AP sources: First charges filed in Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, two U.S. officials said Tuesday. The officials confirmed that a sealed indictment was filed…

Gov’t: Ex-NY terror case lawyer can’t be freed

NEW YORK (AP) — The government has told a federal judge in New York he doesn’t have authority to release an ailing disbarred civil rights lawyer serving a 10-year prison sentence after a terrorism-related conviction. Prosecutors say in…

Lawyer details interactions with Jackson’s doctor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney who drafted the agreement for Michael Jackson’s doctor to work on his ill-fated comeback concerts testified Tuesday that she told a tour promotion executive that the physician appeared to be successful just…

Weiner dubs NY mayoral rival Grandpa at AARP forum

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (WEE’-nur) has called an older political rival “Grandpa” during a heated confrontation at a forum sponsored by the AARP. Longshot Republican candidate George McDonald frequently mocks the…

Stores with rich Powerball history seen as lucky

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When word got out that a southeast Pennsylvania 7-Eleven sold a $1 million Powerball ticket on Saturday, superstitious dreamers began pouring into the store in the hopes that luck would strike twice. For…

Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he was “disappointed” that Russia granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, defying Obama administration demands that the former government contractor be sent back to…

Water truck driver dies in crash at SW Ore. fire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The death of a 19-year-old water truck driver outside a rural Oregon wildfire came just months after he joined a community college firefighter training program and readied for his first fire season. Jesse Trader…

Obama: Terror threat requires ‘every precaution’

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the threat of an imminent terrorist attack against Americans is, in his words, “significant enough that we’re taking every precaution.” In his first comments on the latest security threat from…

Gold coins of Nevada recluse sold at auction

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The last of a fortune of coins found in the Carson City garage of a recluse who died last summer has been auctioned off for more than $3 million. Brittany Carlson of Silver…

Review: A summer vacation charade in ‘The Millers’

“We’re the Millers” is an identity comedy with identity issues. Jason Sudeikis plays a pot dealer who, as a disguise for smuggling a huge shipment of weed, forms a fake family to drive an RV across the Mexico…

Michael Apted calls his ’56 Up’ an upbeat film

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Apted has learned to start with what he calls a blank slate when making his “Up” documentaries. Since 1964, when he began with a group of British 7-year-olds, Apted has revisited…
Austintown night out

Area celebrates 'Night Out'

National Night Out is in its 30th year, and several local communities celebrated with a variety of events. …

APNewsBreak: Romney warns against govt shutdown

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) — Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney jumped into the debate over the GOP’s future Tuesday night, warning congressional Republicans against forcing a government shutdown in their quest to stop President Barack Obama’s signature health…

Water truck driver dies in crash at SW Ore. fire

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A southwest Oregon sheriff’s office has identified the man killed Tuesday while working on one of five major forest fires in the region. Josephine County Sheriff Gil Gilbertson says 19-year-old Jesse Trader was returning…

Nurse wants San Diego mayor advances investigated

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A nurse came forward Tuesday to say that embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner demanded a date earlier this year in exchange for fulfilling her request to help get treatment for an injured veteran.…

Rep: Dustin Hoffman ‘surgically cured’ of cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Hoffman is doing well after being successfully treated for cancer. A spokeswoman for the 75-year-old actor-director confirmed a People.com report Tuesday that says Hoffman is “feeling great and in good health” after undergoing…

Evidence suggests new bird flu spread among people

LONDON (AP) — Chinese scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a new bird flu strain is sometimes able to spread from person to person, but they are emphasizing that the virus still does not transmit easily.…

Radio journalist shot to death in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan authorities say a radio journalist has been shot to death in the eastern province of Zacapa. Fire department spokesman Sergio Vasquez says firefighters found the body of Jesus Lima on Tuesday inside his…

Plaintiff drops abuse case against Vatican

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon man who said he was sexually abused by a pedophile priest nearly 50 years ago has withdrawn his appeal of a ruling that said the Vatican did not employ the priest…

Aides: US to extend Myanmar gems ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional aides say the Obama administration is planning to extend a ban on imports of rubies and jade from Myanmar because of the powerful military’s involvement in the trade. The gemstones are sourced from border…