Yemen terror boss left blueprint for waging jihad

TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — A year before he was caught on an intercept discussing the terror plot that prompted this week’s sweeping closure of United States embassies abroad, al-Qaida’s top operative in Yemen laid out his blueprint for…

Tyson to stop buying cattle fed Merck supplement

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. told cattle feeders this week it will no longer buy animals fed a supplement that’s designed to bulk them up before slaughter, citing experts who suggest the drug may be causing…

Greek Finance Ministry fined over tax data theft

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s Finance Ministry has been fined 150,000 euros ($200,000) by the country’s privacy watchdog for allegedly failing to protect data on millions of taxpayers that ended up in the possession of private companies. The…

Caesars Entertainment selling Macau property

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. informed regulators Friday that it is selling its property in Macau to an Asian developer for $438 million. The Las Vegas-based company reported in a quarterly filing to the…

France expels Tunisian as national security threat

PARIS (AP) — France has expelled a Tunisian man suspected of a role in several plans involving violence. The Interior Ministry said Friday that two journalists were among targets of the plans, but did not elaborate on the…

Candidate tweet labeled offensive taken down in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Aides to U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan in New Jersey have taken down a social media post that Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s campaign says was offensive. Lonegan is the GOP front-runner in the Senate…

NY library selling 22,000 vinyl LPs for $1 each

NEW YORK (AP) — Vinyl record collectors are flocking to New York City’s Lincoln Center for a sale of albums that were donated to the New York Public Library. The library is selling 22,000 records that are duplicates…

Lawuit blames Boeing for San Francisco jet crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three U.S. families have sued Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 at San Francisco International Airport, alleging that coach passengers suffered more serious injuries than business class travelers because of…
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Water trials test dogs

If you ever spend time on the water for sport, pleasure or work, it might be a good idea to have a Newfoundland dog with you.…

About half Greek businesses caught cheating taxman

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Nationwide spot checks by Greek tax inspectors have found that almost every other business is cheating the taxman in some way, as the debt-hobbled country’s authorities struggle to improve revenue collection amid a crippling…

Pa. county grants 100th same-sex marriage license

A suburban Philadelphia county defying Pennsylvania’s marriage law issued its 100th same-sex license Friday, just weeks after opening the courthouse door to gay men and women. Montgomery County Democrats behind the quiet rebellion said they want to be…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Edward Snowden’s father, Lon; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.; Reps. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, and Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Donald Trump. ___ NBC’s…

Suit cites seatbelts in San Francisco plane crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three San Francisco Bay Area families have sued Boeing over the deadly crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, alleging that coach passengers suffered more serious injuries than business class travelers because of different seatbelt…

Yemen: 7 Saudis among militants killed by drones

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — At least seven suspected militants from Saudi Arabia were among the alleged al-Qaida members killed in Yemen in a recent wave of U.S. drone strikes, senior Yemeni officials said Friday, suggesting that Saudis are…

Egypt’s Suez Canal sees record amount of cargo

PORT SAID, Egypt (AP) — The head of the agency in charge of Egypt’s Suez Canal says the shipping lane has broken its record for the amount of cargo sent through it in a single day. Mohab Mamish,…

At center of Islamic uprising, Nigerians mark Eid

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians in the birthplace of the Islamic uprising gripping the country’s northeast celebrated the start of the Muslim holy festival of Eid al-Fitr with devout prayers and a joyful show of adulation for their…

Officials: Israeli drone strike kills 5 in Egypt

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An Israeli drone strike inside Egypt killed five suspected Islamic militants and destroyed a rocket launcher Friday, two senior Egyptian security officials said, marking a rare Israeli operation carried out in its Arab neighbor’s…

Kenya airport fire thefts: 7 police investigated

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A government official in Kenya says seven police are under investigation for theft in the wake of a major fire at Nairobi’s main airport. Four officials told The Associated Press on Thursday that first…
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Scrappers look to end 3-game skid

Scrapper pitcher Caleb Hamrick will take the hill in Niles tonight to try and end their three-game losing streak.…

FCC votes to cap, slash prison phone rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — A decade after families of prison inmates asked for action, the Federal Communications Commission agreed to limit how much companies can charge for phone calls made from behind bars. The FCC voted 2-1 during an…