Vice president with son in Texas for medical tests

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is in Houston while his son undergoes medical tests after experiencing weakness and disorientation last week. Beau Biden, the Delaware attorney general, is undergoing tests Tuesday to determine what caused…

Pa. man, 102, honored for lifelong Ford loyalty

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania Ford dealership has honored a 102-year-old man for his lifelong loyalty to the brand. The (Somerset) Daily American (http://bit.ly/1anH1GP ) reports Floyd Pullin was honored with a birthday cake, luncheon and…

Tenn. legislator to challenge US Sen. Alexander

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sen. Lamar Alexander’s efforts to ward off a primary challenge from the right fell short Tuesday with Tennessee state Rep. Joe Carr’s announcement that he will mount a tea party challenge for the Republican…

Obama and ’72 Dolphins, a salute after 40 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 1972 NFL season, the Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins played 17 games without a loss. Then they went 40 years without White House acknowledgment of that unmatched feat. Until today. President Barack Obama…

W. Pa. councilman wants park drilling referendum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A councilman representing the county that includes Pittsburgh wants voters to decide by referendum any time officials try to lease county-owned pa……

Insane Clown Posse feels qualified to do FUSE show

NEW YORK (AP) — They are the self-proclaimed “Most Hated Band in the World,” and now they’re bringing their own theater of the absurd to the Fuse Network with the aptly titled “Insane Clown Posse Theater.” For 24…

Rights group urges Gaza’s Hamas to halt executions

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An international human rights group is demanding that Gaza’s Hamas government halt all planned executions, including that of a 28-year-old convicted of killing a child when he himself was still a minor.…

Democrats push ban on Ohio gov’s outside pay

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two House Democrats are championing a proposal that would ban a sitting Ohio governor from receiving outside compensation, including from firm……

Broncos player may be witness in murder case

DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller could be called as a witness in the death penalty case against a man accused of stabbing five people to death in a Denver bar in October. Miller is among…

Lawyer raises concerns about jury in baby killing

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — The lawyer for a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face is objecting to the racial makeup of potential jurors. Jury selection began Monday in the trial of 18-year-old…

Photos: Torrential rains deluge the Philippines

Some of the Philippines’ heaviest rains on record fell for a second day, turning the capital’s roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters.

State Rep. Joe Carr announces Alexander challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr says he’ll challenge incumbent Lamar Alexander for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate next year. The decision to challenge Alexander means Carr will abandon his bid to oust…

ABC, CBS news gaining with different approaches

NEW YORK (AP) — Evening newscasts on ABC and CBS are both gaining ground on market leader Brian Williams of NBC News, but that’s one of the few things they have in common. Behind Diane Sawyer, second-place ABC…

Jordan’s king warns of sectarian ‘destruction’

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s king has warned that ethnic and sectarian violence could lead to the “destruction” of the Muslim world. Abdullah II’s remarks came at a conference in the Jordanian capital on Tuesday of 100 religious…

Pistorius, Steenkamp family reps ‘talking’

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lawyer for the family of Oscar Pistorius’ slain girlfriend said Tuesday that representatives of the two families were in contact, possibly over an out-of-court settlement that would compensate Reeva Steenkamp’s parents for her killing…

Review: New TiVo delivers for avid TV viewers

EDISON, N.J. (AP) — When I bought my first TiVo digital video recorder in 2001, I was a real trendsetter. “You can really pause live television?” friends asked with wonder. “You don’t have to rewind a tape when…

Stock futures rise after 4-day sell-off

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are edging higher after a four-day sell-off that shaved more than 300 points off the Dow Jones industrial average. U.S. markets are bucking global indexes, which continued to be hammered Tuesday by…

EU bans fish from Faeroe Isles in spat over stocks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is escalating a spat over fishing quotas with the tiny Faeroe Islands in what it calls a bid to prevent overfishing. The EU Commission, the 28-nation bloc’s executive arm, said Tuesday it…

Russian female runners: Kisses not a protest

MOSCOW (AP) — Quick kisses exchanged by four Russian female sprinters, exuberant after winning a relay race at the world championships in Moscow, have set off a flurry of speculation that they were protesting Russia’s new controversial law…

Fence to be installed at Sandy Hook School

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Officials in Newtown, Conn., say crews will soon install a black iron fence to block the driveway of the school where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in December. The News-Times reports…