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Man dies from injuries

Nicholas Cost, 56, of Warren, died Monday from complications associated with a motorcycle crash earlier this month. …

SC denies requests to rehear adoption case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s highest court on Wednesday refused to rehear a case involving a South Carolina couple’s attempts to adopt a girl of Cherokee heritage, setting up a family court action — and potentially a…

Recent deadly train derailments in Europe

At least 40 are dead and 140 injured following a train derailment in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night. Here are some recent deadly train accidents in Europe. — July 12, 2013: Six people are killed and nearly 200…

Motorist faces trial in electrocution deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aman Samsonian was speeding, passing cars and driving in a left-turn lane in a rush to get to the gym before he executed a turn and crashed into an electrical pole and fire hydrant,…
texting while driving

Does texting law do enough?

It's only a secondary offense for adults, which means an officer can only cite a driver for it if they pull them over for another reason. Because of that, police have not issued very many citations since the law took effect earlier this year. …

Ohio teen gave birth to baby found dead in car

SHELBY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police chief says a 17-year-old told officers that she was the one who gave birth to a baby whose remains were found in a box in the trunk of a car at…

Spectator banned from Jackson trial over photo

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has confiscated the phone of a spectator at the civil trial over Michael Jackson’s death after he snapped a photo in a courthouse hallway that includes jurors hearing the case. Bailiffs ordered…

Thursday, August 1

Today is Thursday, August 1, the 213th day of 2013. There are 152 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1291 – The Swiss cantons of Uri, Schwyz, and Nidwalden sign a mutual defense…

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers around the world: July 24 The Khaleej Times, Dubai on Baby Cambridge: For months, the media had given in-depth coverage on Kate Middleton’s pregnancy that precariously bordered on utter voyeurism. The hoax…

Expert witness barred in western Pa. murder trial

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania judge has barred some testimony sought by defense attorneys in the upcoming trial of a woman accused of having killed her ho……

Fla. to resume voter purge after high court ruling

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens filed last year to block a voter purge in Florida. The lawsuit became moot after a U.S. Supreme…

Priest robbed of car outside Delaware church

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware have arrested a man they say stole a Catholic priest’s car at gunpoint just outside the church where he is staying. The Rev. Paul Williams tells The News Journal of Wilmington…

Jason Sudeikis leaving ‘SNL’ cast

NEW YORK (AP) — After eight years on the air at “Saturday Night Live,” Jason Sudeikis says he’s calling it quits. Sudeikis used another late-night institution to make his announcement, telling David Letterman in the taping of Wednesday’s…

Court petition seeks EPA action on pesticide drift

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Activists have filed another petition to force federal regulators to set safety standards that protect children from pesticides that drift from farm fields into nearby communities. Pesticide Action Network, the United Farmworkers of America…

Despite ‘Community’ drama, Harmon loves sitcoms

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Dan Harmon hopes he never needs a backup plan outside of Hollywood because he’s “a terrible dish washer and a terrible lover and a terrible pet owner.” That’s why when the brass at…

Review: Fakes fab in Beatles tribute ‘Let It Be’

NEW YORK (AP) — Even fake Beatles can bring back good memories of the real thing, when they’re truly talented. The Beatles, arguably one of the most talented and influential bands in musical history, produced a treasure trove…

Authorities: Man said he was headed to kill Grace

PHOENIX (AP) — Cable newscasters Nancy Grace and Jane Velez-Mitchell were the victims of online threats that a New York man made because he was upset with their coverage of the Jodi Arias trial, Arizona authorities said Wednesday.…

Murder charge dropped against Jamaican musician

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A judge in Jamaica has dropped a murder case against one of island’s biggest dancehall stars. Vybz Kartel and two other men will not face trial in the death of businessman Barrington Burton after…

New ESPN sports docs include ‘Tonya and Nancy’

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The knee whack heard ’round the world will be revisited near the 20th anniversary of the rivalry between Olympic figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, as one of six new documentaries on…