Dominican police suspects in $1.5M theft from sect

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The chief prosecutor in the Dominican Republic says 14 police officers are under investigation in the disappearance of cash and property following a shootout at the compound of a sect led by…

Pa. man wins sideburns contest honoring Navy hero

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The winner has been named in a Pennsylvania sideburns contest that honors a U.S. Navy commodore known for his impressive facial hair. The Erie Times-Ne……
Niles Burglary Indictments

Charges filed in Niles case

Two people involved in the planned home invasion in Niles that left one of the suspected burglars dead from the resident’s shotgun blast were indicted Thursday on murder charges.…

Heavy rains unleash deadly Midwest flooding

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Torrential rains continued across the nation’s midsection on Thursday, causing flash flooding that killed a woman, damaged homes and forced multiple water rescues. Up to 10 inches of rain pounded southern Missouri early Thursday.…

A reality show with depth: Live ocean exploration

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are vicious fights, stunning beauties and surprises around every corner. Yes, it’s reality TV but with a lot more depth — as much as 10,000 feet. It’s live coverage of deep-sea exploration off Nantucket…

Behar makes exit from ‘The View’

NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Behar (BAY’-hahr) makes her exit from “The View” on daytime television Friday. Except for program inventor Barbara Walters, Behar is the last of the original hosts from when the show made its debut…

Country Hall of Famer ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — “Cowboy” Jack Clement, a producer, engineer, songwriter and beloved figure who helped birth rock ‘n’ roll and push country music into modern times, died Thursday morning at his home. He was 82. Dub Cornett,…
DQ Miracle Treats

DQ treats benefit ACH

If you bought a Blizzard at Dairy Queen Thursday you did more than satisfy your sweet tooth. …

Conservative conference draws lawmakers, picketers

CHICAGO (AP) — More than a thousand conservative lawmakers and business executives from across the nation are gathering in Chicago to craft policy proposals that could be pushed in state capitols next year. Attendees at the annual meeting…
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Woman held in jail

A 19-year-old girl who is facing up to 11 years in prison for accidentally fatally shooting another teenager at her birthday party was ordered to be held in jail on $100,000 bond.…

Palestinians complain to Kerry about settlements

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new U.S. Mideast peace envoy is heading to Jerusalem Aug. 14 for a second round of talks followed by a later meeting in Jericho. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday that Martin Indyk…

Argentine rescuers find cat; 11 people yet missing

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A cat was pulled alive from the ruins of an apartment building that collapsed in a huge gas explosion, but with 11 people still missing, hundreds of rescuers worked in vain Thursday to…

Teacher fired after fight with female student

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An instructor at a California college says he has been fired after being accused of slamming a female student to the ground during a fight. The Fresno Bee reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/13mFZTT) that Brian Calhoun,…
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Help needed for murder-arson

Fire investigators are asking for the public’s help in solving a murder and ensuing arson in Warren last week.…

UN: Colombia coca crop down 25 percent

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The United Nations says Colombia reduced its area under coca cultivation by 25 percent last year, its biggest annual reduction since the international body began monitoring it in 2001. Experts say neighboring Peru has…

Temperature records broken in Austria and Hungary

VIENNA (AP) — Temperatures have hit all-time highs in Austria and neighboring Hungary as a stubborn heat wave nears the end of its second week. Several Austrian communities measured highs just above 40 C (104 F) for the…

Futuristic voting pondered at presidential panel

DENVER (AP) — Voters could one day print ballots at home like airline boarding passes, or skip traditional precincts for weekend voting at vote centers. But first, elections administrators nationwide must stop trying to fix problems of the…

Pa. man wins sideburns contest honoring Navy hero

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The winner has been named in a Pennsylvania sideburns contest that honors a U.S. Navy commodore known for his impressive facial hair. The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/15fJeeZ ) reports that 56-year-old Dave Baxter, of Lake…