Prison for man for burglary try at Kid Rock home

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of trying to break into musician Kid Rock’s suburban Detroit home has been sentenced to at least 46 months in prison. Brian Keith’s sentence Wednesday was enhanced because of his previous…

Bryan Cranston to guest on ‘How I Met Your Mother’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS says “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston is coming back to “How I Met Your Mother.” Cranston will reprise his role as Hammond Druthers, who was Ted’s old boss until he had a meltdown,…

NY police: Businessman fires in office, flees

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A disgruntled vendor walked into a suburban light fixture company where he had done business and opened fire Wednesday, killing one employee, wounding another person and leading to the lockdown of a nearby…

Oil falls as supply data offsets US housing data

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil fell for a fifth straight day as an unexpected increase in U.S. oil and gasoline supplies offset positive economic news. Benchmark oil for November delivery dropped 47 cents to finish at $102.66 a…

FBI: Navy Yard shooter didn’t target victims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Navy Yard gunman did not target specific individuals when he opened fire inside a building, killing 12 people, and was under a delusional belief that he was being controlled by extremely low frequency…

Miley’s ride? Pendulum may return to Mich. campus

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — The “wrecking ball” could be returning to public view at a Michigan university. Grand Valley State University has formed a group to discuss the future of a swinging sculpture that was removed from a…
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Space program produces new life-saving technology

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The space program has provided earthlings with yet another spinoff technology, one that could save thousands of lives after a disaster. It’s called FINDER, an acronym for Finding Individuals for Disaster and Emergency Response.…

Minister: Extremists plotted to carve up Tunisia

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have dismantled a plot by extremist Salafi Muslims to slice up the North African country into three Islamic emirates, the top security official said Wednesday. Security forces who have battling al-Qaida-linked extremists…

Pa. window washer rescued after dangling half hour

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It was a frightening morning for a window washer in downtown Harrisburg. Fire officials said the man was stuck between the fourth and fifth floor……
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Study: BP spill did wide damage to sea-floor life

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The vast 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill damaged the tiny animals that live on the sea floor for about 57 square miles (147 sq. kilometers) around the blown-out BP oil well, with severe…

Sarah Michelle Gellar relishes return to TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Sarah Michelle Gellar has been married to actor Freddie Prinze Jr. for 11 years, the premiere of her new series, “The Crazy Ones,” has Gellar feeling like a bride-to-be. “It’s like a wedding…

Sudan drops off Internet on 3rd day of riots

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan dropped almost completely off the Internet on Wednesday as riots over the lifting of fuel subsidies entered their third day and protesters battled security forces in the capital. Renesys Corp., a company that…

Review: Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX slimmer, sharper

SEATTLE (AP) — In the fleeting moments I had with Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet, I noticed one major thing: It lost a lot of weight. The engineers at Amazon managed to slim down their flagship tablet in…

How new 8.9-inch Kindle compares with rivals

Amazon is refreshing its lineup of tablets and has unveiled a large-screen model with a better screen and less weight. It follows Microsoft’s announcement of new Surface tablets. Here’s how the new Kindle Fire HDX compares with the…

Official: $11B eyed in JPMorgan settlement talks

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An $11 billion national settlement is under discussion to resolve claims over JPMorgan’s handling of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the recession, said a government official familiar with ongoing negotiations among bank, federal…

Ex-Guatemala soldier on trial in US

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier testified in a U.S. courtroom Wednesday that he saw one of his officers fire a rifle and throw a grenade inside a well to silence the screams of dying victims…
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Niles ‘Santa’ pleads not guilty

The man accused of downloading dozens of images of child pornography onto his computer pleaded not guilty at his arraignment on Wednesday. …

Multitalented Gordon-Levitt kicks it up a notch

NEW YORK (AP) — When Joseph Gordon-Levitt was 12 years old and shooting “Angels in the Outfield,” one of his co-stars, Tony Danza, asked him if he’d like to hang out during some down time. “No,” replied the…