Pertamina says east Indonesia oil spill contained

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina said Friday that it had contained an oil spill from a tanker leak in the eastern province of North Maluku. An oil tanker carrying 7,000 kiloliters (1.8…

Ex-NFL lineman charged in Calif. fraud scheme

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former NFL defensive lineman is among four people charged in San Diego with participating in a $50 million insurance fraud scheme. U-T San Diego reports (http://bit.ly/18VzBKV) 36-year-old Byron Frisch was charged along with…

Robin! Miley! Bruno! Who has the song of summer?

NEW YORK (AP) — You’re listening to it on the way to the beach, or when your toes are resting in the sand. Or you’re on a crowded train without a seat, sweating as funky smells scorch from…

Michael Dell adds dividend payment to buyout offer

Dell’s board has agreed to an increased offer from founder Michael Dell that would add a special dividend to shareholders. The Round Rock, Texas, company says a group led by its founder and the investment firm Silver Lake…

Storms cause damage across wide swath of Montana

TWIN BRIDGES, Mont. (AP) — Strong winds and possibly a tornado caused severe damage in small southwestern Montana town, uprooting trees and blowing the roof off at least one building. Madison County sheriff’s spokesman Steve DiGiovanna says a…

RBS names new CEO to replace Stephen Hester

LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hester reported his last set of results for bailed-out Royal Bank of Scotland Friday as he prepares to hand over the reins to New Zealander Ross McEwan. The state-controlled bank recorded a first-half profit…

Pilot ejects from jet off Va., rescued at sea

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it rescued an Air National Guard pilot from the ocean after his jet was involved in a midair collision and he ejected from his aircraft. The Coast Guard says the…

Police: 80-year-old Ore. man points shotgun at bar

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police say an 80-year-old Oregon City man walked with his cane and a shotgun to a nearby bar to complain about loud music. Witnesses say the man pointed the gun at a patron…

Pilot ejects from jet off Va., rescued at sea

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it rescued an Air National Guard pilot from the water after his jet was involved in a mid-air collision and he ejected from his aircraft approximately 35 miles southeast of…

Bus drivers’ strike continues in Phoenix suburbs

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A strike by transit bus drivers affecting tens of thousands of riders in Phoenix’s eastern suburbs is in its second day, though there are indications of progress in contracts talks. The strike began Thursday,…

Ex-Calif baggage handler gets jail time for thefts

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A former baggage handler has been convicted of stealing passenger luggage at San Francisco International Airport. The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/1bRupZN) 45-year-old George Reyes pleaded no contest to one count of…

Official: Clashes in Yemeni capital leave 1 dead

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A military official says clashes erupted in the Yemeni capital when a group of soldiers who had joined a mutiny tried to storm the presidential palace. One of the mutinied troops was killed and…

William, Kate register birth of Prince George

LONDON (AP) — It’s official. Royal officials say Prince William and his wife, Kate, have formally registered the birth of their son — and put to rest any doubts about their occupations as royals. Kensington Palace said William…

FDA defining what “gluten free” means on packages

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers are going to know exactly what they are getting when they buy foods labeled “gluten free.” The Food and Drug Administration is at last defining what a “gluten free” label on a food package…

Calif. man convicted in slaying of park supervisor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California maintenance worker who lost his job has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his former boss, a city parks superintendent. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/15Ac9y6) jurors took less…

City: 75 Cleveland officers broke rules in chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland city officials say a review of a deadly police chase last fall has found that 75 patrol officers violated department rules. In the November chase, 137 shots were fired at a fleeing driver and…

City: 75 Cleveland officers broke rules in chase

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials say 75 patrol officers last fall violated orders and department rules during a deadly police chase. Officers fired 137 shots at a……

NJ to file defense of civil unions vs gay marriage

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lawyers for New Jersey are expected to defend the state’s civil unions for same-sex couples as opposed to gay marriage. Legal papers are due Friday in a lawsuit filed by gay couples and their…