Top 20 Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous week’s ranking is in parentheses. The list is based on data…

Chile court stalls $1.4B thermoelectric plant

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean appeals court has annulled the construction permit for the $1.4 billion Punta Alcalde thermoelectric plant. The court said Thursday that the 740-megawatt plant planned by the European company Endesa for the north…

Restraining order filed against rocker Jack White

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The estranged wife of rocker Jack White has filed a restraining order against him after she said in their divorce filings he was threatening her and she fears for her safety and her children’s.…
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Missing Vienna teen found

Christian Bernard's mother said he was with her in their Sodom Hutchings Road driveway about 4 p.m. as she was unloading groceries and when she turned around, he was gone. …

Fox sitcom ‘Dads’ blasted weeks before its debut

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It doesn’t debut until next month, but the Fox sitcom “Dads” is already taking heat in early reviews for being crass, sexist and racially insensitive. The stars and producers of “Dads” faced reporters…

Monday MLB drug deal deadline as playoffs loom

NEW YORK (AP) — Looming playoffs could force an end to negotiations in baseball’s latest drug scandal as pressure builds to impose penalties so stars can still make the postseason. Monday appears to be the deadline for Alex…

Obama nominates James as Air Force secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former assistant defense secretary and House staffer is President Barack Obama’s pick to be the next secretary of the Air Force, the White House said Thursday. Obama is nominating Deborah Lee James, an executive…

Ark. AG: Schools can’t arm teachers, staff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas school districts can’t use a little-known state law to employ teachers and staff as guards who can carry guns on campus, the state’s attorney general said Thursday in an opinion that likely…

Firefighter killed by tree in Ore. is 28th to die

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire crew member who died Thursday when he was hit by a falling tree in Oregon while fighting a blaze started by lightning became the 28th wilderness firefighter killed this year in the…

Obama taps childhood friend for diplomatic post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a childhood friend to represent the U.S. at the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva. He’s also tapping a major fundraiser for his re-election campaign to be…

NY man questioned for computer search history

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they have questioned a former employee of a New York computer company after his workplace computer search history revealed inquires for “pressure cooker bombs” and “backpacks,” but no criminality was found. The…

Wife of Conn. home invasion survivor pregnant

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion says he and his new wife are expecting a baby. Dr. William Petit and his wife Christine told WFSB-TV…

Legislation introduced in House to reform NCAA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers from Pennsylvania and Ohio introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would require NCAA schools to guarantee four-year scholarships to athletes who play collision sports and due process for schools accused of breaking…

Obama nominates James as Air Force secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a former assistant defense secretary and House staffer as secretary of the Air Force. The White House said Thursday that Deborah Lee James is Obama’s pick to replace Michael Donley,…

911 response questioned in fatal NJ bus crash

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bystanders who called 911 after a commuter bus hit a pole that fell onto a stroller, killing an 8-month-old, wondered why the emergency response took so long. On 911 tapes obtained by the…

Ramsay holds his tongue working with kid chefs

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Gordon Ramsay’s softer side comes out when the chef presides over aspiring kid cooks on a new reality show. Ramsay said Thursday at the Television Critics Association meeting that kids between 8 and…
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Dog show kicks off

The annual Steel Valley Cluster Dog Shows began Thursday and will feature nearly 2,000 dogs and their owners through Sunday.…

First African woman vp is new UN HIV/AIDS envoy

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Africa’s first female vice president, Speciosa Wandira-Kasibwe as his special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. A surgeon with a doctorate in public health and population from Harvard, Wandira-Kasibwe was…

Panel: UN reliance on private security firms grows

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An expert panel called Thursday for more transparency surrounding the deepening reliance of the United Nations on private security companies for services from armed guards to police training. The Working Group on the Use…