Not a car or bicycle, but a blend _ an ELF vehicle

RESTON, Virginia (AP) — A Massachusetts man is taking his car-bicycle blend “Organic Transit Vehicle” — also known as an ELF bike — on a 1,200-mile trip from North Carolina to Massachusetts this summer, turning heads as the…
Potential Development HighSchool

School focuses on autism

A new school in the Valley will welcome students with autism this fall. …

UPMC settles $1M billing errors case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has agreed to pay nearly $1 million to settle a case of Medicare billing errors. The Depa……
Frank-Crash

Investigation stalls

Mercer County investigators said it will likely take at least two more weeks until they get a clearer picture of what happened to a 76-year-old Hempfield Township businessman who was fatally stabbed more than 70 times.…

Milton Greene slides of Marilyn, others snag $1.8M

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of thousands of negatives of Marilyn Monroe and other stars by celebrity photographer Milton Greene have sold at auction for $1.8 million. The archive includes 3,700 negatives and slides of Marilyn Monroe. All…

Obama to discuss homeownership Tuesday in Phoenix

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has chosen Arizona for the next stop on his middle-class speech tour. The White House says Obama will visit Phoenix next Tuesday to lay out ideas for helping homeowners and others who…

Restored Star Trek ship Galileo arrives in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — When the smoke cleared and the music died down, Candy Torres could no longer contain herself. Looking at the shiny, restored Star Trek Galileo shuttlecraft sitting in Houston in all its TV glory, she broke…

AP IMPACT: US military giveaways, little oversight

MORVEN, Georgia (AP) — Small-town police departments across the U.S. have been accepting tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military — regardless of whether the items are needed or will ever be used. In the tiny farming…

Brazil did not support IMF aid payment for Greece

WASHINGTON (AP) — A member of the International Monetary Fund Executive Board is not backing the latest bailout payment for Greece. Paulo Nogueira Batista of Brazil, one of 24 board members, said Wednesday the IMF’s latest report on…

Ala. man dies after boat hits low-hanging wire

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — The Coast Guard says the Tennessee River was closed to traffic before a bass boat struck a downed utility line, killing an Alabama man, but the Coast Guard had no vessel on hand to…

Comparing US Fed’s views on economy, inflation

A comparison of the Federal Reserve’s statements from its two-day meeting that ended Wednesday and its meeting on June 18-19: ECONOMY: June: “Economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace. … The (Fed) expects that, with appropriate…

Cleveland newspaper cuts third of newsroom staff

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Plain Dealer in Cleveland cut about a third of its newsroom staff Wednesday, months after announcing it was reducing home delivery of the newspaper, union leaders said. About 50 reporters, photographers, page designers and…

Saudi prince loses UK court battle over jet deal

LONDON (AP) — A prominent Saudi prince has lost a case in Britain over the handling the sale of a jet to the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal was being sued by Jordanian businesswoman…

Egypt orders camps cleared, protesters buckle down

CAIRO (AP) — Protesters holding sticks and wearing helmets and makeshift body armor stand behind mounds of sandbags, tires and brick walls. They change guards every two hours to ensure they stay alert. With Egypt’s military-backed government signaling…

Court: College athletes can sue EA over images

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that video game maker Electronic Arts must face legal claims by college players that it unfairly used their images without compensation. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals…

AP IMPACT: Little restraint in military giveaways

MORVEN, Ga. (AP) — Small-town police departments across the country have been gobbling up tons of equipment discarded by a downsizing military — bicycles, bed sheets, bowling pins, French horns, dog collars, even a colonoscopy machine — regardless…

GOP leaders halt debate on austere spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — House GOP leaders have halted debate on an austere measure that’s stuffed with cuts to transportation and housing programs and community development grants. GOP aides said there wasn’t enough time in a busy House floor…