Penn State 3 set for hearing in alleged cover-up

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Penn State president and two former top administrators are set to appear in court on charges they failed to tell police about a sexual abu……

Pfizer sells key vaccine cheaply to poor countries

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to provide hundreds of millions of doses of its lucrative vaccine against pneumonia and meningitis at a fraction of the usual price for young children in poor countries. The…

Pfizer sells key vaccine cheaply to poor countries

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. will provide 260 millions doses of its vaccine against pneumonia and meningitis for pennies on the dollar to poor countries. The deal will provide Prevnar 13 vaccine for a few dollars…

New Zealand father and son feared dead in K2 slide

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand man and his son are feared dead following an avalanche on the world’s second-highest mountain, K2. Fifty-three-year-old Marty Schmidt and his 25-year-old son Denali were last heard from Friday. Marty…

As Bulger’s defense begins: Will he testify?

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger acknowledged he ran a lucrative criminal enterprise that took in millions through illegal gambling, extortion and drug trafficking. Now, they must defend him against those crimes and charges of 19…

Ohio gas prices down again to start week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gas prices in Ohio are again lower to start the work week — and Ohio motorists are still paying less than the national average. The state average for……

Friends proud of amateur film on Snowden’s HK stay

HONG KONG (AP) — It was shot in single takes with amateur actors, hobbyist directors and about $650 — mainly to pay for a room in the same Hong Kong hotel that briefly housed Edward Snowden. But the…

Traverse City Film Festival gets underway Tuesday

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — More than 150 movies are scheduled to be shown during the ninth annual Traverse City Film Festival, which gets underway Tuesday and runs through Sunday. Founded by Oscar winner and Michigan native Michael…

Spanish mourn train victims at cathedral Mass

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s royal family and leading politicians are to attend a Mass in the Catholic pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela in homage to the 79 people killed in the country’s worst rail…

Iran to take Chinese subway cars for oil

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian official says the country has ordered 315 subway cars from China in place of payment for oil that can’t be transferred due to sanctions. Amir Jafarpour, who is deputy head of…

China’s Communists warn cadres: No wine at lunch

BEIJING (AP) — The deputy head of China’s industry regulator is the latest high-level official to be publicly accused of wrongdoing by a journalist as more individuals test the new leadership’s resolve to fight graft at the highest…

Scientists collect water near site of blown well

NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico. Joseph Montoya, a biology professor…

EU diplomat tries to mediate in Egypt’s tensions

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian officials say police have arrested two leaders of a Muslim Brotherhood-allied Islamist party on suspicion of inciting violence. The officials said Monday that Abul-Ela Madi and Essam Soltan of the Wasat Party have been…

Wave of blasts kills dozens in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials in Iraq say at least 47 people have been killed in a wave of car bombings in the central and southern part of the country today. They happened during morning rush hour and are…

Greek monks hurl petrol bombs at bailiffs

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Civilian authorities on Greece’s monastic sanctuary of Mount Athos say a group of monks facing eviction have attacked court bailiffs with rocks and petrol bombs. No one was injured in the incident early Monday…

Syrian TV: Troops capture key Homs neighborhood

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV says troops have fully captured a neighborhood that was one of the rebels’ key strongholds in the embattled city of Homs. Monday’s announcement came a month after Syrian troops started an…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Monday, July 29, 2013. Cool weather conditions with areas of wet weather will continue for the eastern U.S. on Monday as an upper trough of low pressure remains dominant across the region. This prevailing…

Ariz. flash flood carries away tour bus, none hurt

DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — Flash flood waters swept a tour bus with 33 people aboard hundreds of yards down a wash in northwestern Arizona and the vehicle flipped on its side, but no one was injured, officials…

A relic of Myanmar’s past, internal spying, stays

MANDALAY, Myanmar (AP) — It’s been two years since Myanmar’s new government promised its people a more open way of life, but still they come, plainclothes state intelligence officers asking where former student activist Mya Aye is and…

Black waves of oil washing onto Thai resort beach

BANGKOK (AP) — Black waves of crude oil washed up on a beach at a popular tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea despite continuous attempts to clean up the oil up over the weekend after it leaked from…