Bulger trial jurors ask about aiding and abetting

BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger asked the judge for clarification on the culpability of someone who helps in the commission of a crime as they started their second day…

US institute: NKorea expanding nuclear plant

VIENNA (AP) — A U.S.-based institute tracking North Korea’s nuclear weapons program says recent satellite photos show the country is doubling the size of its uranium enrichment plant. In March, North Korea said it was “readjusting and restarting”…

Feds, family reach deal on use of DNA information

NEW YORK (AP) — Some 60 years ago, a doctor in Baltimore removed cancer cells from a poor black patient named Henrietta Lacks without her knowledge or consent. Those cells eventually helped lead to a multitude of medical…

NYC lawsuit seeks back pay for MLB volunteers

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of a volunteer at last month’s 2013 All-Star FanFest claims Major League Baseball violated federal and state minimum wage laws by failing to pay more than 2,000 volunteers.…

Libya suspect in US consulate attack denies charge

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A former Libyan militia commander on Wednesday denied charges filed in U.S. federal court accusing him of being involved in an attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Ahmed Abu Khattala…

UN experts say al-Qaida affiliates remain a threat

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say the threat from al-Qaida as a global terrorist organization has declined but the threat from its loosely linked affiliates and individuals radicalized by its “infectious ideas” persists and has become more…
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Guns reported stolen

Two guns were reported stolen at gunpoint from a Warren home.…
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Ramp donated to school

A local organization donated a handicap ramp at St. Joseph and Immaculate Heart of Mary School on Wednesday.…

Royal pair defend the crown on Starz’ White Queen’

NEW YORK (AP) — As Woody Allen would famously declare five centuries later, “The heart wants what it wants.” That goes double when you’re England’s dashing young King Edward IV, who, after he and Elizabeth Woodville meet cute…

Manhunt continues in W. Pa. car wash stabbing

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police have been searching several western Pennsylvania counties for a man charged with fatally stabbing his live-in girlfriend in a car wash ba……

AMC’s ‘Low Winter Sun’ looks deep into Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — “Low Winter Sun” isn’t a reality show about police in Detroit, the city in which it’s set and filmed. Nor is it a “ripped-from-the-headlines” crime-solving drama like others that have come before. Yet it aims…

Usher’s ex-wife granted emergency custody hearing

ATLANTA (AP) — Usher’s ex-wife has asked for an emergency custody hearing after one of the pair’s sons nearly drowned in a pool at the singer’s Atlanta home. A lawyer for Tameka Foster Raymond filed the request in…

‘Breaking Bad’ star Dean Norris: never misses it

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wait is almost over. Since the debut of “Breaking Bad” in January 2008, this drama series — horrifying, funny, twisted and addictive — has kept its audience guessing. But one thing seemed certain…

Church says Sri Lankan military killed protesters

WELIWERIYA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Roman Catholic church has accused the military of shooting unarmed protesters and desecrating a church by entering it with weapons and attacking people who sought refuge during a violent crackdown on…

Amnesty: Satellite images show Aleppo devastation

LONDON (AP) — Satellite images have laid bare the suffering inflicted on Syria’s largest city, a London-based rights group said Wednesday, cataloguing hundreds of damaged or destroyed houses and more than 1,000 roadblocks. Amnesty International said it had…

Central African Republic asks soldiers to return

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — A delegation from Central African Republic is trying to persuade soldiers to return home after they fled to neighboring Cameroon more than four months ago. The call comes as human rights groups describe a…

Kremlin disappointed over Obama canceling visit

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin is voicing disappointment that President Barack Obama has decided to cancel his Moscow summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, but says it remains ready to work with the United States on bilateral and…

Argentine workers held after gas blast kills 11

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine firefighters found signs of life Wednesday as they risked their own, searching through a huge pile of rubble, all that was left of a 10-story apartment building destroyed by a gas explosion…

George Saunders turns viral grad speech into book

NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author George Saunders is turning his graduation speech that went viral into a book. “Congratulations, by the Way,” an expanded version of his commencement speech to the Syracuse University class of 2013, is…

Delta flight makes unscheduled Amsterdam landing

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Delta flight bound for Detroit from Paris has landed safely in Amsterdam with no injuries after being diverted due to a technical problem. Pilots of Delta Flight 99 reported difficulty retracting flaps shortly after…