Prison, lashes for liberal Saudi web forum founder

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The founder of a liberal-minded website in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes after angering Islamic authorities in the ultraconservative kingdom, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Raif…

Pa. sues to stop issuance of gay marriage licenses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — State officials asked a court to stop a rogue county from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples on Tuesday, nearly a week after a clerk began granting them in violation of Pennsylvania law. The petition…

Obama asks Graham, McCain to travel to Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Barack Obama has asked him and Sen. John McCain to travel to Egypt to urge the military to move ahead on elections. Graham told reporters on Tuesday that the…

Possible suspension for Alex Rodriguez: Quick Q&A

In question-and-answer form, a look at the issues and implications of Major League Baseball’s possible suspension of New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez: ____ Q: What penalties face Alex Rodriguez and why? A: Rodriguez is among at…

Stocks edge mostly higher as traders watch the Fed

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are edging mostly higher on Wall Street after several companies turned in solid earnings. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose less than a point to close at 1,685 Tuesday. The Dow Jones…

‘Private Benjamin’ actress Eileen Brennan dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eileen Brennan, who went from musical comedy on Broadway to wringing laughs out of memorable characters in such films as “Private Benjamin” and “Clue,” has died. She was 80. Brennan’s managers, Jessica Moresco and…

Salad pegged in Iowa, Neb. cyclospora outbreak

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Iowa and Nebraska health officials said Tuesday that a prepackaged salad mix is the source of a cyclospora outbreak that sickened more than 178 people in both states. Cyclospora is a rare parasite that…

Assange: Journalists must advocate for leakers

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the conviction of U.S. Army Pvt. Bradley Manning shows that journalists now must to fight shoulder-to-shoulder to keep their sources safe. In an interview in London immediately following Manning’s conviction…

Pfizer to pay $491M to resolve drug marketing case

The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that drugmaker Pfizer Inc. will pay almost $491 million to resolve an investigation into illegal marketing of the organ transplant drug Rapamune by a company Pfizer later acquired. Pfizer, the world’s second-biggest…

4 injured when car crashes into Missouri day care

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say an SUV rear-ended a parked car and sent the vehicle crashing through a Kansas City day care center, injuring three children and the driver of the SUV. The injuries are not…

Liechtenstein bank to pay $23.8M in NY tax case

NEW YORK (AP) — A Liechtenstein bank will pay $23.8 million to resolve a probe into its use of undeclared accounts to help hundreds of U.S. taxpayers dodge taxes in the United States over a 10-year period, authorities…

No equipment abnormalities in Vegas rescuer death

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities investigating a Las Vegas search-and-rescue officer’s fatal fall say they haven’t found any abnormalities in the winch equipment or harness used during the ill-fated helicopter mission. The National Transportation Safety Board released a…
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Tressel gets top YSU honor

Former Youngstown State University and Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel on Tuesday was elected to the YSU Athletic Hall of Fame. …

Delay of employer penalties will cost gov’t $10B

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s surprise decision to delay a key requirement of the health care law for employers will cost the government $10 billion, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday. While that’s a big number,…

GOP: IRS targeted conservatives more than liberals

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican investigators say Internal Revenue Service agents treated conservative groups worse than liberal ones when they applied for tax-exempt status. A report by Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee says tea party…

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,119

As of Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at least 2,119 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP…

Mass. convict in terror case argues court appeal

BOSTON (AP) — A deluge of terror-related images used by prosecutors scared jurors and influenced them to convict a Massachusetts man of trying to help al-Qaida, the man’s lawyer argued to a federal appeals court Tuesday. Tarek Mehanna…

A look at Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court-martial

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of the most serious charge he faced, aiding the enemy, but was convicted of 19 other counts for leaking a trove of classified information to…

Lamppost kills NJ infant in freak bus accident

WEST NEW YORK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in northern New Jersey say a baby has died in a freak accident involving a shuttle bus. The Hudson County Sheriff’s Office tells The Jersey Journal (http://bit.ly/14gtcIL ) the bus went…

Vagos member tells of beating in casino shootout

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Vagos motorcycle gang member testified Tuesday that he thought he was going to be killed by Hells Angels leaders who kicked him in the head and pointed a gun at him before one…