Man gets 30 years in prison for Fed plot in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A 22-year-old Bangladeshi man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges for trying to blow up the Federal Reserve Bank in New York. Quazi Nafis (nah-FEES’) was…

Ohio proposal would let voters register online

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans could register to vote and request an absentee ballot online under a state legislative proposal. The measure from Sen. Frank LaRose also……

Calif. faces longer, tough wildfire season

CABAZON, Calif. (AP) — Southern California firefighters are facing another day of battle as they try to corral a wildfire that has destroyed 26 homes. The fire continues to burn Friday in the rugged San Jacinto Mountains about…

Cops: Ex-business manager stole $73K from shelter

WHITE OAK, Pa. (AP) — The former business manager and vice president of a western Pennsylvania animal shelter has been jailed on charges he stole more than $73,000 from……

Police: Ex-senator’s brother impersonated a cop

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s brother has been charged with impersonating a police officer after authorities say he stopped boaters off the Connecticut coast and had a bulletproof vest with a Transportation Security…

Correction: Britain-Egypt-Plane Incident story

LONDON (AP) — In an Aug. 8 story about a plane which made an emergency landing in Egypt, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the plane involved was an Airbus A380. It was an Airbus A300. A corrected…
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Bomb threat probed at YSU

A bomb threat at Youngstown State University caused several law enforcement agencies to investigate.…

Mexico releases drug kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican court has ordered the release of infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero after 28 years in prison. The court has overturned Caro Quintero’s 40-year sentence for the 1985 kidnapping and killing of…

Barbs fly as Spitzer, NYC rival Stringer debate

NEW YORK (AP) — Eliot Spitzer and Democratic rival Scott Stringer are trading broadsides in their first debate in their campaign for New York City comptroller. The scandal-scarred former New York governor and the current Manhattan borough president…

Kid Rock’s beer returns for Detroit-area shows

CLARKSTON, Mich. (AP) — Kid Rock’s beer is back. The musician announced on his website that American Badass Beer will be sold again starting Friday at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, where he begins a string of…

Jeb Bush backs new school standards, choices

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is defending new achievement standards for students around the nation while calling for an expansion of school-choice initiatives in states. Bush spoke Friday at a conference of conservative lawmakers and…

Police: W. Pa. man beat wife with frozen meat

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania man beat his wife with a package of frozen ground beef, then ran away when police were called. Police were called to the Aliquippa home of 51-year-old William Neugebauer…

Police: W. Pa. man beat wife with frozen meat

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a western Pennsylvania man beat his wife with a package of frozen ground beef, then ran away when police were called. Police were c……

Cattle raid leaves 9 dead in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Officials in South Sudan say cattle rustlers killed nine people in the country’s most violent state. Dau Akoi Jurkuch, a county commissioner in Jonglei state, said Friday that armed raiders in military uniform…

Correction: Obama-Bush story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 8 about President Barack Obama telephoning former President George W. Bush after Bush’s heart procedure, The Associated Press reported erroneously that they last met in person in April at the opening…

US wholesale stockpiles fell 0.2 percent in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesalers cut their stockpiles in June for a third straight month even as their sales rose again. The combination suggests businesses have underestimated demand, a trend that could lead to stronger economic growth in…

German companies to automatically encrypt emails

BERLIN (AP) — Two of Germany’s biggest Internet service providers say they will encrypt customers’ emails by default following reports that the U.S. National Security Agency monitors international electronic communications. Deutsche Telekom AG and United Internet AG say…

Bahraini activist barred from flight to kingdom

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A prominent Bahraini rights activist has been barred from a flight to the gulf kingdom after a request from government authorities. A British Airways spokesman told The Associated Press that Maryam al-Khawaja…

Stocks slide on a quiet day, end down for the week

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved between the tiniest of gains and losses on Friday morning. Trading volume was light, typical of an August Friday, and there was little economic news to move the market. In morning…

Zimbabwe opposition glum, resigned to more Mugabe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The gloom among some Zimbabweans following elections last week was evident on a recent minibus ride into Harare as conversation turned to politicsPassengers stared at the passing landscape of winter-scorched grass and scattered trees.…