NE Pa. lake

LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) — A search is set to continue for a fisherman believed to be missing on a lake in northeastern Pennsylvania. Fire officials in Paupack Township say the man is believed to have been lost…

Hagel: US committed to Israel’s military edge

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel assured Israel on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to preserving and improving the Jewish state’s military edge in the Middle East. Hagel, on his first visit…

Father of Boston suspects plans to fly to US

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — The father of the two Boston bombing suspects says he will travel from Russia to the United States this week to seek “justice and the truth.” Anzor Tsarnaev told The Associated Press that he…
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A week after Boston bombings, suspect hospitalized

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombings supect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remained hospitalized and unable to speak Monday with a gunshot wound to the throat, and the 19–year old was expected to be charged by federal authorities and face state…

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…