Lawyer: Adoptive parents can’t see Cherokee girl

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawyer appointed to look out for the best interests of a 3-year-old Cherokee girl at the center of an adoption dispute has asked a judge to suspend visitation rights for her adoptive parents,…

Deals send stocks edging higher on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — A handful of corporate deals helped nudge the stock market up Monday, despite a disappointing report on the economy. Amgen surged 8 percent, the biggest gain in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, after…

La. community is ‘a ghost town’ a year after Isaac

BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) — Isaac barely had hurricane-strength winds when it blew ashore a year ago, but its effects are still apparent in coastal Louisiana where thousands of homes flooded. After landfall on Aug 28, 2012, Isaac stalled,…

Sheriff: Missing Arizona teen found dead in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Arizona teenager assumed to be missing in the woods of Southern Oregon talked with his parents about the book “Into the Wild” and told a friend he wanted to run away. The Douglas…
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Gang member granted new trial

A federal appeals court panel on Monday upheld a ruling granting a former Youngstown gang member convicted of killing a 3-month-old a new trial.…

Music Review: Another portrait of Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan, “Another Self Portrait (1969-1971): The Bootleg Series Vol. 10″ (Columbia) In the latest entry of his ongoing vault-diving releases, Bob Dylan revisits one of his least-heralded albums. “Self Portrait,” released in 1970, is remembered less today…

Italy stocks tumble amid political uncertainty

ROME (AP) — Milan’s stock exchange has closed sharply lower amid heightened concerns about a government crisis following Silvio Berlusconi’s definitive conviction for tax fraud. The benchmark FTSE MIB closed down 2.1 percent Monday, dragged in particular by…

Woman charged in death of baby found in Pa. pub

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A woman is facing criminal homicide charges in the death of a baby whose body was found in a restaurant toilet in northeastern Pennsylvania. WFMZ-……

Heat prompts early dismissals in Midwest schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Students throughout the Midwest are getting out of school early this week because of sweltering conditions and a lack of air conditioning in some classrooms. Schools in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Illinois…

Western leaders mull military response in Syria

PARIS (AP) — Western leaders are discussing whether to stage a military response to last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria. France and Germany, which refused to support the 2003 Iraq invasion, suggested Monday they may take…

Rural Andean churches plagued by sacred art thefts

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The thieves tunneled under the thick walls of the colonial-era Roman Catholic church in the tiny southern Bolivian town of San Miguel de Tomave, emerged through the floor and made off with five…

Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake own the MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — It may not be a good thing for her, but Miley Cyrus had the most memorable moment at the MTV Video Music Awards. The provocative pop singer was the hot topic at Sunday night’s…

Newtown shooter’s school records being sought

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A portrait of a highly isolated young man is emerging as a state office investigating the Newtown school shooter seeks the release of his educational records. Connecticut’s child advocate office is seeking Adam…

India’s Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sonia Gandhi, India’s most powerful politician and the leader of the ruling Congress party alliance, was in stable condition Monday night after falling ill during a debate in Parliament. Press Trust of India, quoting…

Conn. officer kills lizard found menacing chickens

LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — The story of a large reptile roaming this rural town was no urban legend. Police say a Ledyard officer shot a monitor lizard to death Sunday afternoon, after a resident called 911 to report…

Kate Gosselin sues ex over book, alleges hacking

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Reality TV star Kate Gosselin has filed a lawsuit accusing her ex-husband, Jon, of stealing her hard drive and hacking into her phone and computer to get material for a tell-all book. The federal lawsuit…

James Brown biopic to be filmed in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tate Taylor, the Mississippi native who directed “The Help,” said Monday that he’ll make a biographical feature film about James Brown in the state, starting this fall. “Every frame will be shot in Mississippi.…

Ariz. tries for foliage crown, to Vt.’s chagrin

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The editor of the Arizona Highways magazine says Vermont is the nation’s gold standard when it comes to fall foliage. But the editor, Robert Stieve (STEE’-vee), points out that the foliage season in Arizona…

Police: treasure hunters attack Greek monastery

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police have arrested three armed men who allegedly broke into a Greek monastery, tied up monks and planned to search for treasure with a mechanical digger. They were caught Sunday when a friar who…

Deputies: Fla. shooter made list of victims

LAKE BUTLER, Fla. (AP) — Florida investigators say they still haven’t determined why a former trucking company employee went on a weekend shooting rampage that left him and two others dead. Union County sheriff’s Lt. Lyn Williams said…