Mexico captures alleged Sinaloa cartel lieutenant

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police have captured an alleged former Sinaloa drug cartel lieutenant accused of involvement in the killings of more than 350 people found in various mass graves in 2011. Federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez…

Cholera sickens 93 people in Dominican city

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic are checking the water in a city in the south of the Caribbean country after a sharp rise in cholera in recent days. The director of the…

Poll: Spitzer tumbles into tie for NYC comptroller

NEW YORK (AP) — Support for Eliot Spitzer’s return to politics has plunged less than two weeks before the city comptroller primary, a poll showed Thursday, putting the scandal-tarnished former governor in a tie with Democratic rival Scott…

Nat’l park worker in Ariz. hurt in apparent attack

BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — A 60-year-old National Park Service employee remains hospitalized in critical condition after an apparent assault in southeastern Arizona. Park Service officials identified the employee Thursday as Karen Gonzales. They say she’s is a uniformed…
Megan Grubb

Mom sentenced for abuse

Click on the video to watch an emotional exchange between Megan Grubb and Judge Ronald Rice during her sentencing. …

Violence in Bogota amid farm sector crisis

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Groups of masked youths backing a 10-day protest by small farmers clashed with tear gas-firing riot police in the capital Thursday as President Juan Manuel Santos acknowledged “a storm” is battering Colombia’s agricultural sector.…

Report says DNA test verified bin Laden’s identity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret budget documents show that a U.S. military laboratory in Afghanistan analyzed DNA from Osama bin Laden’s corpse and confirmed his identify shortly after he was killed by a Navy SEAL team. The Pentagon denied…

Police: Sister killed as 8-year-old boy drove car

PHOENIX (AP) — Half an hour after putting her two children to bed, a Phoenix mother discovered they were gone. Frantic and fearful they had been kidnapped, she called police, who spotted her car near her apartment and…

GameStop Expo offers taste of next-gen games

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Inside the massive complex on the Las Vegas Strip that houses the glitzy Venetian casino and Sands convention center, amid a soundscape of conflicting noises, thousands of players are mashing buttons while staring intently…

Man tells 911 he killed cancer-stricken wife

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man called 911 just minutes after killing his wife, sobbing and confessing to a dispatcher that he fatally shot the cancer-stricken woman, and asking to take a last look at her before…

Time ran out for some at anniversary march

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phillip Agnew had hoped to speak at the March on Washington anniversary commemoration about his generation carrying on Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. Agnew was on the agenda and on the steps of the Lincoln…

Voight worked for scale for ‘Midnight Cowboy’ role

NEW YORK (AP) — It was Jon Voight’s portrayal of male prostitute Joe Buck in the 1969 film “Midnight Cowboy” that put him on the path to becoming an acting legend. Now he says he was paid a…

GOP senator: ‘No common ground’ in budget talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and a breakout group of eight Republican senators have been unable to find agreement in their attempts at reaching a bipartisan budget deal, separated by long-standing differences over whether to only reduce…

Plaintiffs hope settlement can help ailing players

Tony Dorsett hopes a proposed $765 million settlement with the NFL can make a difference in the lives of the thousands of former players who are suffering from concussion-related brain injuries. Players like Dorsett, a Hall of Fame…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Thursday, August 29, 2013. Hot temperatures continued for the Midwest, showers and thunderstorms developed across the Southwest, and rain showers moved into the Pacific Northwest on Thursday. A low pressure system over the…

Liberace’s one-time Vegas mansion sells for $500K

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 15,000-square-foot Las Vegas mansion once owned by Liberace was sold for $500,000 in cash to a British businessman who said he learned to play the piano after being inspired by the flamboyant performer.…
Gollin Freeman

Rapist charged again

A Youngstown man previously convicted of raping a 7-year-old girl was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury Thursday on a new rape charge.…

James Spader cast as villain in ‘Avengers’ sequel

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Avengers” sequel has its villain. Marvel announced Thursday that James Spader will play Ultron in its “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” In the comics, the character is a robot with artificial intelligence. “Age of…