Pa. student’s Spider-Man robbery charge dropped

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a robbery charge against a college student who dressed as Spider-Man after a convenience store owner testified he believes the incident was just a “silly mistake.” The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1bqjkvl) 21-year-old…

NYC Opera to file for bankruptcy

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Opera says the company will file for bankruptcy protection and wind down operations after failing to raise enough money to stage the rest of its season. The company announced Sept. 12…

AP NewsAlert

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Netanyahu: Israel’s future is threatened by a ‘nuclear-armed’ Iran seeking its destruction.…

Train hits minibus in Indonesia, killing 13

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A passenger train slammed into a minibus that was carrying families of hajj pilgrims on Indonesia’s Java island on Tuesday, killing 13 people and severely injuring six others, police said. West Java police spokesman…

Plan to stop TB in kids overdue but problematic

LONDON (AP) — Health officials are embarking on an ambitious plan to wipe out tuberculosis in children worldwide, even though they don’t know exactly how many cases there are. Experts say tuberculosis in children — defined as people…

Romania mass grave bolsters communist-era probe

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday confirmed the existence of a mass grave containing prisoners’ remains near the site of a former communist labor camp in eastern Romania. The discovery bolsters the case of investigators seeking genocide…
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Furloughs hit Valley workers

Update About 400 workers have been furloughed at the Air Reserve Station in Vienna in the wake of the government shutdown.…
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Man terrorizes wife and baby

Update A Struthers man has been charged with felonious assault and other charges after holding his wife at gunpoint and shooting a shotgun inside a home where their 10-month-old daughter was sleeping.…

Film puts Muhammad Ali, US high court in the ring

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christopher Plummer may be frozen in some filmgoers’ memories as the noble-browed patriarch who made stern parenting and anti-Nazism sexy in “The Sound of Music.” But Plummer and his career aren’t mired in the…

Gulf of Mexico Tide Predictions

Here are the tide predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ocean Service for principal points along the Gulf of Mexico for Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Galveston — 12:10 a.m. 2.35 L; 4:28 a.m. 2.5 H; 12:41…

Ohio capital city fights rat problems with fliers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Without money to bring back its rat-control program, the health department for Ohio’s capital city plans to map complaints and spread fliers educating residents about dealing with the rodents. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/16Qdf6o )…

8 charged in off-campus Penn State-Altoona party

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Eight people have been charged by police who responded to a party at an off-campus apartment complex housing students from Penn State-Altoona. Pol……

W. Pa. nuclear power plant closed for refueling

SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) — FirstEnergy Corp. has shut down the older of two units for refueling and safety inspections at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in west……

Actor Danny Aiello’s memoir due out in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Danny Aiello (‘EYE-yellow), the Oscar-nominated character actor, is eager to take on his latest role: author. The burly, husky-voiced Aiello, who turned 80 in June, has a deal with Gallery Books for a memoir…