Bodies can be exhumed from Fla. Reform school

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Saying it was time to provide answers from a painful period in the state’s past, Florida’s top officials voted Tuesday to let researchers dig up and try to identify remains buried at a closed…

Billie Jean King talks life ahead of PBS profile

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Billie Jean King says she couldn’t have revealed herself as being gay in the 1970s because it would have damaged the fledgling women’s professional tennis tour. King became the first prominent female athlete…

Discovery hammered for shark special

NEW YORK (AP) — A Discovery network special that speculated about whether a giant prehistoric shark could still exist has drawn a passionate response from viewers and starkly raised the question about the worth of big ratings. The…

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 says she told a tour promoter executive that the physician appeared to be successful. Kathy Jorrie is…

Obama ‘disappointed’ in Russia’s Snowden decision

BURBANK, California (AP) — President Barack Obama says he is “disappointed” that Russia granted temporary asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. Obama says Russia’s decision reflects some of the “underlying challenges” the U.S. has had with…

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.…