Actor deserves individual Emmy tribute, son says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The exclusion of Jack Klugman from an Emmy Awards tribute that includes Cory Monteith is an insult to the memory of the late TV veteran and three-time Emmy winner who starred in “The Odd…

RI Sen. Reed blasts GOP cuts to food stamp program

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island U.S. Sen. Jack Reed says a push by House Republicans to cut nearly $4 billion a year from food stamps “isn’t just heartless, it is senseless.” The cuts voted on Thursday amount…

Roadside bomb wounds 2 soldiers in Egypt’s Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb has struck an armored military vehicle in the restive northern part of Sinai, wounding two conscripts. The officials gave no further details on Saturday’s attack. They say…

Slide victims recovered as Mexico storm toll rises

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican government spokesman says a missing Federal Police helicopter aiding in storm rescue efforts has crashed and all aboard were found dead. Spokesman Eduardo Sanchez says the number of victims is still being…

Pa. customs agents find beetles in bag of rice

PITTSBURGH (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say agents at Pittsburgh International Airport discovered a destructive beetle in a bag of rice being……

Latest violence in Chicago kills 4, wounds 4

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest gun violence in Chicago has left four people dead and four wounded. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the bloodshed stretched from the upscale Gold Coast neighborhood to the far South Side, which experiences…

Lhota happy to play underdog in NYC mayor’s race

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Lhota spent more than 30 years quietly stalking New York City’s halls of power, remaining largely unknown as he sat at Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s right hand during eight crisis-filled years at City Hall…

Ga. autism project looks to early detection

ATLANTA (AP) — In a small room similar to a doctor’s office, Marlaina Dreher broke into applause as her 5-year-old son, Brandon, grabbed a red plastic spoon filled with puréed lasagna and fed himself. “Good job taking a…

Pa. school official charged in student sex case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An assistant principal at a central Pennsylvania public high school is accused of carrying on a sexual relationship with a student. Shawn Shark……
Semi truck accident on I-80

Semi jackknifes on I-80

A semi truck accident backed up traffic Saturday morning in Austintown.…

Pope keeps cleric who leads nun crackdown in job

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday effectively demoted a highly conservative Italian cardinal who led the Vatican’s department on clergy, while keeping in place a German prelate who wages the Catholic church’s crackdown on liberal U.S.…

Pa. sporting-goods stores seeing ammo shortage

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A national shortage of firearms ammunition is starting to be felt at some sporting-goods stores in Pennsylvania as hunters begin loading up for deer an……

Yemen ex-leader slams south over federalist push

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s former president has criticized the southerners’ push for federalism and greater autonomy from the north after his ruling party walked out of key reconciliation talks earlier this week. Even though he was ousted…

Israeli soldier abducted, killed by Palestinian

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s intelligence agency says a Palestinian lured an Israeli soldier to a village in the West Bank and killed him. The Shin Bet agency says the soldier’s body was found in a well early on…

Microloans surging in Silicon Valley

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A daycare provider needed cribs and high chairs. A coffee truck needed a generator. A couple renting party supplies needed to move from a garage into a storefront. When these Silicon Valley small…