Plane hits cow, skids off runway in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A Lion Air jet carrying 117 people hit a cow while landing and skidded off a runway in eastern Indonesia, an official said Wednesday. No injuries were reported, but the incident forced the cancellation…

Police: Pa. woman changed market’s price stickers

NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania woman was caught black-handed stealing from a supermarket. The Beaver County Times (http://bit.ly/192VswJ ) reports 55-year-old Kimberly Ann Bryan’s hands had black marks on them from the felt…

Richie Havens tribute set at Woodstock ’69 site

BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — The ashes of Richie Havens will be scattered across the site of the 1969 Woodstock Festival on the anniversary of the final day of the concert he opened with a nearly three-hour performance. Bethel…

Judge intervenes as BP balks at paying claims czar

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal magistrate has set a Wednesday hearing for BP to justify why it has balked at paying more than $130 million in fees to the court-supervised administrator of its multi-billion dollar settlement with…

Police charge W. Pa. couple with DUI in same car

FREEDOM, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania couple was driving drunk — in the same car, on the same night, after they switched seats shortly before they were pu……

Police charge W. Pa. couple with DUI in same car

FREEDOM, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania couple was driving drunk — in the same car, on the same night, after they switched seats shortly before they were pulled over. Online court records don’t list attorneys…

Taliban wound Afghan female senator in ambush

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A provincial official says the Taliban ambushed the convoy of a female senator on a main highway in eastern Afghanistan, wounding the woman and killing her daughter and a bodyguard. The senator’s husband, son…

3 jailed in robbery, killing of Pa. college player

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Three men have been jailed on charges they killed a standout college running back while mugging him for his wallet and smartphone as he walked bac……

Bombings kill 6 in Iraq, including 3 police

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say bombings in north and central Iraq have killed six people, including three policemen. Police officials said the first attack occurred Wednesday morning when a roadside bomb struck a police patrol in the northern…

Suit: Philly contractor had invalid insurance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An insurer says a contractor being sued by people injured in a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six others had an invalid insurance policy. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/13FMLHH ) that Berkley Assurance Co. of…

Schumer sees path to passage of immigration bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the key Senate players in the push to overhaul America’s immigration system is voicing fresh confidence that an accommodation can be reached with the House. Sen. Chuck Schumer says it’s OK with him…

Swiss outline what-if rescue option for big banks

GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s two biggest banks would have to be rescued by its creditors and shareholders before the government steps in with a bailout, the country’s financial watchdog recommended Wednesday. The preferred option for UBS AG and…

George W. Bush doing well after heart procedure

DALLAS (AP) — An aide says former President George W. Bush is “doing great” while recovering from a heart procedure at a Dallas hospital and should be going home soon. Spokesman Freddy Ford says the 43rd president is…
Ice Cream from scratch

Ice Cream from scratch

We learn how an ice cream shop makes ice cream from scratch.…

Syrian troops kill more than 60 in desert ambush

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces killed more than 60 rebels Wednesday in an ambush near Damascus, a blow to opposition fighters confronting a regime offensive in the capital, activists said. The state news agency SANA confirmed the…

Egypt says diplomacy has failed to resolve crisis

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s presidency said Wednesday that diplomatic efforts to peacefully resolve the standoff between the country’s military-backed interim leadership and the Muslim Brotherhood have failed. The statement from interim President Adly Mansour’s office follows a flurry…

Man keeps up long swim to Detroit hauling bricks

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. (AP) — A long-distance swimmer who calls himself “The Shark” is keeping up his 22-mile swim in Lake St. Clair near the Michigan-Canada border despite moving slower than planned. Jim Dreyer is hauling two dinghies…

BoE gov gives ‘forward guidance’ on interest rates

LONDON (AP) — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said Wednesday the U.K.’s central bank will not consider increasing its record-low interest rate or scaling back its bond-purchasing program until unemployment falls below 7 percent. Carney, delivering his…

Philippines urges charges in Taiwanese man’s death

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine investigators recommended homicide charges Wednesday against eight coast guard personnel involved in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman, an incident that strained ties between the neighbors and highlighted their territorial dispute. An…
An FBI agent watches as the house where three women were held captive and raped for more than a decade is being demolished Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Cleveland. Authorities want to make sure the rubble isn't sold online as "murderabilia," though no one died there. The house was torn down as part of a deal that spared Ariel Castro a possible death sentence. He was sentenced last week to life in prison plus 1,000 years. Castro apologized but blamed his addiction to pornography. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Castro house razed

The house where three women were held captive and raped over a decade faces demolition Wednesday morning in Cleveland.…