Burkina Faso responds to protests over new Senate

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burkina Faso’s president has called on a government committee to assess plans for a controversial new Senate that spurred large-scale demonstrations last month. Critics believe Blaise Compaore plans to use the new Senate,…

Pa. man gets 30 years for trying to procure girl

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A northwestern Pennsylvania man will spend 30 years in federal prison for trying to procure an 11-year-old girl for sex, only to find she didn’t e……

Stocks edge higher in early trading on Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are inching mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street after the government reported a pickup in retail sales last month. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up two points, or 0.1…

Egypt’s rival sides upset with new governors

CAIRO (AP) — Police have fired tear gas as clashes erupted during rallies by hundreds of supporters of Egypt’s Islamist president in front of government buildings in the heart of Cairo. Security officials and witnesses say the fighting…

Mother, daughter, 5, killed in Chicago shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police say a 5-year-old girl and her 28-year-old mother have died after they were shot in the head. Authorities haven’t released their names, but police say their bodies were found shortly after midnight Tuesday…

Official: Bodies of 8 abducted Afghans found

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial official says the bodies of eight Afghans abducted last week and then killed by insurgents have been found, dumped along the country’s main north-south highway. Mohammad Ali Ahmadi, deputy governor of Ghazni…

Spotify’s Top 10 most viral tracks

The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, August 5, to Sunday, August 11, via Facebook, Tumblr,…

Pa. boy, 15, jailed in attack on disabled friend

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pittsburgh teen attacked his disabled best friend over a girl, choking him from behind and beating him until he was unconscious. The 15-year-old suspect, Kenneth Murphy, is being held in Allegheny County…

Fan who died in fall went to several games a month

ATLANTA (AP) — The mother of a Georgia man who died after falling from the upper deck of Turner Field in Atlanta says her son was a lifelong Braves fan who followed the team through losing seasons as…
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Couple tied up, robbed

A group of men broke into a Warren home early Tuesday, tied up two residents and stole more than $3,000, according to police.…

US retail sales up 0.2 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales edged up in July despite a drop in auto sales. A category of purchases that excludes the most volatile areas rose by the most in seven months, a sign that consumer spending…

Crews recover son’s gift in Conn. plane wreckage

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A china tea set bought by 17-year-old Maxwell Henningsgaard for his mother has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane that crashed into two houses in Connecticut, killing the teen, his father…

Q&A: Ashton Kutcher talks about becoming ‘Jobs’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s clear from Ashton Kutcher’s tone — even though he’s siting 2,500 miles away in New York — that the 35-year-old actor and technology enthusiast holds an unflinching reverence for Steve Jobs, the Apple…

US retail sales up 0.2 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales edged up in July despite a drop in auto sales. A category of purchases that excludes the most volatile areas rose by the most in seven months, a sign that consumer spending…

Spotify’s Top 10 most streamed tracks

The following list represents the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, August 5, to Sunday, August 11: UNITED STATES 1. Robin Thicke, “Blurred Lines” (Star Trak LLC/Interscope) 2. Jay-Z, “Holy Grail” (Roc Nation) 3. Miley Cyrus, “We…

Futures heading higher ahead of retail report

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures edged higher on a report of rising retail sales and ahead of what are expected to be signs of increased confidence from U.S. businesses. And shares of J.C. Penney rose 2 percent…

Pittsburgh black art and culture center in debt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center for African American Culture is running a $1.8 million deficit and seeking more money from a county sales t……

Mali: Tuareg man slain while back home to vote

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Officials say an ethnic Tuareg man, who went home to northern Mali to vote, was killed by an angry mob. A spokesman for the Tuareg group, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad,…