Bruce Murray, former JPL director, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce C. Murray, who led the influential Jet Propulsion Laboratory and battled Washington and NASA over money, projects and policy, has died. He was 81. Murray died at his home early Thursday from complications…

Clapper to publish numbers of secret spying orders

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top intelligence official said Thursday that he’ll now release figures every year on how many new top secret court orders and national security letters are issued and how many people are targeted because…
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Poland starts season strong

Looking to start the 2013 season on the right foot, Poland did not allow an early deficit to slow them down en route to a 35-14 victory over Marlington.…

Conjoined boys separated at Dallas hospital

DALLAS (AP) — The mother of twins successfully separated after being born joined at the chest says she’s looking forward to holding the babies she once thought had no chance of survival. “I’m just so happy that they’re…

Astor heir, 89, to parole officials: Regrets? Yes

NEW YORK (AP) — The 89-year-old son convicted of stealing millions of dollars from philanthropist Brooke Astor recently said he has regrets about what happened, a parole hearing document released Thursday shows. And when Anthony Marshall was asked…

Astor heir, 89, to parole officials: Regrets? Yes

NEW YORK (AP) — The 89-year-old son convicted of stealing millions of dollars from philanthropist Brooke Astor recently said he has regrets about what happened, a parole hearing document released Thursday shows. And when Anthony Marshall was asked…

Prosecutors ask for Holmes’ mental health records

DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case said Thursday they want the mental health records of defendant James Holmes from the state hospital and from a university where Holmes was a graduate student. In a…

Bruce Murray, former JPL director, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Jet Propulsion Laboratory director Bruce C. Murray, who battled Washington and NASA over money, projects and policy, has died. He was 81. Murray died at his home in Oceanside at 4:57 a.m. Thursday…

2 kittens that stopped NYC subway service found

NEW YORK (AP) — It only took two kittens to stop the city’s subway in its tracks. Power was cut to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for more than an hour after a woman reported Thursday…

Court upholds 1st ban on gay-to-straight therapy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court sided with California on Thursday and upheld the first law in the nation banning a psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay youth straight. In a resounding, unanimous opinion, a…
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Struthers rushes past rival

Opening the season against their rival, the Struthers Wildcats appeared to be in mid-season form, cruising to a 39-6 victory over Campbell.…

Ind. leaders establish ‘A-F’ school review panel

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A panel of teachers, principals and superintendents will be tasked with rewriting Indiana’s school grading system in the wake of a grade-changing scandal that benefited a Republican donor’s school, state leaders announced Thursday. Lawmakers had…
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Niles rolls Girard

Niles' strong start helps the Red Dragons defeat Girard 38-19.…

Love TV? Power watchers date favorite shows

NEW YORK (AP) — Maggie Edinger, 26, is in a cozy relationship. It’s predictable and relaxing. She’s in that phase, she said, “where you start wearing sweatpants and completing each other’s sentences.” And that’s just her relationship with…

Brazil court nixes leniency for scandal ringleader

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s supreme court has rejected the request from the ringleader of the nation’s biggest political corruption case to have his sentence reduced. The top court ruled Thursday that Jose Dirceu’s sentence of 10…

Police say Pa. man took taxi to rob 3 banks

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — Police in southeastern Pennsylvania said a man committed three bank robberies in three different towns — and he did it by taxi. KYW-AM reports it al……

Police: Woman got out of moving vehicle on I-71

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman whose body was repeatedly run over on a major highway in Ohio’s capital city last week got out of a moving vehicle bef……

Guild helps playwrights with business, art

CHICAGO (AP) — There are famous names that define Broadway, like Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz and Terrence McNally. But few know those award-winning artists are members of the Dramatists Guild of America, a group that represents more than…

Doctor: Valerie Harper’s cancer close to remission

NEW YORK (AP) — Valerie Harper’s doctor says the actress’ brain cancer is getting close to remission. The 74-year-old former sitcom star had announced in March that she had an incurable form of cancer and was given as…

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…