APNewsBreak: Iowa plant drops horse-slaughter plan

ALBUQURQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Iowa company is dropping plans to slaughter horses in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily banned the practice as part of a lawsuit filed by animal welfare groups, a company…

Body ID’d as missing Calif. federal investigator

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A woman’s body found near a Northern California park last week is that of a missing federal investigator, authorities said Tuesday. The Alameda County Coroner’s office has identified the body as 50-year-old Sandra Coke…

Bahamas detains more Haitian migrants at sea

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — A spokesman for the Bahamas military says authorities stopped two vessels carrying more than 100 Haitian migrants amid an apparent surge in illegal immigration. Lt. Origin Deleveaux of the Royal Bahamas Defense Force says…

Ala. man takes poison after child sex conviction

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama businessman convicted on a child sex charge died after he apparently swallowed poison following the reading of the verdict, a medical official said Tuesday. William Thomas Moore Jr., 42, was being booked…
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Plea deal upsets victim

The family is upset that the Mercer County D.A. reduced the attempted murder charges to two counts of aggravated assault. …

Journalist in critical condition after gun attack

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Authorities in Guatemala say assailants have shot and wounded a print and radio journalist in the southern part of the Central American nation. Fire department spokesman Juan Lopez says Freddy Rodas was shot three…

Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis to retire

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The principal of Columbine High School, who helped shepherd students to safety during the 1999 shootings there, is retiring after 18 years of leading the school. In a letter to parents Tuesday, Frank DeAngelis…

Lewis’ graphic novel tells his civil rights story

In telling his life story in the pages of a graphic novel, U.S. Rep. John Lewis pays homage to a comic book that propelled him into the civil rights movement and, ultimately, into Congress. The Georgia Democrat’s “March:…

Marathon suspect’s friends deny obstruction charge

BOSTON (AP) — Two college friends of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations they conspired to obstruct justice by agreeing to destroy and conceal some of their friend’s belongings as he evaded…

NYC woman is accused of posing as Sandy victim

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City woman who spent the past 9 ½ months portraying herself as a victim of Superstorm Sandy is now facing charges that she made it all up to collect insurance money,…

‘In Cold Blood’ killers’ DNA not linked to Fla.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The best chance to solve a decades-old quadruple murder in Florida ended Tuesday when sheriff’s deputies said they could not link DNA to the two killers profiled in the book “In Cold Blood.”…

NM ruling: Non-English speakers can be jurors

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers in the heavily Hispanic state that citizens who don’t speak English have the right to serve on juries — a right enshrined in…

Review: The artful ‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’

The outlaw romance “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” is a lyrical, sepia-toned folk tale, awash in 1970s filmmaking and the kind of stylized folksiness that pickling Brooklyn hipsters with handlebar mustaches will positively drool over. It deserves some of…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, August 13, 2013. The nearly stationary weather pattern over the East and Central U.S. became more progressive over the East on Tuesday. A cold front extending from the Mid-Atlantic through the Southern…

Ohio city fights release of police dept. gang map

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The mayor of one of Ohio’s largest cities plans to continue a fight against the release of a police department gang-territories map. The Blad……

Reality star Allemand hospitalized in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The model and reality TV star girlfriend of NBA Pelicans player Ryan Anderson has been hospitalized in New Orleans. According to a statement from her publicist Tuesday, Gia Allemand, a former model and cast…

Charges dropped in Pa. frozen meat assault case

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania have dropped charges against a man who had been accused of beating his wife with a package of frozen ground beef.……
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Sleep lab changes name

St. Joseph Health Center’s Diagnostic Sleep Lab in Howland is changing its name after receiving national accreditation.…

California paternity-rights bill on hold

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — A California bill sparked by a custody dispute involving “The Lost Boys” actor Jason Patric that would allow certain sperm donors to seek paternity rights in court is on hold after a legislative hearing…

Lance Bass, Stoudemire among Miss America judges

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Former ‘N Sync singer Lance Bass and New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire (ah-MAR’-ay STOW’-duh-my-ur) highlight the list of judges for next month’s Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. Joining them will be…