Officials discover Asian carp DNA in NW Ohio river

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — State officials say DNA from Asian carp was found in one water sample among hundreds from northern Ohio rivers feeding into Lake Erie. The Blade in To……
FIREFIGHTERS BATTLE BLAZE

Crews battle 2 fires

Fire heavily damaged a two homes in Youngstown early Monday.…

Pa. man killed using tractor to collect firewood

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Officials in northwestern Pennsylvania say a man died while using a tractor to collect firewood. Emergency responders in Crawford County told the Eri……

Man wanted in Pa. car wash slaying turns self in

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man being sought in the stabbing death of his girlfriend at a western Pennsylvania car wash has turned himself in to face charges. The (……

German police arrest hostage-taker, free captives

BERLIN (AP) — A man took several people hostage at the city hall in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt on Monday, police said. It wasn’t clear what weapons the man might have or what he wanted, police spokesman…

Turkey slams Islamic bloc ‘inactivity’ over Egypt

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s leaders have criticized the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the group’s Turkish secretary-general for not taking a stance against the violence in Egypt. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Monday that Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu…

New Zealand gay weddings begin, 1 at 39,000 feet

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) — When Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau walked down the aisle to exchange vows Monday, the fasten-seatbelt signs were off. The couple celebrated the legalization of gay marriage in New Zealand by getting hitched…

Flooding forces 20,000 Russians from their homes

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry says around 20,000 people have been forced to leave their homes since July in the wake of floods in Russia’s Far East. Ministry spokeswoman Irina Rossius said Monday that the…

Task force: Coasts should prepare for rising seas

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential task force charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy has issued a report recommending 69 policy initiatives, most focused on a simple warning: Plan for future storms…

Iran to teach drone-hunting to school students

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian newspaper is reporting that the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guards paramilitary units plan to teach drone-hunting to school students. The Monday report by pro-reform Etemad daily quotes Gen. Ali Fazli, acting commander of…

After 7 decades, POW’s prized gold ring comes home

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a year and a half behind barbed wire as a prisoner in World War II, 2nd Lt. David C. Cox had just about reached his breaking point. Deliveries of Red Cross parcels to…

Judge bars most motive evidence in Fort Hood trial

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The prosecution’s murder case against the soldier accused in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood is nearing its end, though it’s unclear how much jurors will get to hear about the shooter’s…

Jury selection to begin in Ga. baby killing trial

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the trial of a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face during an attempted street robbery. A judge moved the trial of…

Prosecution: Woman screamed, then Pistorius fired

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius has arrived at a South African court ahead of the expected indictment of the double-amputee Olympian on a premeditated murder charge. Pistorius stood Monday in the dock of the Pretoria courtroom…

Ukraine weddings can bring sickness before health

RUZHYN, Ukraine (AP) — It was meant to be the happiest day of her life. Instead, Yulia Yukhimets’ wedding ended with her being rushed to the hospital, weak, pale and hooked to an IV — together with nearly…

Capital murder trial begins for Arizona fugitive

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys will deliver their opening statements Monday in the capital murder trial of an Arizona inmate who escaped from prison and is accused of killing an Oklahoma couple who were traveling…

Campaign seeks to push Seattle minimum wage to $15

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington already has the nation’s highest state minimum wage at $9.19 an hour. Now, there’s a push in Seattle, at least, to make it $15. That would mean fast food workers, retail clerks, baristas and…

Israel quietly maintains ties with Egyptian army

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is quietly and carefully watching the turmoil in neighboring Egypt while maintaining close contacts with the Egyptian military amid concerns that the escalating crisis could weaken their common battle against Islamic militants in the…

Lawyers summing up in Manning sentencing hearing

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge is hearing closing arguments in Bradley Manning’s sentencing hearing in the WikiLeaks case. Col. Denise Lind says she’ll hear the summations Monday at Maryland’s Fort Meade before deliberating on the…