More crews arrive to help battle Idaho wildfire

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) — Fire crews on Saturday faced another challenging day battling a rapidly growing wildfire burning closer to two posh, central Idaho resort communities, while other fires raged on in the West. In northern Utah, several…

Royals INF Tejada suspended 105 games for PED use

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former MVP Miguel Tejada was suspended for 105 games on Saturday for testing positive for an amphetamine, one of the longest suspensions given by Major League Baseball. The 39-year-old infielder for the Kansas…

Lebanon arrests 3 suspects in Turks’ kidnapping

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese authorities have arrested three people in connection with last week’s kidnapping of two Turkish Airlines pilots in Beirut, the state news agency said Saturday. Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces referred the three suspects in custody…

Hunter rescued after northern Alaska bear mauling

ANAKTUVUK PASS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Air National Guard says crews equipped with night-vision goggles rescued a hunter more than 36 hours after he was mauled by a brown bear in northern Alaska’s remote Brooks Range. The…

5 decades later, some JFK probe files still sealed

Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of investigative documents remain withheld from public view. The contents of these files are partially known — and intriguing…

Iraq premier warns of weapons smuggled from Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says weapons and fighters flowing into Syria are ending up in Iraq, contributing to the spiraling violence in his country. More than 3,000 people have died in violence across Iraq during the…

Police: Special-needs woman bound in Pa. basement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a woman with special needs was found tied up in the basement of a north Philadelphia home. A police spokeswoman said officers were called……

Security forces storm mosque, round up protesters

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security forces have stormed a Cairo mosque and rounded up hundreds of supporters of the ousted president who had barricaded themselves in the mosque overnight. Security officials say officers raided the Ramses Square mosque…

Ohio attorney general warns of grant scams

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning families and students to be on guard for financial scams such as phony grant offers in the back-to-sc……

Sunni leader: Hezbollah dragging Lebanon into war

BEIRUT (AP) — One of Lebanon’s most powerful Sunni politicians has accused the leader of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group of dragging the country further into neighboring Syria’s civil war. The comments Saturday from former Prime Minister Saad…

Puerto Rico to renew debate on political status

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The party of Puerto Rico’s governor is pushing for a constitutional assembly to help resolve the U.S. territory’s political status. Members of the Popular Democratic Party expect to debate the issue Sunday…

Ex-nuke chief says Iran has 18,000 centrifuges

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s outgoing nuclear chief says Tehran has a total of 18,000 centrifuges for uranium enrichment — a process that can be a pathway to making nuclear weapons. The number is higher by a third…

Iraq premier warns of weapons smuggled from Syria

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister warned Saturday that weapons and fighters flowing into Syria are now making their way to Iraq, as a rising tide of violence sweeps across the country. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said that…

23 bodies found in conflict area in western Mexico

MORELIA, Mexico (AP) — The prosecutor’s office for Mexico’s Michoacan state says nine bodies have been found in a remote area where drug cartels, vigilantes and federal forces have been fighting much of this year. Prosecutor’s spokesman Alejandro…

Judge OKs LA County condom requirements for porn

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has upheld as constitutional a Los Angeles County law requiring adult film performers to wear condoms. Friday’s ruling is a setback to porn producers who filed a lawsuit to block the…

Wis. man with unusual name is charged in Iowa

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Madison man whose unusual name drew national attention last year after he was arrested for marijuana possession now faces drug charges in Iowa. A Wisconsin State Journal report (http://bit.ly/1bGQdnt ) says felony drug…

Canada allows railway behind disaster to operate

OTTAWA (AP) — A Canadian government agency says the U.S. rail company whose runaway train crashed into a small Quebec town, killing 47 people last month, has adequate insurance to keep operating for the next month and a…

Naturally Grown: An alternative label to organic

SCHAGHTICOKE, N.Y. (AP) — Justine and Brian Denison say they adhere to all the growing practices required for organic certification, yet if they label their beans and tomatoes “organic” at the farmer’s market, they could face federal charges…

Jackson’s ex-wife reveals singer’s private moments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at key moments this past week in the wrongful death trial in Los Angeles between Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, and concert giant AEG Live LLC, and what is expected at court…

Usain Bolt wins men’s 200 meters at worlds

MOSCOW (AP) — When Usain Bolt means business, he is still all alone out there. Bolt coasted to his third straight 200-meter world title with the race basically wrapped as soon as he entered the finishing straight Saturday.…