Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs’ keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path. An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory skills, chemical analysis…

Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Researchers in Philadelphia have begun an ovarian cancer detection study that relies on dogs’ keen sense of smell. Scientists at the Monel……

Lawyers in Bulger trial argue over media contact

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the racketeering trial of reputed crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger will head back to federal court for a fourth day of deliberations. The 12-member jury is set to resume deliberations Friday. Jurors have…

Parolee probed about missing federal investigator

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An extensive search was underway in Northern California Thursday night for a missing federal criminal defense investigator after a parolee was identified as a person of interest in her disappearance, authorities said. More 50…

Film highlights Filipino workers’ woes in Israel

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A film about Filipino migrant workers in Israel who hide a 4-year-old boy to try to stop his deportation has hit close to home in the Philippines, where such emotional dramas are all too…

Oil rises above $104 per barrel after China data

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil rebounded Friday following a sharp sell-off sparked by expectations the U.S. Federal Reserve will soon start withdrawing its unprecedented monetary stimulus. Benchmark crude for September delivery was up 79 cents to…

Global markets rise after more positive China news

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets were choppy Friday after China reported better-than-expected but still tepid economic data. Producer prices, or the price of goods as they leave factories, fell in July but at a slower rate than…

Nagasaki marks 68th anniversary of atomic bombing

TOKYO (AP) — Nagasaki’s mayor criticized Japan’s government for a lack of effort on international nuclear disarmament as the country marked the 68th anniversary Friday of the atomic bombing on the city. Mayor Tomihisa Taue said Tokyo’s refusal…

James does jury duty, but no trials develop

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James’ court time Thursday had nothing to do with basketball. James was back in his hometown for jury duty, though the Miami Heat star never had the chance to serve as a juror.…

James does jury duty, but no trials develop

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James’ court time Thursday had nothing to do with basketball. James was back in his hometown for jury duty, though the Miami Heat star ne……

US orders diplomats out of Lahore, Pakistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is ordering nonemergency government personnel to leave the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan. A U.S. official says the departure has been ordered because of a threat specific to the Lahore mission. The…

Ex-Sen. Trent Lott hospitalized in Jackson, Miss.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A one-time aide to former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott said Thursday that the Mississippi Republican has suffered a ruptured appendix. The former aide, Lee Youngblood, told The Associated Press that he has been in…

Activists confront Russian envoy over anti-gay law

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Gay rights activists confronted Russia’s U.N. ambassador Thursday and tried to hand over a petition with more than 340,000 signatures urging world leaders to help eliminate anti-gay laws in Russia ahead of next year’s…

NYC officer won’t be re-indicted in death of teen

NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury has decided not to re-indict a New York City police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager in his home amid a crackdown on illegal drugs. Bronx District Attorney…

UN chief and Russian minister discuss Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has discussed the escalating humanitarian crisis and increasing sectarian violence in Syria with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said the U.N. chief underscored the need to find…

Feds: No expanded surveillance in terrorism case

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government conceded in a Thursday filing in Chicago that they must notify defendants in terrorism cases if evidence from once-secret government surveillance programs will be used against them, echoing a recent filing in…

3 top US officials discuss cybersecurity in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — The heads of the nation’s three top intelligence agencies said Thursday they strive to protect Americans’ privacy in an evolving era of cybersecurity threats, electronic surveillance and concerns about government data-monitoring. Since former government…
Traffic Camera Fines

Traffic cameras stalled

The plans are on hold because of a House Bill that would outlaw traffic cameras for speed enforcement unless an officer is present. …

NJ teacher, parents sentenced in ex-spouse’s death

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A former elementary school teacher and mother is a manipulative narcissist who convinced her own father to murder her ex-husband, a judge said Thursday in sentencing the New Jersey woman and both her parents…

Judge says he’ll decide soon if CCA is in contempt

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge says he will decide soon if Corrections Corporation of America should be held in contempt of court for violating a settlement agreement it had with inmates at an Idaho prison requiring…