AP staffers win APME awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Coverage of Superstorm Sandy and terrorism in Africa won awards for deadline, enterprise and state reporting from the Associated Press Media Editors association for journalism excellence by AP staffers. “AP’s New York and New…

Fog lifting at Denver Int’l Airport after delays

DENVER (AP) — Fog is delaying flights by about an hour in Denver, and some smaller planes are being diverted to other airports because of the low visibility. The fog is expected to lift by 9 a.m. Monday.…

Justin Smith to serve as Bloomberg Media CEO

NEW YORK (AP) — Bloomberg LP says that Justin B. Smith will serve as CEO of its media group, which includes its TV, radio, magazine and digital businesses around the world. The financial news and information company said…

Kerry names Martin Indyk to shepherd Mideast talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will appoint former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk to shepherd Israeli-Palestinian peace talks that are to begin Monday evening in Washington, U.S. officials said Monday. Kerry plans to name…

Review: Gill, Franklin salute Bakersfield sound

Vince Gill & Paul Franklin, “Bakersfield” (MCA Nashville) For those dismayed by contemporary country music’s lack of steel guitar and shuffle rhythms, “Bakersfield” is your antidote. With Vince Gill no longer competing for top radio hits, he turns…

4 arrested in Indonesia boat sinking, 20 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from the sinking last week of a boat carrying asylum seekers has reached 20, while four people have been arrested for people smuggling in connection with the incident off Indonesia, police…
ODOT worker hit by car

ODOT worker hit by car

An Ohio Department of Transportation employee flagging drivers in Trumbull County was struck by a car early Monday.…

Greece pleads for Europe to adopt growth policies

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s prime minister urged European leaders to shift economic policies toward generating growth, as the country’s bailout monitors complained it was making “slow progress” on long-term reforms. Antonis Samaras said Greece’s recession was “worsening…

Review: Glen Campbell reimagines some of his hits

Glen Campbell, “See You There” (Surfdog) At 77 and stricken with Alzheimer’s disease, Glen Campbell looks back at a lifetime of work on “See You There.” He revisits classics such as “Wichita Lineman” and “Galveston” with a contemplative,…

Review: C.J. Box returns with ‘The Highway’

“The Highway” (Minotaur), by C.J. Box Sixteen-year-old Gracie Sullivan is book-smart and resourceful, but her 18-year-old sister, Danielle, is impetuous, self-involved and boy-crazy. As “The Highway” opens, they’re driving cross-country from their divorced mother’s home in Colorado to…

Legal case brought by Mandela daughters delayed

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A legal case brought by members of Nelson Mandela’s family against several of his longtime associates has been delayed. A law firm representing human rights advocate George Bizos, an associate of the former South African…

Autopsy shows Pa. man, 76, was stabbed 70 times

GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An autopsy has revealed that a 76-year-old western Pennsylvania businessman was stabbed 70 times, and authorities have obtained a search warr……

NYC tunnel to become temporary art installation

NEW YORK (AP) — Vehicles will be temporarily banned from a New York City tunnel so an artist can turn it into an interactive light and sound installation. Instead, pedestrians will be allowed into the 1,300-foot-long Park Avenue…

Review: Mom’s troubled waters swirl novel

“Sea Creatures” (Harper), by Susanna Daniel There’s a charmer at the heart of “Sea Creatures,” and it’s not the novel’s narrator, Georgia, who is plenty likable in her own admittedly stumbling, searching way. It’s her 3-year-old son, Frankie,…

W. Pa. house fire victim had been shot in head

BUNOLA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities were working to confirm the identity of a man who was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head inside a burning home in western Pennsylva……
marijuana found in springfield township

Marijuana plants seized

Springfield police are looking for the people responsible for planting and maintaining more than100 marijuana plants seized by police from a wooded area.…

W. Pa. man charged with shooting stepdad over TV

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 19-year-old man has been jailed on charges he fatally shot his stepfather during a dispute over a television at a Pittsburgh residence. Online cour……

BMW pulls wraps off i3 electric car

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW AG is showing off the production model of its new i3 electric compact that uses carbon-fiber materials to keep the weight down and improve driving performance. CEO Norbert Reithofer stressed at a New…

Princesses in north India win a royal fortune

NEW DELHI (AP) — It has all the makings of a best-selling novel. An Indian maharaja crowned as a toddler and rich beyond imagination falls into a deep depression in old age after losing his only son. After…