WWII soldier’s letter finally reaches daughter

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A World War II soldier’s heartfelt letter to his daughter has finally reached her, seven decades after it was written. Peggy Eddington-Smith received the letter penned by her father, Pfc. John Eddington, as well…
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YCS earns first win

Youngstown Christian defeats Grand Valley 40-28 for first win over the season.…

Cheadle, Janney, Faris rehearse on Emmy stage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the show’s sleek, angular set as a backdrop, Emmy Awards presenters and performers took a few minutes to perfect their lines the day before the ceremony. Allison Janney, Anna Faris, Don Cheadle and…

2 Canadians dead in Kenya mall attack

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two Canadians have died in a terrorist attack at a shopping mall in Kenya. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office issued a statement confirming diplomat Annemarie Desloges died along with one other unidentified Canadian. The…

Writer Carolyn Cassady of Beat generation dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A longtime friend of Carolyn Cassady has confirmed the writer who was the former wife of Beatnik Neal Cassady and lover of Jack Kerouac has died. She was 90 years old. Estelle Cimino, co-owner…

3 US troops killed in attack in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department says the three troops killed Saturday in eastern Afghanistan by an Afghan wearing a security forces uniform are Americans. It appears to be the seventh such attack by a member of the…

Official: Peru bishop removed amid abuse charges

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pope Francis has removed a Roman Catholic bishop in Peru who an influential former prelate says is suspected of sexually abusing minors. Gabino Miranda, 53, was removed as part of the new pope’s “zero…

Harvard launches $6.5 billion capital campaign

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University launched a $6.5 billion capital campaign Saturday that, if successful, would be the largest fundraising effort in the history of higher education. The school said the campaign had broad goals spanning all its…

Children with autism practice travel at NY’s JFK

NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of families with children with autism have practiced air travel at New York’s Kennedy International Airport. JetBlue Airways and the nonprofit Autism Speaks held the practice run for families at JFK on Saturday.…

State Dept: Americans injured in Kenya mall attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says American citizens have been reported injured but not killed in the attack on a shopping mall in Kenya. Kenyan officials say the assault by Somali militants on Nairobi’s top shopping mall…

JFK art project spreads ‘love’ around Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — About 30,000 works of art reflecting on love will be displayed throughout Dallas this fall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade passed through downtown. On…

Gloria Gaynor fetes Moschino’s 30 years

MILAN (AP) — No one got the message stronger that Milan needs a jolt than Moschino — the iconoclast fashion house that has never shrunk from poking fun at the fashion world. Moschino staged an extravaganza to mark…

Unsettled wind postpones Race 14 of America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The attempt to modernize the stodgy old America’s Cup is slowing the regatta’s momentum and keeping a boatload of Kiwis holding on match point. Trying to fit racing into a nice, neat two-hour TV…

Miley Cyrus performs at iHeartRadio music festival

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Miley Cyrus can’t stop. The pop singer was a crowd favorite at the iHeartRadio music festival day event Saturday in Las Vegas. Before she hit the stage, the crowd of a few hundred chanted:…

Authorities: Helicopter crashes north of Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter has crashed north of Phoenix. Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Dwight D’Evelyn said the crash occurred Saturday just before noon near Mayer. He said preliminary reports show that there are no survivors.…

Paul: We probably can’t get rid of ‘Obamacare’

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul says President Barack Obama’s health care law probably can’t be defeated or gotten rid of. And he’s suggesting there is little he and other congressional Republicans can do to…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Saturday, September 21, 2013. A cold front that extended from Texas to New York brought plenty of rain to the East Coast on Saturday, while most of the central U.S. stayed dry. Wet…