Waffle House patron opens fire on would-be robber

UNION CITY, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a customer at a Waffle House outside Atlanta shot and wounded a suspect who was trying to rob the restaurant. Police say the shooting happened early Monday, when a gunman tried…

Afghanistan: Late night, morning bombings kill 14

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan authorities say a late night bombing and an early morning explosion have killed 14 people in the country’s south. The first bombing occurred in Zabul province late Sunday, killing 11 people. The deputy…

Angelina Jolie speaks out against rape in war

TOKYO (AP) — Angelina Jolie has made her directorial debut in Tokyo and urged the Japanese audience to join her fight to stop sexual violence at war zones. Jolie said she hoped “In the Land of Blood and…

Chandra Levy case transcripts made public

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys are returning to court for a hearing in the case of murdered Washington intern Chandra Levy. Prosecutors and defense attorneys are expected in court Monday for additional post-trial proceeding in the case of Ingmar…

All of Hawaii on tropical storm warning

National Weather Service officials said they expect people on the Big Island and Maui to see the brunt of the storm on Monday morning, with wind gusts up to 60 mph, possible flooding and waves up to 18 feet high.

Witness: Paterno said Penn St. erred on Sandusky

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — It was late at night on Feb. 27, 2001, and Penn State’s then-president, Graham Spanier, one of academia’s most prominent administrators, typed a brief email to two other top administrators as they debated how…

Philadelphia sees record rain; airport loses power

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has set a record for one-day rainfall as strong storms rolled through the region. The National Weather Service says 8.02 inches of rain fell in the city Sunday, shattering the previous record of 6.63…

Ex-homeless man due in court in Pa. woman’s death

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A formerly homeless man is due in court to answer charges that he killed a woman who let him stay at her central Pennsylvania home. The decomposing body of……

Verdict reached in WikiLeaks court-martial

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge continues deliberating in the court-martial of an Army private charged with aiding the enemy for giving U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks. Col. Denise Lind is beginning her third day of deliberations…

Restrained Ohio jail inmate died of heart attack

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — The medical examiner’s office says a suburban Cleveland man who died last month after fighting with officers at a jail had a heart at……

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…