Western Pa. man, 71, dies driving tractor in brush

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy was set on the body of a 71-year-old man who died when he fell off a tractor that was pulling a brush mower in western Pennsylvania. The We……

Corpse flower making stink at Phipps conservatory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The folks at Pittsburgh’s Phipps Conservatory are making a stink over their newest exhibit. Then again, the exhibit itself is contributing to the stench. A rare corpse flower is blooming and the conservatory was staying…

Indonesia arrests 8 more suspected militants

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police say Indonesia’s anti-terror squad has arrested eight more suspected militants accused of involvement in a plot to attack Myanmar’s embassy. Jakarta police spokesman Lt. Col. Rikwanto says Khoirul Ikhwan was arrested late Tuesday…

Afghan attorney general denies being fired

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A spokesman for Afghanistan’s attorney general says the senior judicial official has not been fired by the president for meeting Taliban officials in Dubai. Basir Azizi on Wednesday denied reports that Attorney General Mohammed…

Man shot by Ohio police dies; woman found stabbed

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say an armed man died after being shot by officers at an apartment complex where a woman was found with stab wounds. The shootin……
VAN HITS GARBAGE TRUCK

Van hits garbage truck

Police said the driver of a minivan blacked out and hit the back of a garbage truck.…

Jersey shore mayor priced out by property taxes

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a Jersey shore town is selling his waterfront home because he says he can’t afford the property taxes. Egg Harbor Mayor James “Sonny” McCullough has lived in the township’s…

Portugal raises $1.34 billion amid recovery hopes

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal has raised 1 billion euros ($1.34 billion) in short-term debt amid signs the country’s deep recession has bottomed out. The government debt agency said Wednesday it sold 700 million euros in 12-month Treasury…

Police: Woman loses money in quest for monkey

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Police in the Michigan city of Battle Creek have advised a woman that she shouldn’t expect to see a monkey, or her money. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports (http://bcene.ws/182UzkB ) a 25-year-old woman…

37 killed in bus accident near Malaysian resort

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A passenger bus plunged into a deep ravine Wednesday while traveling downhill near a Malaysian highland resort, killing 33 people, an official said. Sixteen people survived the accident, which occurred on a winding…

EU halts some arms exports to Egypt, aid untouched

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union foreign ministers are seeking to forge a joint response to the crisis in Egypt to push for an end to the violence and a return to negotiations, with discussions expected on proposals to…

Bulgarians apologize for Soviet-led invasion

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Unknown artists have painted a Soviet Army monument in Sofia pink in honor of the anniversary of the Prague Spring. Residents of the capital discovered Wednesday morning that the figures of Soviet soldiers had…

Dr. Oz, union plumber aid injured British tourist

NEW YORK (AP) — Quick-thinking good Samaritans, including a union plumber and celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, helped save the life of a British tourist whose leg was severed by a runaway taxi in midtown Manhattan. The 23-year-old victim,…

US sanctions Islamic school in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The United States has placed unprecedented sanctions on an Islamic school in northwest Pakistan for allegedly training and financing fighters from al-Qaida and other militant groups. The sanctions against Jamia Taleem-Ul-Quran-Wal-Hadith Madrassa, also known…

NJ judge allows taping of Snooki MTV series

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A judge won’t stop production of the MTV reality show “Snooki & JWoww” in a New Jersey shore town that’s rebuilding from Superstorm Sandy. Berkeley Township officials and residents fear taping of the…

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…

8 convicted of violating Pa. gun ban vow appeal

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A judge has convicted eight people of violating a northwestern Pennsylvania city ordinance banning guns in parks during a rally in support of open-car……