Police: alleged Ohio robber hit clerk with Bible

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say a northwest Ohio man hit a gas station clerk in the head with a Bible numerous times forcing the employee back into the store and then demand……

Fox’s O’Reilly: I made wrong claim about march

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel’s Bill O’Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights…

NY fed court upholds conviction of philanthropist

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld the conviction of an opera-loving philanthropist convicted of a multimillion-dollar fraud but ordered him resentenced Friday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan left unclear whether Alberto…

Suriname leader’s son arrested on US drug charge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The son of the president of the South American country of Suriname has been arrested, a U.S. Embassy official and other sources said Friday. Spokeswoman Virginia Elliott said the embassy in Paramaribo…

NATO chief: No plans for alliance action in Syria

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — NATO’s chief has said for the first time the alliance has no plans for military action in Syria because of the alleged use of chemical weapons against its civilians. Asked about the alleged deadly…

NBA’s Lamar Odom arrested for DUI in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Basketball star Lamar Odom was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence early Friday after a California Highway Patrol officer saw his white Mercedes-Benz traveling erratically on a San Fernando Valley Freeway. The husband…

Miss. police order removal of exotic animals

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities say noise complaints have led to the discovery of dozens of rare snakes and other exotic animals, including African cats and birds, at the home of a veterinary student. Starkville Police Chief…

Military practice bomb lands in Md. parking lot

SUDLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials say a military practice bomb landed in a tavern parking lot but no one was injured. The state fire marshal’s office says witnesses reported the bomb fell from the sky Thursday night…

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…