Millions left in American Indian farmer settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s an unusual twist for Washington these days: There’s money left over from a $680 million settlement the federal government awarded American Indian farmers in 2010 after decades of discrimination. A three-year claims process is…

Man freed from beneath asphalt roller in Pa.

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A construction worker in Pennsylvania has been freed from beneath an asphalt roller. WTAE-TV reports doctors from Forbes Regional Medical Center went to the scene to treat and perhaps help free the man who…

BP expands challenge to Gulf spill settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP is trying to persuade a federal appeals court that it should throw out a judge’s approval of the company’s multibillion-dollar settlement related to the Gulf oil spill if a separate appeal is unsuccessful.…

Judge: Airline-merger trial to start in November

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that the government’s lawsuit to block the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways will start Nov. 25, a timetable favored by the airlines. The U.S. Justice Department had…

Sri Lankans demand information on war missing

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of people held candles and photographs of loved ones as they marched in Sri Lanka’s capital on Friday demanding that authorities provide information about relatives who were reported missing during the country’s…

Coroner: Hockney aide died after drinking acid

LONDON (AP) — A 23-year-old assistant to British artist David Hockney died when he drank acid after taking drugs and alcohol at the painter’s home, a coroner ruled Friday. Dominic Elliott died after drinking a household drain cleaner…

Man clinging to Utah quarry cliff safely rescued

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a 23-year-old man has been rescued from the side of a quarry cliff near the Utah State Capitol after clinging to it for more than two hours. Salt Lake City Fire…

Pregnant Ohio woman shot dead, toddler wounded

RIPLEY, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a young Ohio woman found shot dead in her car was pregnant and that her 14-month-old daughter had a gunshot wound to the head. The Brow……

Final answer: Being on TV’s ‘Millionaire’ was fun

NEW YORK (AP) — Why, oh why, didn’t I know the president of Nigeria’s name? I had swept through nine questions and logged $60,000 by the time I made my fatal guess as a contestant on “Who Wants…

No surprises for Alexander and GOP incumbents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait. The former two-term govenror locked down endorsements, banked more than $3 million and linked arms…

Country bedrock band Alabama returns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Put the members of Alabama in the same room together and very quickly the jokes start and the laughs roll. Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry are back together, out on tour playing…

Clinton tops Obama in gifts from foreign leaders

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has outpaced President Barack Obama when it comes to lavish gifts from foreign leaders. State Department documents released Friday show Clinton got gold jewelry worth half a million…

NYC brings back old lever-style voting machines

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters in New York City’s upcoming primary will make their choices for the city’s future by going back to its past. For the election on Sept. 10, and a possible run-off on Oct. 1,…

Saudi Arabia: 1 more death from new virus

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Another person in Saudi Arabia has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 43 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the outbreak. The…

Stock market ends weak August with a decline

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is drifting lower in midday trading after disappointing news about consumer spending. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 49 points to 14,791 shortly before 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Friday. The…
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Councilman charged in OVI

A Niles councilman is facing drunken driving charges after he crashed his car last Saturday with nearly three times the legal alcohol limit in his system.…

Dragon Con could see largest-ever crowd in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Organizers say they’re hoping for the largest crowd ever at Dragon Con, the pop culture convention underway this weekend in downtown Atlanta. The convention began Friday, and event spokesman Dan Carroll projects that 57,000 people…

Michael Jackson fans descend on Gary for tribute

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Fans of Michael Jackson are gathering in the late pop star’s northern Indiana hometown of Gary for a weekend of events celebrating his life and career. Members of the Jackson family, including matriarch Katherine…

More donations for RI charity auction

WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — MTV and Comedy Central have joined singer Taylor Swift in supporting an auction to raise money for charity and celebrate a Rhode Island town’s centennial. The organizers of West Warwick’s Centennial Ball announced…