Police put out descriptions in attack on rocker

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Michigan police have put out partial descriptions of three male suspects in the abduction, beating and robbery of the lead singer of rock group The Calling after a performance at a festival. The group…

For investors, Haiti remains a tough environment

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Nickson Toussaint returned to Haiti from Washington, D.C., with dreams of opening a small hotel along the shimmering coast north of the country’s capital. He bought 2.6 acres of land for $70,000 and looked…

Germany chancellor visits former Nazi camp Dachau

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has visited the remains of the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau in southern Germany, where more than 43,000 people were killed by the Nazis from 1933 to 1945. Merkel’s visit on…

Nielsen’s top 20 prime-time shows for Aug. 12-18

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by the Nielsen Co. for Aug. 12-18. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. “Duck Dynasty,” A&E, 11.77 million. 2. “Under the Dome,” CBS, 10.36 million. 3. “America’s Got Talent” (Wednesday, 9 p.m.),…
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Man indicted for child porn

A Coitsville man whose home was raided three weeks ago was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he downloaded more than 4,000 child pornography files to the computer in his trailer park home.…

Browns game streaker pleads not guilty

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of streaking across the field during a Browns game has pleaded not guilty to charges of trespassing and public indecency. The Plain……

No charges in helmeted man’s shooting in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A grand jury has declined to charge a Cincinnati store clerk in the shooting death of a man who walked in wearing a motorcycle helmet. Hamilton County P……

Intruder breaks into German chancellor’s jet

BERLIN (AP) — An intruder managed to break into German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s jet at Cologne Airport for several hours last month, playing around with buttons in the cockpit, activating the escape slide and using fire extinguishers before…

10 things to know about Elmore Leonard

DETROIT (AP) — Ten things to know about Elmore Leonard, the acclaimed crime novelist who died Tuesday at age 87. ___ 1. HE WROTE ON PAPER Leonard wrote longhand on 63-page unlined yellow pads that were custom-made for…
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700 backpacks to be delivered

Huntington Bank and the United Way are ready to hand out 700 backpacks to students in the Mahoning Valley and Mercer County, Pennsylvania. …

The ‘Today’ Show launches new book club

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC’s “Today” show is investing in readers. The morning program announced Tuesday that it is starting a new book club. Its first club pick is “The Bone Season,” the debut novel of 21-year-old Samantha…

Prosecutors to attack Pistorius’ story, character

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Neighbors, an ex-girlfriend, a member of a firearms club and a former soccer player who claims Oscar Pistorius threatened him are all named among the 107 potential state witnesses for the double-amputee Olympian’s murder trial.…

Accused female drug trafficker returns to Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican official says that convicted drug trafficker Sandra Avila Beltran, known as the “Queen of the Pacific,” has returned to Mexico from the U.S. and has been handed over to authorities. The official…

Swedish museum to recover lost scientific artifact

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A rare 16th-century scientific instrument used by early astronomers that has been missing from a Swedish museum for around a decade has been recovered and will be returned this week, the London-based Art Loss Register…

Kennedy cousin, prosecutors argue murder appeal

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors and Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel’s attorney have filed court papers in his 2002 murder conviction appeal in which they disagree about the strength of the government’s case and the effectiveness of his…

Egypt aid to be reviewed at White House meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has halted military aid to Egypt, a Senate aide said Tuesday, describing what would be a rebuke of the once stalwart U.S. ally’s crackdown on Islamist opponents and the military ouster of…

Kagan: Justices not tech savvy, send paper memos

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elena Kagan says she and her fellow Supreme Court justices aren’t very tech savvy and still communicate with each other the same way they did when she was a clerk in 1987: with paper…

Doctor: Fort Hood suspect didn’t want deployment

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A doctor who worked with the Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage says he told her that the Army would “pay” if he were ever deployed overseas. Dr. Tonya…