Luke Bryan releases album amid high expectations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Luke Bryan has taken an unusual approach to the business side of his career since winning the Academy of Country Music’s entertainer of the year in April: He’s turning down almost everything. Rather than…
Craig Beach Fire

Photos: Craig Beach Fire

Two houses on Afton Avenue were mostly destroyed by a fire that broke out at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.…

Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke to perform at MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke will perform their summer anthems at the MTV Video Music Awards later this month. MTV also announced a new award Tuesday called best song of the summer. Both Cyrus…

Remains identified as missing Ohio mom and son, 5

TALLMADGE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say decomposed remains found in the woods behind a northeast Ohio home have been identified as a missing woman and her 5-year-old so……

5 members of ‘Texas’ musical killed in auto wreck

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the deaths of five members of a popular summer musical production who were killed in an auto accident in the Texas Panhandle, an official said Tuesday. Texas…

Taiwan leader starts Caribbean tour in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou is being welcomed in Haiti as he starts a tour of Latin America and the Caribbean. Haitian President Michel Martelly greeted Ma at the airport in Port-au-Prince. The two leaders…

Railway in Quebec train to lose license

TORONTO (AP) — A U.S.-based rail company whose runaway oil train derailed and exploded in a Quebec town, killing 47 people, has lost its operating license in Canada, that country’s transportation agency said Tuesday. The Canada Transportation Agency…

Pittsburgh police search for man seen with gun

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police were searching for a man who reportedly brandished a gun during a domestic dispute, but couldn’t be found when a SWAT team cl……

UK police charge 2 people over soldier death video

LONDON (AP) — British police have charged two people for publishing a video which they say revels in the death of soldier Lee Rigby, who was hacked to death in a gruesome terror attack on May 22. In…

5 members of ‘Texas’ musical killed in auto wreck

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say alcohol is suspected as a factor in the deaths of five members of a popular summer musical production who have been killed in a Texas Panhandle auto accident. Texas Department of Public…

Firefighters’ benefits divide northern Ariz. city

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — In the days after a wildfire killed 19 members of an elite firefighting team, the Arizona city where they were based banded together in a series of moving public memorials and tributes, overwhelmingly united…

Stocks slip as interest rates creep higher

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is edging lower after long-term interest rates rose close to their highest level in two years. Stocks that are most sensitive to changes in interest rates fell the most. Homebuilders fell…

Attorney blasts firing from BP settlement program

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney who was fired by the court-supervised administrator of BP’s settlement with Gulf Coast businesses and residents is demanding to be reinstated with back pay. In a letter to claims administrator Patrick Juneau…

San Diego mayor challenges recall effort

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is challenging a recall effort by touting progress the city has made during his term — an indication that he has no intention of resigning. Filner, in a statement…

Radio host Piolin to get new show on SiriusXM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spanish-language radio host Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo is getting his own channel on SiriusXM, three weeks after Univision canceled his long-running show amid sexual harassment allegations. “Piolin Radio” will launch later this year. Sotelo will…

Man killed in stadium fall was lifelong Braves fan

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta Braves representative declined to answer questions about how a fan fell to his death from the upper deck of Turner Field or say whether the team will make any changes ahead of Tuesday…

Guyana seeks new investors for hydropower project

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana is seeking new foreign investors to help build a hydropower project after a key U.S. partner pulled out when opposition legislators voted against providing extra funding. President Donald Ramotar says he will keep…
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‘Vic Boyz’ in court

Nine of 13 alleged adult members of an East Side gang targeted by law enforcement pleaded not guilty to charges that allege they sold mass amounts of drugs from their base in the Victory Estates public housing development on the city’s East Side.…

Polish climber dies on Mount Hood

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — The search resumed early Tuesday for a Polish military man who failed to return from an attempt to summit Oregon’s Mount Hood. Hood River County sheriff’s Sgt. Pete Hughes says searchers plan to…

Voters to decide on $217M plan to revamp Astrodome

HOUSTON (AP) — The fate of a plan to renovate the Houston Astrodome, an iconic stadium that’s fallen into disrepair since it was shuttered four years ago, will be in the hands of voters this fall. Harris County…