Penn State ex-officials to stand trial

Penn State’s ex-president and two former top school administrators were ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges accusing them of a cover-up in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Texan gets another wrong water bill topping $66K

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man says he’s shocked to have been swamped with a nearly $67,000 erroneous water bill a few months after a similar computer error. Tom Hoffman says he’s looking forward to getting a new…

Facebook rebuffs UN team request on Somali pirates

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — United Nations investigators hoped they would get some help from Facebook when they asked to see information on suspected pirates operating in Somalia. But Facebook refused. A report by the U.N. Monitoring Group on…
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Stabbing victim identified

Police in East Liverpool have released the name of a man who was stabbed several times inside a Brightview Drive home early Monday morning. …

Marchionne says Fiat investment plans up for grabs

MILAN (AP) — Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said Tuesday his plans to invest to ramp up Alfa Romeo and Maserati production in Italy was “up for grabs” after a court ruled a key labor statute unconstitutional.…
Carport collapses in boardman

Report details carport collapse

The Boardman carport that collapsed on an Uzbekistan family two weeks ago did so because a 23-year-old girl driving the car accidentally drove in reverse, striking the back wall and a later a metal support column that caused the collapse.…

The CW to introduce The Flash on ‘Arrow’ season 2

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The upcoming season of The CW’s “Arrow” is getting some flash, as in the popular DC comic book character, the network announced at Tuesday’s annual Television Critics Association press tour. “We plan to…

FARC insists on delegation for ex-Marine’s release

HAVANA (AP) — Colombia’s largest guerrilla army reiterated its willingness to free a former U.S. Marine it has been holding captive for more than a month, but insisted on Tuesday that the government send a high-level delegation to…

WikiLeaks on Manning verdict: ‘Extremism’

The website that served as Pfc. Bradley Manning’s conduit for spilled U.S. secrets is describing his espionage convictions as “dangerous national security extremism from the Obama administration.” That was the immediate response from WikiLeaks on Twitter after Manning…

Pentagon: Afghan forces will need help beyond 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghanistan’s military is growing stronger but will require “substantial” additional training and foreign financial aid after the American and NATO combat mission ends next year, the Pentagon told Congress on Tuesday. The Pentagon’s assertion comes…

Appeals court: NYC’s big-soda ban unconstitutional

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s crackdown on big, sugary sodas is staying on hold. New York’s effort to cap soda portions has drawn national attention, including from diet companies lauding it as a groundbreaking step in…

Paraguay peasants temporarily seize disputed land

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Some 200 Paraguayan poor farmers have reoccupied land where six police officers and 11 farmworkers were killed last year in a violent eviction that led to the ouster of President Fernando Lugo. Police say…

New York City mayoral candidates woo Latino voters

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a quarter of New York City residents eligible to vote are Latino, and polls show they’re not leaning toward a single mayoral candidate. Hoping to win their votes, the candidates are making frequent…

Radio’s ‘Piolin’ accused of sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer has accused Spanish-language radio host Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo of sexually harassing one of his staffers before Univision abruptly ended Sotelo’s morning show after a decade on the air. In an April 16…

Quinn: It would be ‘cheeky’ to tell rival to quit

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says it would be “a little cheeky” to tell an opponent to quit the race. Speaking Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Quinn said it was up to…

Detroit businesses fret over city’s unpaid bills

DETROIT (AP) — The trucks Steve Atwood used for hauling gravel, concrete and asphalt to street paving jobs sit idle. The nine drivers who worked for him have been laid off, and Atwood_who has started driving for another…

Cool reception for US celebrity chefs in Haiti

KENSCOFF, Haiti (AP) — Two celebrity chefs from the U.S. are getting a cool reception in Haiti. Aaron Sanchez and John Besh were forced to abandon a tour of a farmers market in the mountain town of Kenscoff…

Syrian war takes center stage on Ramadan TV series

BEIRUT (AP) — Blasts echo in the distance as two longtime friends and neighbors sit along a narrow street in old Damascus chatting about Syria, when one of them calls the civil war raging in their home country…