Mich. DNR kills bear, seeks link to attack on girl

SELMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Conservation officers have shot a shot and killed a black bear and plan tests to see if it’s the animal that chased and mauled a 12-year-old girl as she jogged on her grandfather’s…

Egyptian capital becomes battle zone amid crisis

CAIRO (AP) — Soldiers fired their rifles in the air to keep a crowd from attacking supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi as they were being taken, one by one, out of the Al-Fath mosque in Cairo where…

Martin’s mother speaks out against stop-frisk

The mother of Trayvon Martin spoke out Sunday against the stop-and-frisk police practice in New York City, saying neither police nor civilians have the right to stop someone because of their race. Critics say the stops target blacks…

Arrest after Facebook tip in Calif. riot vandalism

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in a Southern California beach community say they tracked down a suspected vandal after he “liked” photos on the police department’s Facebook page of patrol cars damaged in a riot that followed…

Former US Sen. Brown mulls White House run in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown could have presidential aspirations. The former GOP senator from Massachusetts tells The Boston Herald (http://bit.ly/14rTO3o ) he’s exploring the possibility of a presidential bid in 2016. Brown says…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Sunday, August 18, 2013. Heavy rainfall continued across the Southeast on Sunday. An area of low pressure located near the Central Gulf Coast, along a frontal boundary extending from the Central Gulf Coast…

2 dead in plane crash at Kansas City airport

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two people have been killed after a single-engine plane crashed at a small airport near downtown Kansas City. Fire spokesman James Garrett says the single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off Sunday afternoon…
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3 armed robberies related

YSU students were alerted late Saturday to an armed robbery at an off-campus fraternity house, the first of three robberies in the area within four hours.…

Utah girl dies after wind sends trampoline flying

PANGUITCH, Utah (AP) — A 9-year-old southern Utah girl is dead after a strong wind gust picked up the backyard trampoline she was sitting on and sent it flying more than 150 feet. Garfield County sheriff’s officials say…

Sex offender says he was to wed slain investigator

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A career criminal and sex offender who was the last person to see a slain federal criminal investigator claims in a jailhouse interview with a reporter that the two planned to wed. The slain…

Police: Arrest after bound woman found in Pa. home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman is charged with kidnapping after police say they found an “extremely thin” woman tied to a bed inside a north Philadelphia home. Authorities say officers who responded to an unrelated disturbance found the…
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Event excites racing fans

Platt Insurance Agency in Poland hosted its first-ever 'Touch a Truck' event.…

EU to ‘urgently review’ its relations with Egypt

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union will “urgently review” its relations with Egypt, where more than 800 people have died in clashes between security forces and supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi, officials said Sunday. In a rare…
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Youngstown man kicks off race

Army veteran and Purple Heart Recipient, Dave Balestrino Jr. of Youngstown, waved the green flag at the start of Sunday's NASCAR race in Michigan. …

NecronomiCon to celebrate horror writer Lovecraft

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — If you’ve enjoyed the works of Stephen King, seen the films “Alien” or “Prometheus,” or heard about the fictional Arkham Asylum in Batman, thank H.P. Lovecraft, the early 20th century horror writer whose work…

Mexico’s new gov’t follows old drug war strategy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — With the capture of two top drug lords in little more than a month, the new government of President Enrique Pena Nieto is following an old strategy it has openly criticized for causing more…

Lawyer: Norwegian imprisoned in Congo has died

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Tjostolv Moland, one of two Norwegian citizens imprisoned in Congo since 2009 on murder charges, has died in prison, his lawyer and government officials said Sunday. He was 32. The cause of death wasn’t immediately…