Obamas adopt 2nd White House dog, name her Sunny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Watch out, Bo — there’s a new dog in town. The White House says the Obamas have added a second dog to the first family. Her name is Sunny, and she’s a Portuguese Water Dog…

Man gets 24 years in prison for Ohio shooting

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio man has been sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges stemming from a ca……

Man drives car into Calif. tutoring center; 6 hurt

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A 76-year-old man drove his car into a California tutoring center on Monday, injuring himself and five other people, including two who were trapped underneath the vehicle, police said. Peter Hauk of Huntington…

10,000-gallon tank explodes at Pa. plant; 1 dead

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — There’s been an explosion at a western Pennsylvania industrial park holding fuel tanks. Police and firefighters have responded amid unconfirmed reports of injuries. The explosion happened at about 5:45 p.m. Monday at Brownies Oil…

Kellan Lutz of ‘Twilight’ unveils new fashion line

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What’s a hulking vampire to do without moody mortals in distress and with no more computer-enhanced battles to wage in the forest? For 28-year-old “Twilight” actor Kellan Lutz — better known as Emmett, the…

Dick Van Dyke uninjured after car fire on freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Van Dyke is uninjured after his Jaguar caught fire while he was driving on a Los Angeles freeway. California Highway Patrol officer Saul Gomez said Monday that the 87-year-old entertainer was not treated…

10,000-gallon tank explodes at Pa. plant; 1 dead

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 10,000-gallon fuel oil tank has exploded at a western Pennsylvania industrial park and gone flying across a road, killing a worker who was weld……

Ohio man sentenced for false distress call

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to making a false distress call prompting a massive search on Lake Erie must serve three months in federa……

Village bloodbath highlights Egypt’s new agony

CAIRO (AP) — The police captain says he has memories of pretending to be dead, of men being dragged around by cars, of a policeman being told by his attacker: “We will give you a slow death.” Mohammed…

Munchies from marijuana festival fetch $50 online

SEATTLE (AP) — A few eBay users are seeing a money-making opportunity in the free bags of chips that were given out by police over the weekend at Seattle’s pot festival known as Hempfest. An unopened Doritos bag…

Guardian chief: UK had newspaper disks destroyed

LONDON (AP) — British agents oversaw the destruction of an unspecified number of the Guardian newspaper’s hard drives in an apparent bid to keep the fruit of Edward Snowden’s leaks safe from Chinese spies, the newspaper’s editor said…

Police: Australian player target of random killing

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) — Police say an Australian man who attended an Oklahoma college on a baseball scholarship was shot to death in a random act of violence by three teenagers who were “bored.” Duncan Police Chief Dan…

Gettysburg College walk to mark start of school

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gettysburg College will mark the start of the school year with a traditional walk from campus to the cemetery where President Abraham Lincoln de……

US judge approves force-feeding California inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a request from California and federal officials to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide prison hunger strike entered its seventh week. Officials say they fear for the welfare…

Car hits 3 pedestrians in Montana, killing 1

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities in northern Montana say a vehicle struck three pedestrians near a bar in the tiny town of Sunburst, killing one and injuring two others. Officials in Toole County tell the Great Falls…

Isolated Mashco-Piro Indians appear in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A tribe of Indians that lives in voluntary isolation in Peru’s southeastern Amazon has made a tense attempt at contact. The president of the regional FENAMAD indigenous federation says more than 100 Mashco-Piro appeared…

Official: Jamaica must curb police killings

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A former Northern Ireland police ombudsman says Jamaican security forces must significantly curb fatal shootings of civilians if they want islanders to trust them. Nuala O’Loan says there is, in her words, an “unparalleled…

Scalia: Court shouldn’t ‘invent new minorities’

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is making decisions that should be left to Congress or the people, from wiretapping to “inventing” new classes of minorities, Justice Antonin Scalia said Monday. In an apparent reference to…
mercer explosion

1 dead in Mercer blast

The explosion occurred about 5:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Industrial Park on Crestview Drive in Pymatuning Township. …