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…

Fox Sports signs United SportsCar Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Fox Sports has reached a five-year agreement to televise the unified United SportsCar Racing series through the 2018 season. The agreement announced Friday also includes coverage of the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge…

Suspect in Mexico journalist killing freed

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the killing of a Mexican investigative journalist has been freed after a court found he was tortured into confessing. Regina Martinez was found beaten and suffocated in her house…

A $38,000 handbag not unheard of in luxury market

LONDON (AP) — A $38,000 handbag? For most people, it’s unthinkable. But for the richest sliver of the global population, like Oprah Winfrey, it’s a realistic option — and buyers aren’t short of choices. In the upscale boutiques…

Judge blocks NJ state law on online sex ads

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge has dealt a setback to a New Jersey law that would hold Internet providers liable for content sent over their services. The law was intended to combat the sexual trafficking of…

Fairbanks adds to record heat stretch

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The temperature hit 80 degrees for the record 36th time this summer on Thursday in Fairbanks, and, only 1.44 inches of rain has fallen in Alaska’s second-largest city since June 1, according to the…

Plane crashes into Conn. homes, 4-6 believed dead

EAST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A small plane approaching a Connecticut airport crashed into a house Friday, setting the home on fire. There was no immediate word on the extent of any injuries, but a neighbor said a…

Court grants conservatorship over actress Bynes

OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A judge has granted Amanda Bynes’ mother a temporary conservatorship over the former child actress. Ventura County Judge Glen Reiser ruled Friday that Richard and Lynn Bynes should be allowed to limited control of…
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Police ask for help in shooting

Warren police are asking for help in identifying three men involved in a gas station attack where shots were fired last month. Watch the raw surveillance video of the shooting here. …

More rain expected, floods possible in central US

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Water-weary residents of Missouri, Kansas and nearby states are girding for more possible floods after a week of intermittent downpours dumped as much as 15 inches of rain and caused several deaths. The National…

Brazil Army must recognize same-sex civil union

SAO PAULO (AP) — A court has ordered Brazil’s Army for the first time to recognize a same-sex civil union between a sergeant and his companion. Judge Elio Siqueira says that the couple is entitled to the same…

Syrians brave risks to seek treatment in Israel

NAHARIYA, Israel (AP) — It looks like a standard scene in the corner of the children’s intensive care unit at a hospital in this northern Israeli town. The counter is jammed with stuffed animals, and balloons shaped like…

Libyan TV anchor shot dead in Benghazi

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An independent television station in Libya says gunmen have killed one of its anchors in the eastern city of Benghazi. The station said Ezzedine Kossad was shot dead Friday while he was driving his…

Report on Ohio inmate escape cites staff errors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prison officials say staff failed to properly count inmate work crews and follow policy in responding to alarms when an inmate used ladders t……

Report: JPMorgan “Whale” unlikely to face charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The London trader at the center of JPMorgan Chase’s $6 billion trading loss is unlikely to face federal charges, according to a news report Friday. Bruno Iksil, the so-called “London Whale” who placed many of…

Buffalo art gallery taking some works on tour

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery is taking some of its best-known works on tour. The “Picasso to Pollock” exhibit will visit Denver, San Diego, Milwaukee and Bentonville, Ark., between next March and September 2015. Among…

Clashes at rallies backing ousted Egypt president

CAIRO (AP) — Ten of thousands of supporters of Egypt’s ousted president are marching in the streets of Cairo and across the country demanding his reinstatement. The protesters waved signs Friday bearing the picture of President Mohammed Morsi,…