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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — The United States has withdrawn all assistance to St. Lucia’s police force over concerns about allegations of unlawful killings, the leader of the small Caribbean country announced.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

AP Newsbreak: Feds running out of wildfire money

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap. The nation’s…

Utah thieves vacuum coins from machine

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of enterprising thieves took a car wash to the cleaners: They used a powerful shop vacuum to suck quarters out of a coin-operated machine, police said Wednesday. The duo drew the…

German woman who lost arm to shark in Maui dies

HONOLULU (AP) — A German woman who lost her arm in a shark attack died Wednesday, one week after she was bitten while snorkeling off Maui. Jana Lutteropp, 20, who had been on life support, died at Maui…

Slain Australian came to US for school, baseball

ADA, Okla. (AP) — Chris Lane traveled from Australia to the United States for the love of the game — and the opportunity to secure a college degree while playing America’s pastime. On the small campus of East…
Recycling delay

Recycling pickup delayed

The problem is Allied Waste, who provides the curbside service to the county free of charge, is having some staffing issues, which stem from a work stoppage earlier this year. …

LAN fighting eviction from Argentine airport

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Latin America’s largest airline said Wednesday that an Argentine government order to vacate its hangar at the downtown Buenos Aires airport would force it to stop operating domestic flights in the country and…

Valcke hopes for changes in WCup bidding process

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA’s secretary general on Wednesday floated an idea for a possible change to the World Cup bidding process in response to a spate of challenges in organizing next year’s tournament in Brazil, which…

GLAAD finds movies lag behind TV in LGBT roles

NEW YORK (AP) — We may be seeing more prominent gay and lesbian characters on TV shows, but the movie industry lags well behind the small screen, an advocacy group reports. In its first study of LGBT roles…
Crews are doing seismic testing throughout the county, which involves several trucks lining up and vibrating the ground.

Seismic testing under way

Crews are doing seismic testing throughout the county, which involves several trucks lining up and vibrating the ground. …

Hasan: ‘Illegal war’ provoked Fort Hood rampage

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The Army psychiatrist on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood says the deadly attack was provoked by American soldiers being deployed to “engage in an illegal war.” Maj. Nidal Hasan…

Manning case unlikely to affect other leak probes

McLEAN, Virginia (AP) — Prosecutors sought a lengthy prison term for U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to create a deterrent for other soldiers who might consider following in his footsteps. But while the 35 years Col. Denise Lind…

Costa Rican man who killed US teen gets new trial

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican authorities say a security guard who fatally shot an American teenager after mistaking him for an intruder will get a new trial after winning an appeal. Jorge Guevara was sentenced…

Rare polio virus spreads to Israel’s north

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president is urging the country’s children to get polio boosters after a rare appearance of the virus spread to the north of the country. President Shimon Peres met with children getting vaccinations at a…

Las Vegas newspapers battling over joint operation

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The publisher and editor of the Las Vegas Sun has accused the company that owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal of trying to kill their cross-town rivalry with a bid to buy out his newspaper…

AG won’t challenge same-sex marriage licenses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he will not challenge a move by the Dona Ana County clerk to issue same-sex marriage licenses. King told reporters Wednesday that he didn’t believe state laws…

Erotic novel causes a stir at Guantanamo war court

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner says guards in the highest-security wing of the prison gave his client an apparently contraband copy of the erotic novel “Fifty Shades of Grey.”…

Businesses, groups target Indiana gay marriage ban

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A coalition of businesses and activist groups who launched a push Wednesday to defeat an amendment that would write Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban into the state constitution warned that if it passes it would set…