Train driver a suspect in possible ‘recklessness’

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say they will question the driver in a deadly train derailment for possible “recklessness.” The driver, who’s hospitalized with injuries from the crash, is being guarded by police and hasn’t…

Awaiting plan for permanent plug on Gulf gas well

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Air and water navigation restrictions remain in place around a natural gas well that blew wild and caught fire earlier this week about 55 miles off the Louisiana coast. The federal Bureau of Safety…

Central Pa. prison locked down after sex assault

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A state prison in central Pennsylvania remained locked down a day after state police say an inmate sexually assaulted a female employee. State p……

Signs point _ finally _ to end of Europe recession

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — After a year and a half of recession, Europe’s battered economy could finally be showing signs of life. It’s not the kind of recovery that calls for a big celebration. Any upswing will be…

Researchers uncover little-known internment camp

Deep in the mountains of northern Idaho, miles from the nearest town, lays evidence of a little-known portion of a shameful chapter of American history. There are no buildings, signs or markers to indicate what happened at the…

Bosnian in Vt. accused of lying about war crimes

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Federal authorities in Vermont say an immigrant faces charges of lying to immigration authorities by denying involvement in war crimes during the conflict in Bosnia two decades ago. An indictment says Edin Sakoc, (“ED-een…

Feds warn NJ nuclear plant operator over firing

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Federal regulators are worried a security manager’s firing at a large New Jersey nuclear plant could deter employees and contractors from questioning safety. A jury last month concluded the 2009 firing…

RI man in death penalty battle to plead guilty

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who was at the center of a capital punishment battle between the state and federal governments has agreed to plead guilty in exchange for prosecutors dropping plans to seek the…

Father asks high court to block SC adoption ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The birth father of a girl of Cherokee heritage is asking the Supreme Court to stop a state-court ordered handover of his daughter to adoptive parents. The filing Friday by Dusten Brown is the latest…

Ethics panel extends investigation into Bishop

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is extending an investigation into possible ethics violations by Democrat Tim Bishop of New York. The panel does not identify the reasons for the investigation. It says the extension does not…

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. ___ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Lew; Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.,…

Holmes’ notebook may be in judge’s hands

DENVER (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shootings has upheld the constitutionality of one of the laws used to charge James Holmes with murder. The judge on Friday rejected a request by defense lawyers to overturn…

Way, way off Broadway, stars work without reviews

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Even with stars like Steve Martin and Greg Kinnear showing up each summer, the Powerhouse Theater season is more un-Broadway than off-Broadway. The program at Vassar College attracts writers, directors and actors eager to…

Long delay makes ‘Edward Sharpe …’ worth wait

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The new self-titled album from Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros is late. Way late. More than a year overdue. Frontman and producer Alex Ebert wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m just glad…

Frog finds way into climate report for Ga. city

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — At first glance, the National Weather Service climate report for Augusta was alarming: It had rained frogs in the east Georgia city. The sophisticated device that measures rainfall at Augusta Regional Airport recorded .04…
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Employee enters plea in theft

Warren City employee Dennis Griffing pleaded no contest on Thursday to a misdemeanor theft charge. …
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Castro agrees to plea deal

A Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for about a decade has agreed to plead guilty in a deal to avoid the death penalty.…