Former astronaut C. Gordon Fullerton dies at 76

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) — C. Gordon Fullerton, a former astronaut who flew on two space shuttle missions and had an extensive career as a research and test pilot for NASA and the Air Force, died Wednesday, the space…

Mo. school bus overturns in Kan., hurting students

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — One of two buses taking Missouri sixth-graders to an annual campout overturned in northeast Kansas on Wednesday, injuring at least 20 of those onboard, including the driver. The bus, which was carrying sixth-grade…

Ousted politician Bo Xilai goes on trial in China

JINAN, China (AP) — Disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai went on trial Thursday on charges of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power, marking the ruling Communist Party’s attempts to draw a line under one of its most lurid…

Opening statements made at trial in temple murders

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors at the retrial of an Arizona man charged with the 1991 murders of nine people at a Buddhist temple in metro Phoenix were played a confession from the man’s high-school friend who said they…

Fourth man pleads guilty in border agent shooting

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 28-year-old man has pleaded guilty in connection with the 2009 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who was lured into a trap to steal his night-vision goggles. Federal prosecutors in San Diego…

HIV test prompts proposal for porn film moratorium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The adult film industry announced a moratorium on the making of porn films Wednesday after an actor tested positive for HIV. The performer was not immediately identified and officials didn’t say when the positive…
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Shop helps anti-bullying effort

On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the boutique will have an open house, with some of the proceeds that day going to the "Stomp Out Bullying" organization. …

New Jersey farmer gets political with corn maze

CHESTER, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey farmer has cut the faces of Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his Democratic challenger into a corn maze to highlight the state’s gubernatorial election. The corn was planted in June at…

HIV test prompts proposal for porn film moratorium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The adult film industry’s trade association is calling for a moratorium on filming after an actor tested positive for HIV. The Free Speech Coalition said Wednesday the actor’s sex partners are in the process…

NASA recycles spacecraft to search for asteroids

PASADENA, California (AP) — A NASA spacecraft currently in hibernation will be restarted to search for asteroids that astronauts could potentially explore. The space agency said Wednesday it will awaken the Wise spacecraft next month to begin its…

New bluefin tuna rules proposed in Atlantic, Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Boats using surface fishing lines with miles of baited hooks would get individual limits for bluefin tuna under rules proposed to end the practice of dumping dead bluefin caught on hooks meant for other…

Uneasy partners Japan, SKorea join US air drills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan and South Korea’s unprecedented joint participation in air force exercises over Alaska shows that America’s two staunchest Asian allies are willing to cooperate on security despite their political differences. Their aircraft have been flying…

5 US institutions to share meteorite pieces

CHICAGO (AP) — Five U.S. institutions will share parts of a rare meteorite that exploded in a fireball over California last year, The Field Museum said Wednesday. The meteor dates to the early formation of the solar system…

Arias lawyers want Twitter accounts of new jurors

PHOENIX (AP) — Jodi Arias’ attorneys want a judge to allow them to monitor the Twitter accounts of the jury seated in her murder trial to be certain jurors aren’t communicating details about the case on social media.…

Uneasy partners Japan, SKorea join US air drills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan and South Korea’s unprecedented joint participation in air force exercises over Alaska shows that America’s two staunchest Asian allies are willing to cooperate on security despite their political differences. Their aircraft have been flying…

Judge delays sentencing Calif. professor on arsons

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A judge has delayed sentencing for a day for a California professor who set a series of fires and sent private emails describing a plan to attack his son’s high school after the…

Parents of CA teen shot by DEA agents awarded $3M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has awarded $3 million to the parents of a Southern California teen who was fatally shot by plainclothes Drug Enforcement Administration agents three years ago. The judge said Wednesday that the…

St Lucia PM: US suspends assistance to police

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The United States has withdrawn all assistance to St. Lucia’s police force over concerns about allegations of unlawful killings, the leader of the small Caribbean country announced. St. Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony said…