10 things to know about Somali militants al-Shabab

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Here are 10 things to know about al-Shabab, the Somali Islamic extremist group that has claimed responsibility for the attack on Kenya’s premier shopping mall that killed dozens of civilians. WHAT IS AL-SHABAB? Al-Shabab…

Biker’s spouse: Phone of driver in NH crash seized

HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) — Police are conducting a criminal investigation into a car accident that killed two cyclists after a driver plowed into them during an annual bike ride along the New England coastline, the husband of one…

Shatner, Takei give Ohio events ‘Star Trek’ glow

COLUMBUS (AP) — Captain Kirk in Columbus. Sulu in Cincinnati. Actors William Shatner and George Takei, who played those characters in the original “Star Trek” series, were both in Ohio this weekend headlining separate events. Shatner, who played…

Migrants’ DNA could help ID missing Guatemalans

SANTA ANA, California (AP) — Aracely Garrido returned to her native Guatemala last month to bury one of 13 family members who disappeared during the country’s decades-long civil war and was identified years later through DNA from surviving…

Michigan holocaust center dedicates Frank exhibit

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Holocaust Memorial Center in suburban Detroit plans to dedicate a permanent exhibit honoring Anne Frank. The exhibit being unveiled Sunday at the Farmington Hills center features a sapling from the chestnut tree…

What if Michael Jackson was still alive?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If Michael Jackson was/were still alive today, he would have just celebrated his 55th birthday and the world would know the outcome of his comeback efforts. He might be embarking on a new career…

PSU student sues police over Paterno riot arrest

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State student arrested during rioting the night iconic football coach Joe Paterno was fired is suing State College police, saying he wa……
Allegiant Flight

Local Allegiant flights on time

It was business as usual today at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in Vienna despite a maintenance issue that grounded 40 planes on Friday.…

‘Prisoners’ tops box office with $21.4 million

NEW YORK (AP) — The more adult-oriented fall moviegoing season got off to a strong start over the weekend, as the Hugh Jackman kidnapping drama “Prisoners” opened with a box office-leading $21.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.…

Floods in NM washes up mysterious casket

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Flooding in New Mexico washed up an unexpected item in one small city — a casket. The Daily Times reports (http://bit.ly/15Lk9xV) that the rusty casket washed up in an arroyo near Aztec Speedway during…

BackPack program helps feed Rapides students

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is using backpacks to fight child hunger in local schools. The nonprofit agency works with school districts in Central Louisiana to fill backpacks with nonperishable food items for…

Latest tip on Pa. DA’s ’05 disappearance unfounded

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief says the latest reported tip about the whereabouts of a missing prosecutor connected to former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse case has turned out to…

Victims of the Kenya mall attack

LONDON (AP) — The attack on the upscale Westgate Mall in Kenya’s capital has killed 59 people and wounded at least 175. The dead include Africans, Europeans, Asians and North Americans. Here are details about some of the…

Small plane lands on main Chicago roadway

CHICAGO (AP) — The pilot of a single-engine plane made an emergency landing early Sunday along Chicago’s main roadway because of mechanical issues. John Pederson told the Chicago Sun-Times he was flying over the lakefront about 6 a.m.…

Egypt draft constitution seen ready in November

CAIRO (AP) — A 50-member panel tasked with amending Egypt’s Islamist-tilted constitution will complete its work by early November, wrapping up the first phase of a road map announced by the country’s military chief when he ousted Islamist…

US Navy helicopter crashes; search on for 5 crew

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a helicopter has crashed in the Red Sea and a search is underway for five crew members aboard. A statement from the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet says the MH-60S Knighthawk went…