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…

De Niro, Streep to reunite for ‘The Good House’

NEW YORK (AP) — More than a dozen years after their last film together, Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep will reunite on screen for an adaption of Ann Leary’s darkly comic small town New England tale, “The…

Doctor sentenced in malnourished Ohio teen’s death

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The doctor of a 14-year-old Ohio girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died has been sentenced to six months in jail and a year’s probation on three counts of…

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…

Agent drank 4 beers night of Waikiki shooting

HONOLULU (AP) — A State Department agent accused of murder after he shot and killed a man at a Waikiki McDonald’s in 2011 took the stand in his own defense on Tuesday. Federal agent Christopher Deedy began testimony…

GE scraps nation’s largest solar panel plant

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — General Electric Co. is permanently scrapping plans to build the largest solar factory in the U.S. near Denver. GE blamed the cancellation on a glut of solar panels on the market and falling prices,…

Maine candidate in swimsuit video defends self

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A candidate for Maine Senate who’s getting heat for appearing in Brazilian-style swim trunks in an online video says his acting background is the kind of experience Mainers should want from their lawmakers. Eric…

Sgt. Bales’ lawyers want prosecutors off case

SEATTLE (AP) — Lawyers for the American soldier convicted of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians during nighttime raids last year want the entire prosecution team removed from the case before his sentencing, which is scheduled for this month. John…