Consol faces religious discrimination lawsuit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal government has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Consol Energy, Inc. over a worker who believed biometric hand scans vi……
PennDOT open house

PennDot holds open house

Between 600 and 800 adults and children from all over Mercer County attended Wednesday's annual open house at PennDOT. …

Actor Gary Sinise donates to Colo. firefighters

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Actor Gary Sinise (suh-NEES’), well-known for his role as Lieutenant Dan in the movie “Forrest Gump,” has made a large donation to help first responders who rescued people and fought the most destructive…

Minibus crash in central Jamaica kills 3 students

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican police say a minibus crowded with youths collided with two other vehicles on a rural road, killing three high school students and injuring more than 20. Police say witnesses reported the minibus driver…

Nelson pulls out of festival with shoulder injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Willie Nelson has been forced to pull out of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival and three other shows due to a shoulder injury. Nelson’s publicist said Wednesday that the 80-year-old country music…
Donofrio family

Family still has questions

Exactly two years ago on a Sunday night, Valley businessman Jim Donofrio disappeared without a trace and his family members are still looking for answers.…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, September 25, 2013. A cold front moved through the Great Basin and northern Rockies on Wednesday, while a ridge of high pressure brought autumn like conditions to the upper Midwest and Northeast.…

NJ’s 1-2 punch on dunes: $1 settlement, lawsuits

MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — With the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, New Jersey took two big steps Wednesday toward protecting its still-vulnerable coastline from future storms. The state announced the settlement — for $1 — of a lengthy…

Review: ‘Baggage Claim’ lost on arrival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes you have to travel 30,000 miles just to appreciate the guy who lives down the hall — or so goes “Baggage Claim,” a movie about a Flight Attendant Barbie type who runs herself…

NYC fights to end hotel program for Sandy evacuees

NEW YORK (AP) — About 350 homeless Superstorm Sandy evacuees who have been sleeping in New York City-funded hotel rooms for nearly a year may be forced to check out for good. Lawyers for the city argued in…

Garza, Kuryaki, Vives dominate Latin Grammy nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Javier Garza, Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas and Carlos Vives took the highest number of Latin Grammy nominations on Wednesday, with five nominations each. Edgar Barrera, Andres Castro, Julio Reyes Copello, Alejandro Sanz and…

Ganassi unplugs with online weekly series

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Having a cameo in the so-bad-it’s-funny 2001 racing movie “Driven” would have been a drop-the-mic moment for most people. Not for racing team owner Chip Ganassi. Ganassi, one of racing’s biggest personalities, is headed…

Friendly rivals, Biden and Clinton share spotlight

NEW YORK (AP) — One is a party luminary who draws intense political speculation wherever she goes. The other is the vice president of the United States, harboring his own higher ambitions. Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joe…
Cirque Musica preview

Cirque Musica ready to thrill

Cirque Musica opens Wednesday night at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown. The show merges traditional circus acts with classical music. …

Prosecution, defense rest cases in NM murder trial

Defense attorneys for an Arizona convict accused of killing an Oklahoma couple while on the run in 2010 in New Mexico have rested their case. John McCluskey’s attorneys told the Albuquerque court Wednesday they would not be calling…

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…