Argentine high court considers media monopoly law

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The future of broadcast television and other news media in Argentina is at stake as the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of a law designed to break up privately held media…

George Zimmerman’s wife pleads guilty to perjury

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s wife pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after her husband’s arrest and was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service.…

‘Simpsons’ creator finds funny in his cancer fight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since word got out about Sam Simon’s cancer, this co-creator of “The Simpsons” and fervent philanthropist has heard from many people online asking to help rid him of his sizable wealth. “Some people just…

Sandra Bullock shows dancer’s poise in ‘Gravity’

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Sandra Bullock says her training as a dancer and carrying around her 40-pound (18-kilogram) 3-year-old helped her to get into top shape to play an astronaut drifting through space in “Gravity.” Bullock plays a…

Libya oil exports at 20 percent of pre-war level

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Protests by the security guards who protect Libya’s oil industry and infrastructure shutdowns have sent petroleum exports plunging to levels far below those prior to the 2011 war that toppled dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and…

Ground broken on Route 219 stretch in SW Pa.

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Ground has been broken on a new four-lane stretch of Route 219 in southwestern Pennsylvania. The $300 million project will realign an 11-mile stre……

Conservative health reform opponents in W. Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A conservative group that wants Congress to defund president Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is planning a town hall meeting in Pittsburg……

Tiny Okla. town tries to rid water supply of worms

COLCORD, Okla. (AP) — A northeast Oklahoma town is temporarily without a water supply after city workers found worms in the municipal water tower. The worms showed up in the drinking water supply in Colcord, a town of…

Tiger, 2 lions die from poison at Indonesian zoo

JAMBI, Indonesia (AP) — An investigation is under way after authorities determined that an endangered Sumatran tiger and two African lions found dead at an Indonesian zoo had eaten poison-tainted meat. The male tiger and the lions —…

Israel calls up reservists over Syrian threat

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official says the government has ordered a “limited” call-up of reserve troops in anticipation of a possible attack by Syria. The official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Security Cabinet ordered the mobilization after…

Egypt police arrest Brotherhood members’ relatives

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say police have detained more than 60 supporters and members of the Muslim Brotherhood over the past 24 hours, including relatives of top leaders. The crackdown on the group, from which ousted…

Detroit doughnut shop honors late hip-hop producer

DETROIT (AP) — A new Detroit coffee and doughnut shop will honor the memory of the late rapper-producer J Dilla. Dilla’s Delights will open this fall. Its CEO and founder is Dilla’s uncle, Herman Hayes, AKA Uncle Herm.…

China to launch unmanned lunar lander by year-end

BEIJING (AP) — China says it will launch its first unmanned lunar lander by the end of this year. The Chang’e 3 lander will carry a radio-controlled rover to transmit images and dig into the moon’s surface to…

Grove City College president retiring next year

GROVE CITY, Pa. (AP) — The president of Grove City College in western Pennsylvania plans to retire at the end of this academic year. Richard Jewell has been president of……

Flood traps 26 hikers for hours in Austrian cave

VIENNA (AP) — A flash flood unleashed by heavy rains has trapped 27 hikers in a cave in western Austria, but rescue workers say they are not in danger. The rescue officials say the hikers were cut off…

BoE’s Carney takes his message to the public

LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England’s new governor is taking his ideas for spurring Britain’s sluggish economy on the road. Mark Carney is traveling to the heart of the country to convince householders and managers that interest…

King bemoans ‘staggering’ joblessness among blacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The eldest son of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. says blacks can rightfully celebrate his father’s life and work with pride, but much more must be accomplished. Martin Luther King III, preparing to join ceremonies…

PM: Poland will not join strikes on Syria

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prime Minister Donald Tusk says that Poland “does not plan to participate in any kind of intervention in Syria.” As the U.S. and its allies appeared to be moving toward punitive military action, Tusk…