Big cruise lines post onboard crime data

MIAMI (AP) — For the first time, the three largest U.S.-based cruise lines on Thursday began posting on their websites more comprehensive data about allegations of serious crimes committed aboard ships. The disclosures were made voluntarily but come…

Cuba’s 1st solar farm a step toward renewables

CANTARRANA, Cuba (AP) — It’s like a vision of the space age, carved out of the jungle: Thousands of glassy panels surrounded by a lush canopy of green stretch as far as the eye can see, reflecting the…

Joe Pantoliano cast as which New York Yankee star?

NEW YORK (AP) — A new play about the New York Yankees will star “The Sopranos” star Joe Pantoliano as Yogi Berra, Francois Battiste as Reggie Jackson, Chris Henry Coffey as Joe DiMaggio, Christopher Jackson as Derek Jeter…

Gambling probe targets Internet cafes in Ohio

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities investigating gambling in Ohio have served search warrants at numerous Internet cafes and other locations in seven counties in c……

W. Pa. couple robbed, shot after visiting ATM

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — Police were searching for two suspects charged with robbing and critically wounding a western Pennsylvania couple as they returned home from an e……

A shark talk show highlight’s Discovery’s week

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Josh Wolf may not want to hear the word “shark” after next week, much less bump into one. Discovery has given him a unique assignment: host an hour-long talk show for five nights…

Women in the spotlight at Lollapalooza in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Women are preparing to rock this year’s Lollapalooza music festival. The more than two-decade-old festival opens Friday in Chicago’s lakefront Grant Park with a strong female lineup, building on headlining appearances in recent years by…

BBC apologizes over obscene Prince William doodle

LONDON (AP) — The BBC has apologized for accidentally broadcasting a picture of Prince William in which an obscene doodle has been drawn onto his head. Eagle-eyed viewers caught a glimpse of a picture of the prince with…

Terror charges for 6 Turks, Greeks over arms cache

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three Greek and three Turkish men were charged Thursday with multiple terrorism-related offenses over an arms shipment allegedly headed for Turkey that Greek authorities intercepted in the Aegean Sea. A total three Greeks and…

Colo. police seek help with high-profile cold case

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Colorado investigators are asking for help finding a man suspected of killing Sid Wells, a 22-year-old college student who was dating actor-director Robert Redford’s daughter when he was shot to death three decades ago.…

Police end search for 5 remaining missing bodies

LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec (AP) — The search is ending for five bodies that remain missing after an oil train derailed and exploded devastating of center of small Quebec town, killing 47 people earlier this month. Quebec provincial police Lt.…

No UN personnel on helicopter crash in Ethiopia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations says four people were injured in the crash landing in Ethiopia of a helicopter en route to South Sudan for use by the U.N. World Food Program. Contrary to initial reports…

Bacon fries on pavement as heat wave grips China

SHANGHAI (AP) — It’s been so hot in China that folks are grilling shrimp on manhole covers, eggs are hatching without incubators and a highway billboard has mysteriously caught fire by itself. The heat wave — the worst…

Woman killed in 17-story fall from NYC balcony

NEW YORK (AP) — A 35-year-old woman on a first date plunged to her death Thursday after the railing on her 17th-floor New York City balcony gave way, police said. Jennifer Rosoff went outside for a cigarette around…

Protesters to Congress: Get moving on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some 40 pro-immigration activists have been arrested outside the U.S. Capitol after blocking traffic while pushing for passage of legislation overhauling the system. Among the activists were leaders from a range of immigration groups and…

Fox to adapt popular British drama ‘Broadchurch’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Fox says it’s launching an American version of a popular British crime drama — and U.S. viewers will get to sample the original series beginning next week. The network will start production of…

US factories rebound with best growth in 2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories revved up production, hired more workers and received a surge of new orders in July, helping them expand at the fastest pace in two years. The gains suggest manufacturing may be rebounding and…
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Cruze sets July record

The Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze had its best July ever. …

Kerry: Egyptian military didn’t take over Egypt

ISLAMABAD (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Egyptian military did not take over but instead was “restoring democracy” in Egypt. The military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi after protests by millions of people. They demanded…

‘Matilda the Musical’ says goodbye to 2 stars

NEW YORK (AP) — “Matlida the Musical” is losing its two British imports — Bertie Carvel and Lauren Ward. The actors, both nominated for Tony Awards this year, will play their final show Sept. 1. Carvel, who plays…