Calif. governor signs bill to deter paparazzi

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation imposing tougher penalties on those who harass the children of celebrities and other public figures. The bill from Democratic Sen. Kevin de Leon of Los Angeles would…

Oracle wins 7th straight in America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The longest America’s Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz…

Judge: Rent Too High candidate goes on NY ballot

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who wants to run for mayor as the Rent is Too Damn High Party’s candidate should be on the general election ballot, a judge has decided. Jimmy McMillan, who ran unsuccessfully for…
Leroy Wright

Man charged for inducing panic

Neighbors said Leroy Wright, who lives in an upstairs apartment, was acting crazy and banging on doors.…

Grand jury indicts Sox broadcaster’s son in murder

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — The son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has been indicted by a Massachusetts grand jury for murder in the death of his girlfriend. Jared Remy has already pleaded not guilty in the…

Emmy Awards score with viewers, but so do dramas

NEW YORK (AP) — Television viewers tuned in to see TV stars celebrating each other but didn’t ignore what else the medium had to offer. The Nielsen ratings company said that on the night that “Breaking Bad” won…

Judges extend deadline in California prison case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal judges agreed Tuesday to extend an end-of-year deadline for reducing California’s prison population in hopes of finding a long-term solution to an overcrowding crisis. The ruling also granted at least a temporary victory…

Woman becomes 1st to row solo from Japan to Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea.…

Obama, Rouhani back resumption of nuclear talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Hopeful yet unyielding, President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hasan Rouhani both spoke up fervently for improved relations and a resumption of stalled nuclear talks Tuesday at the U.N. — but gave no…

Jamaica lawmakers debate pot decriminalization

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican lawmakers are debating a proposal to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The debate comes amid renewed calls by some influential politicians and businessmen in Jamaica to loosen…

Settlement: Border Patrol to share stop records

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will share records of every traffic stop it makes in Washington’s Olympic Peninsula for 18 months with immigrant advocacy groups as part of a settlement to a lawsuit that said agents…

Authorities: Skeletal remains found in buried car

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Investigators found skeletal remains inside an old Studebaker believed to be tied to the 1971 disappearance of two 17-year-old girls, authorities in South Dakota said Tuesday. Crews on Tuesday afternoon lifted the rusted,…

Toy armadillo filched in NY after Nelson concert

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A missing armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. The Capitol Theater’s general manager says a stuffed armadillo, beloved by a member of Nelson’s…
Warren BB gun robbery

2 arrested in BB gun robbery

Warren police arrested two men accused of robbing a man moments earlier at gunpoint with a BB gun.…

Toy armadillo stolen in NY after Nelson concert

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs. The Capitol Theatre’s general manager says a stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of…

Experts: Girl in adoption dispute needs stability

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Veronica’s entire 4-year-old life has been lived at the center of a protracted custody dispute between her biological Native American father and a couple in South Carolina chosen as adoptive parents by her mother.…

Groups accuse US of human rights abuses in Vieques

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The National Lawyers Guild and other groups have filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights against the U.S. government in a case involving Puerto Ricans living on the island…

Man held for trial in Pa. car wash slaying

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been ordered to stand trial in the fatal stabbing of his girlfriend at a western Pennsylvania car wash. WJAC-TV  said Demetrius Gibson, 2……

Pittsburgh airport to award archery permits

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A few lucky hunters will soon get to draw their bows near the Pittsburgh International Airport. The Allegheny County Airport Authority says Tuesday……

2 European ‘drug mules’ plead guilty in Peru court

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Two young British women arrested trying to smuggle 24 pounds of cocaine out of Peru in their luggage pleaded guilty Tuesday to drug trafficking charges and offered details on their co-conspirators, the court said.…