2 men charged in 2010 slaying of Ohio teen

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two northeast Ohio men have been indicted in the 2010 slaying of a 17-year-old boy. The announcement by Geauga County officials Th……

Green paint splattered on Lincoln Memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Park Police in Washington say the Lincoln Memorial is temporarily closed after someone splattered green paint on the statue and the floor. The apparent vandalism was discovered early Friday morning by an officer…

New Jersey shore town nixes Snooki taping

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey town trying to rebuild from Superstorm Sandy is pulling the plug on taping of the MTV show “Snooki & JWoww.” Berkeley Township officials say taping the “Jersey Shore” spinoff is…

Vivendi sells Activision stake for $8.2 billion

PARIS (AP) — Vivendi SA says it is selling most of its majority stake in video game maker Activision Blizzard Inc. for $8.2 billion as the French conglomerate tries to strengthen its balance sheet. Vivendi says in a…

Ohio investigators work to ID body burned in van

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are trying to identify a person whose body has been found in a burning van. Columbus police say they were called to the scene of a van eng……

Korean divide lives on 60 years after end of war

PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Some Americans call it the “Forgotten War,” a 1950s conflict fought in a far-off country and so painful that even survivors have tried to erase their memories of it. The North Koreans, however,…

TEPCO says was reluctant to worry public over leak

TOKYO (AP) — The utility operating Japan’s crippled nuclear plant says it delayed acknowledging contaminated water leaks into the sea because it did not want to worry the public until it was certain there was a problem. Earlier…

Egypt: 16 killed in clashes near pro-Morsi rally

CAIRO (AP) — An investigating judge has ordered the detention of Egypt’s ousted president over alleged contacts with Hamas to help in his escape from prison in 2011, the official state news agency reported Friday in the first…

Dorian becoming less organized, far from land

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian is becoming less organized as it moves across the Atlantic, far from land. The storm’s maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 50 mph (85 kph) and the U.S. National Hurricane Center…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground Forecast for Friday, July 26, 2013. Active weather will continue for the center of the nation on Friday as a low pressure system moves over the Upper Midwest and into the Great Lakes. This system will…

Archbishop embarrassed by link to payday loan firm

LONDON (AP) — The archbishop of Canterbury says the Church of England will examine indirect links to a payday loan firm he had criticized. Archbishop Justin Welby told Britain’s Total Politics magazine in an issue published this week…

San Diego mayor to get therapy amid scandal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s own political party called for the leader of the nation’s eighth-largest city to resign as four more women identified themselves as targets of his sexual advances, bringing to seven…

Russian court: Pussy Riot member to stay in jail

SARANSK, Russia (AP) — A court has rejected an appeal by a member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot against a previous court ruling that denied her an early release. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has served a year and…

Missionary from Utah describes Spain train wreck

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seconds before the Spanish train he was aboard lifted off the tracks “like a roller coaster,” Mormon missionary Stephen Ward said he glanced up from the journal he was writing and noticed a…

O.J. Simpson awaits Nevada parole decision

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson should know next week whether his blemish-free record behind bars and contrition for trying to take back sports memorabilia of his glory days will win him favor with the Nevada Board…

Calif. judge hears case of slain Iraqi-American

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The daughter of an Iraqi-American man accused of killing his wife has told a court that her parents had longstanding problems that had gotten worse in early last year. The testimony came Thursday…

Hiatt, Pollack among 6 receiving Ind. arts awards

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Songwriter and Indianapolis native John Hiatt and late director-actor Sidney Pollack are among six people winning Indiana Governor’s Arts Awards this year. The Indiana Arts Commission announced the winners Friday. Pollack, who died in 2008,…

Bombings at busy market in north Pakistan kill 49

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s former ruling party will boycott the upcoming presidential election, saying Friday that the decision to move the vote forward by a week deprived it of enough time to campaign. The announcement by the Pakistan…

Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the stuff of spy novels: The hunted-down protagonist wins in the end because he’s got damaging documents squirreled away, a bargaining chip against the bureaucrats who want to silence him. If National Security Agency…