Grave excavation continues at reform school site

MARIANNA, Fla. (AP) — Researchers are working on two graves at a former Florida reform school where students say they were abused. On Sunday, the University of South Florida researchers continued for a second day attempts to unearth…

Egypt’s Morsi to be tried for inciting violence

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim president has appointed a 50-member committee, dominated by secular politicians and public figures, to review proposed amendments to the country’s Islamist-drafted constitution. Presidential spokesman Ihab Badawi said Sunday the committee will meet Sept.…

Landmark gay marriage hearing approaches in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For two months, an elected court clerk in the Philadelphia suburbs has been giving something to same-sex couples they have not been able to get anywhere else: a Pennsylvania marriage license. Now a court…

Landmark gay marriage hearing approaches in Pa.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For two months, an elected court clerk in the Philadelphia suburbs has been giving something to same-sex couples they haven’t been able t……

Ohio sheriff upset about subpoenas

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A southeast Ohio sheriff says he has had enough of a state investigation of his office. The Athens Messenger reports (http://bit.ly/130CmFX ) that……

Descendants of slaves hold out against coal mining

DIRGIN, Texas (AP) — Ida Finley smiles wistfully, recalling how she used to cook for an entire East Texas community — nearly all descendants of slaves. The children would grab cornbread, greens and cookies from her kitchen while…

Where’s Rudy? Giuliani is scarce in mayor’s race

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudolph Giuliani, whose endorsement of Michael Bloomberg after the Sept. 11 attacks is viewed as a key factor in the political novice’s eventual upset victory in the New York City mayor’s race, has been…

Syria says US delaying strike because it lacks evidence

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A top Syrian government official is dismissing the Obama administration as confused and hesitant, even as Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington has evidence of sarin (SA’-rihn) gas use by Syria and that…

Congo opposition parties to boycott unity event

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The leaders of three opposition parties in Congo say they will boycott upcoming talks this week that are aimed at national reconciliation. The decision is a blow to unity efforts by Congolese President Joseph…

Nyad makes it through 1st night of Cuba-Fla. swim

HAVANA (AP) — U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad’s team says she made it through her first night in the Straits of Florida with almost no sightings of poisonous jellyfish. A post on Nyad’s blog says she’s doing well…

NYC music fest canceled after 2 drug-linked deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — The last day of a New York City dance music festival featuring high-profile acts including Avicii, David Guetta and Diplo has been canceled over drug-related health concerns. The city says it recommended Electric Zoo…

‘Parkland’ presents chaos of Kennedy assassination

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Director Peter Landesman says he licensed the infamous footage of John F. Kennedy’s assassination for his film “Parkland” but decided to present it in reflection, and not as a straight image, to present events…

Selling farms sometimes calls for creative deals

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — After four decades of farming, Kevin Carley was ready to pass along his dairy operation in central New York. And his son-in-law was eager to take charge. But simply selling operating farms — pricey…

Pa. lawsuit: Renters fear eviction over 911 calls

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Last summer, Lakisha Briggs’ ex-boyfriend, who was living with her, allegedly smashed an ashtray across her face, then stabbed her in the neck with the broken glass. She was airlifted to a Philadelphia hospital. Briggs…

Senegal’s president removes prime minister

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal’s president has removed his prime minister about a year and a half after he was chosen for the position. President Macky Sall did not disclose a reason in announcing Abdoul Mbaye’s departure on…

Dubai building cleared after woman threatens blast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai authorities say they have evacuated a government building after an Uzbek woman claiming to have explosives demanded to see officials to discuss a paternity dispute. A statement from Dubai’s Media Office…

Trustee could bring more claims in 38 Studios case

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal bankruptcy trustee in the 38 Studios case wants to explore opening a second legal front in the bid to recoup losses from the failed $75 million state investment in former Red Sox…

Japan’s Miyazaki to retire after 11 feature films

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Oscar-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s animation studio says “The Wind Rises,” in competition at the Venice Film Festival, will be his last film. Koju Hoshino announced Miyazaki’s intention to retire Sunday, but declined to take…

Silicon Valley patent office shelved

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Silicon Valley’s high-tech firms are fighting what they consider a deeply personal federal cut this summer that shelves a planned patent office in this innovation-fueled region. While most of the country is feeling…