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……

Cleveland councilman convicted of drunken driving

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland city councilman accused of drunken driving for the third time has been convicted of driving under the influence. Councilman Zachary Reed……

Pakistan, India trade fire along Kashmir border

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani military official has accused Indian troops of shelling across the disputed Kashmir border and killing an army captain. The official says the “unprovoked” shelling started at 11:15 p.m. local time Tuesday night in…

Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — More than three years after his arrest in Iraq, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is set to learn the price he’ll pay for leaking an unprecedented volume of classified information to a once-obscure, anti-secrecy…

Rescuers try to help pets that need each other

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ivan, Domino and Joshua arrived together at the animal shelter when their ailing owner could no longer care for them. To get adopted, they will need to go as one. The shepherd-husky mix, Dalmatian…

Anti-superstition activist gunned down in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — An activist who crusaded against superstition and black magic has been gunned down in daylight in a central Indian city. Hundreds of chanting students and activists are marching through the streets of Pune to…

Police: Ga. school suspect had nearly 500 rounds

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — Rufus Morrow was at work when he got a phone call with the worst news he could imagine: Shots fired at his daughter’s elementary school. He drove “about 90 mph” to Ronald E. McNair…

Greek state broadcaster resumes news programing

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new state television channel began airing news programs Wednesday, more than two months after the government’s abrupt closure of state broadcaster ERT drew international condemnation and triggered an acute political crisis. The move…

Israel monastery defaced in apparent political act

JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say vandals have defaced a monastery near Jerusalem, the latest in a series of similar incidents blamed on extremists. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Wednesday that an investigation is under way. She said minor…

Tobacco brands slip into Myanmar without fanfare

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — As some of the world’s biggest companies trumpet their arrival in Asia’s hottest frontier market, the tobacco industry has a different strategy: It’s slipping into Myanmar without fanfare. The impoverished nation of 60 million…

Australian opposition leader fights sexist image

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott is fighting perceptions that he is sexist and old-fashioned in his attitudes toward women with a taxpayer-funded parental leave policy for working mothers that even his political allies have…

Not-so-roughing-it: Glamorous ‘camping’ in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahh, the joys of roughing it in the great outdoors — champagne, high-thread-count sheets, flat-screen television. Camping, New York City-style. At least a couple of city locales are offering this unusual option — the…

Group: Some Muslims face delays for US citizenship

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Civil liberties advocates said Wednesday they have uncovered a government program to screen immigrants for national security concerns that has blacklisted some Muslims and put their U.S. citizenship applications on hold for years. The…

Wildfire burns out of control near Yosemite

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — More than 40 uncontained, active and large wildfires dot the western U.S. from Arizona to Washington state and Alaska, taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the…

Much-delayed ice show tries again in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Doubters said it was crazy to try to put on an ice show in the blazing Caribbean heat that bakes one of the world’s poorest countries. Yet, after nearly a year of postponement after…
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Nurse sentenced to 12 years

Andrew Martin of Bristolville pleaded guilty in Aprll to the murder-for-hire plot. …

BC-WEA–Global Weather-Fahrenheit, WEA

NEW YORK (AP) — Minimum and maximum temperatures in Fahrenheit, precipitation in inches and weather conditions as recorded for the previous day and forecast for the current and following day in each city as of 0800 GMT: ;MIN;MAX;COND;PRECIP;MIN;MAX;COND;MIN;MAX;COND…

Trial begins for Ohio mom charged in school brawl

CINCINNATI (AP) — Prosecutors say the case of an Ohio woman accused of helping her teenage daughter beat up a fellow classmate is the result of a mother acting “li……

Greenpeace denied entry to Russian Arctic

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Greenpeace says Russia has blocked one of its ships from entering Arctic waters where the environmentalist group was planning to stage protest actions against oil exploration activities by Rosneft and ExxonMobil. Greenpeace said Wednesday that…

Syrian activists claim deadly ‘toxic gas’ attack

BEIRUT (AP) — Two Syrian pro-opposition groups are claiming that government forces carried out a “poisonous gas” attack near the capital Damascus, leaving dozens of people dead. The two groups quote activists as saying that regime forces fired…