Warren Bike Trail

New portion of bike trail done

Several portions of the trail are missing, but once the trail is finished, bicyclists will be able to travel from Ashtabula to the Ohio River in East Liverpool. …

Mother of slain Ga. baby cross-examined by defense

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The mother of a baby who was fatally shot in his stroller in coastal Georgia testified at a man’s murder trial Tuesday that she threw her arms across her baby in a bid to…

Grass fire burns homes in Northern California city

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A fire sparked on a grassy hillside jumped into trees and then burned several homes in a crowded Northern California neighborhood. Public Information Officer Gale Spears tells KGO-TV that five houses have burned in…

Hole makes huge pumpkin ineligible for Alaska fair

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — J.D. Megchelsen holds the record for giant pumpkins in Alaska, and the Nikiski gardener knew he had a candidate this year to beat the record of 1,287 pounds set in 2011. But when a…

Detroit man pleads guilty in theft of dad’s body

DETROIT (AP) — A man accused of stealing his father’s body from a Detroit cemetery with the hope of bringing him back to life has pleaded guilty in exchange for avoiding prison. Vincent Bright pleaded guilty Monday to…

Prominent entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family representative says prominent entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included such industry heavyweights as Michael Eisner, Jim Henson and David Wolper, has died at age 87. Russell, who died Friday in Los…

KKK leaflets cause bomb scare in Pa. community

READING, Pa. (AP) — A bizarre find brought out the bomb squad in an eastern Pennsylvania community. The Reading Police Bomb Squad was called to Tilden Township to inves……

3 bodies found in train derailment, 9 total killed

TABASCO, Mexico (AP) — A Mexican federal official says rescue crews have found the bodies of three more Central American migrants at the site of a train derailment in southern Mexico, raising the death toll to nine. Civil…

‘Girls Gone Wild’ creator gets 270 days in jail

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis was sentenced Tuesday to 270 days in jail and three years’ probation for assaulting a woman at his Los Angeles mansion in 2011. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge…

Venezuela president warns against attack on Syria

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says any outside military action taken against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons on its own citizens could lead to a “disastrous war.” Maduro is a close ally…

California governor proposes $315M prison fix

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California’s prison population by proposing a $315 million plan to send thousands of inmates to private prisons and vacant county…

DA: Charges won’t be filed against Scottie Pippen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors are declining to bring charges against former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen after a fight with an autograph seeker outside a Malibu sushi restaurant. Prosecutors said Tuesday there is insufficient…

Female general: Ability, confidence propel career

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colorado (AP) — The first woman to lead the U.S. Air Force Academy says she faced resistance and harassment in her career, but competence and confidence helped her push through the ranks to one of…

Las Vegas Sands to pay $47.4M to settle fed probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. has agreed to pay $47.4 million after failing to report millions of dollars it gained from a gambler linked to drug trafficking. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los…

Dominican judge orders sect leader to face trial

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The German leader of a New Age sect in the Dominican Republic has been ordered to face trial on weapons charges. Judge Yacaira Veras ruled Tuesday there is enough evidence to try…

‘Twerking’ bounces into Oxford dictionary

LONDON (AP) — Twerking, the rump-busting up-and-down dance move long beloved on America’s hip-hop scene, has officially gone mainstream. It’s got the English dictionary entry to prove it. Britain’s Oxford Dictionaries said the rapid-fire gyrations employed by U.S.…

Pa. board drafts new gas drilling rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A state environmental board has given preliminary approval to new regulations covering the oil and gas industry. The Department of Environmental P……

Nielsen’s top TV programs for week of Aug. 19-25

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Aug. 19-25. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “Under the Dome,” CBS, 10.64 million. 2. “Duck Dynasty,” A&E, 10.07 million. 3. “Video Music Awards,” MTV, 10.066 million. 4. “America’s…

US: Virus likely causing dolphin deaths

NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — Federal officials identified a virus Tuesday as the likely reason hundreds of bottlenose dolphins died along the East Coast, but they say there’s little they can do to stop the deaths. More than 330…

Ohio ex-lawyer indicted on forgery, other charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors are accusing a former central Ohio attorney of allegedly altering documents to incorrectly show that she had become the guardian of……