White House: King’s immigration quip ‘unfortunate’

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says a Republican congressman’s comment about the achievements of young immigrants in the U.S. illegally is extremely unfortunate. Rep. Steve King of Iowa has come under attack for telling…
Lordstown break in

Police ask for public’s help

Lordstown police are asking for the public’s help in identifying someone who broke into a restaurant earlier this month.…

AP EXCLUSIVE: Pakistan’s new hero Burka Avenger

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Wonder Woman and Supergirl now have a Pakistani counterpart in the pantheon of female superheroes — one who shows a lot less skin. Meet Burka Avenger: a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who…
Beaver Township crash

1 hurt in Beaver Twp. crash

One person was hospitalized Wednesday after a three-vehicle crash in Beaver Township.…

Rowling laments exposure of Robert Galbraith

LONDON (AP) — J.K. Rowling says her crime-writing alter ego Robert Galbraith had respectable sales and two TV adaptation offers before he was exposed as a pseudonym for the “Harry Potter” novelist. Rowling said “Robert was doing rather…

Greece woos tourists with longer shopping hours

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s parliament has approved legislation to extend Sunday opening hours for stores, in an effort to boost spending by tourists and stimulate the crisis-hit economy. Lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of legislation allowing department…

AP names Edelsten to top China editorial position

BEIJING (AP) — The Associated Press has named veteran Asia-based journalist and video producer Miles Edelsten to the new position of news director for Greater China. The appointment was announced Wednesday by John Daniszewski, senior managing editor for…

Jane Austen to grace Bank of England 10-pound note

LONDON (AP) — Jane Austen will become the new face on England’s 10-pound notes — a sign that there is plenty of pride and little prejudice against women on the country’s currency. The Bank of England chose the…

Wrigley Field’s Jumbotron plan heads to final vote

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s City Council is set to consider a proposed $500 million renovation of historic Wrigley Field that includes a massive Jumbotron in left field. Aldermen are scheduled to give the final vote on the project…

Homeless man’s honesty lauded by upstate NY police

KINGSTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a lost wallet containing nearly $500 has been returned to its owner after being found by a homeless man living on the streets of a Hudson Valley city. Detective Lt. Thierry Croizer…

Union wants feds to mandate 2-member train crews

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Most railroads in the U.S. use at least two crew members to operate freight trains, but there’s no federal rule to prevent them from using one employee as did a Maine-based railroad whose train,…

Pa. gay couple marries as county defies state ban

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two women have been married in a religious ceremony near Philadelphia after getting a same-sex license from county officials defying a state ban. Alicia Terrizzi says she and Loreen Bloodgood didn’t set out to…

‘The Center Holds’ looks at 2 Obamas

“The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies” (Simon & Schuster), by Jonathan Alter After sailing through two presidential elections by comfortable margins, President Barack Obama finds himself bogged down just six months into his second term. His administration…

2 Maine hikers rescued but drive to ocean deaths

ROQUE BLUFFS, Maine (AP) — A Maine woman and her pregnant friend visiting from Pennsylvania got lost hiking and were rescued but died later that evening, authorities said, when they accidentally drove their car into the ocean in…

Amid scandal, Va. governor visits Afghanistan

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the midst of a covert trip to Afghanistan to visit American troops, Gov. Bob McDonnell chose not to talk about gifts from a major political donor. The Republican governor spoke with The Associated…

All 30 rescued from Dutch sailing ship off Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish emergency officials say all 30 people aboard a Dutch sailing ship have been rescued after it crashed into rocks off the County Cork coast. The Royal National Lifeboat Institution says the twin-masted Astrid was…

Serena, Federer join Grande at Open’s Kids’ Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Defending U.S. Open women’s champion Serena Williams and former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will get in the groove with singer Ariana Grande and other performers at the 18th annual Arthur Ashe Kids’…

Couple to speak about Zimmerman’s help after crash

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A husband and wife who were assisted by George Zimmerman after their SUV flipped over on a Florida highway will speak about their encounter with the former neighborhood watch volunteer, who was acquitted of…