Court sides with providers on malpractice fund

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A state court is siding with hospitals and doctors in a case involving unspent balances in Pennsylvania’s supplemental medical malprac……

Italian Senate vote on Berlusconi’s future in fall

ROME (AP) — A senator says the Italian Senate will vote on whether or not to confirm ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi’s ban from public office before November. Dario Stefano, head of the parliamentary commission which must formally rule on…

Feds: Trinidad casino owner stiffed US on taxes

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man is charged with failing to pay taxes on nearly $4 million in earnings from a casino he owned in Trinidad. David Migliore is scheduled to make an initial appearance Monday…

Slain rebels flown to Peru capital for DNA tests

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s president says security forces believe they have killed two top leaders of the Shining Path rebel group in combat in a southeastern coca-growing region. President Ollanta Humala told reporters that three rebels were…

Report: Drug lords behind attacks on Brazil NGO

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A taped conversation between two convicted drug lords serving time in a prison in southern Brazil suggests the pair might be behind a spate of attacks on one of Rio de Janeiro’s most…

Turkey introduces warning labels for alcohol

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Bottles and cans of alcohol sold in Turkey must soon bear warnings similar to those on cigarette packages, including the phrase “Alcohol is not your friend.” The new regulations about the labels result from…

UK bars trash cans from tracking people with Wi-Fi

LONDON (AP) — Officials demanded Monday that an advertising firm stop using a network of high-tech trash cans to track people walking through London’s financial district. The Renew ad firm has been using technology embedded in the hulking…
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Cops bust East Side gang

Law enforcement authorities said they dismantled a Youngstown gang that included two convicted murderers suspected of using violence to control their status as a major drug trafficking organization based in the Victory Estates public housing development on the city’s East Side. …

Animal welfare group vandalizes Iowa butter cow

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An animal welfare group poured red paint over the Iowa State Fair’s butter cow, but the damage was quickly scraped away and the iconic sculpture is back on display. Iowans for Animal Liberation,…

Cincinnati puts safer student housing list online

CINCINNATI (AP) — University students and others looking for safer housing in Cincinnati can turn to a new city website for a list of apartments or homes that have passe……

Review: Bryan plays it safe on ‘Crash My Party’

Luke Bryan, “Crash My Party” (Capitol Nashville) Within the first minute of “That’s My Kind Of Night,” the opening track on Luke Bryan’s new album “Crash My Party,” he cites tailgating, beer drinking and a nameless “pretty girl”…

W. Pa. DA believes online adoption ad a ‘scam’

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A district attorney says an online ad claiming to be from a woman trying to find someone to adopt he baby boy is a scam, likely originating overseas. Dis……
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Rape grand jury meets

A grand jury Steubenville is meeting again to consider whether other crimes might have occurred in the rape of a 16-year-old West Virginia girl a year ago.…

W. Pa. man dies in ATV crash, friend gets DUI

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been killed in what police believe was an alcohol-related crash on an all-terrain vehicle, while his friend was c……

NH man said to have made threats before shooting

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire’s attorney general says a YWCA where a father shot his 9-year-old son to death during a supervised weekend visit had used a metal detector on the man in the past but did…

Son of Del. courthouse gunman remains in custody

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A former Delaware optometrist will remain in custody pending a detention hearing on charges he conspired with his family over several years to torment and stalk his ex-wife following a bitter divorce and custody…

Rejuvenating rains don’t come to Namibian desert

ORUPEMBE, Namibia (AP) — The police are about the only people left in this village of 400 in the Namibian desert because the infrequent rains have ceased due to a drought, forcing residents to seek precious water and…