Woman, 27, dies after hiking southern Utah’s Wave

KANAB, Utah (AP) — A 27-year-old Arizona woman who was hiking a popular southern Utah trail with her husband has died after getting lost in the desert heat. Kane County Emergency Services officials say Elisabeth Ann Bervel, of…

FDA can’t allow execution drug to be imported

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Food and Drug Administration violated its duty by allowing a misbranded and unapproved new drug to be imported for use in executions by lethal injection. The three-judge…

Cop who leaked bombing suspect photos disciplined

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A state police photographer who released photos of the bloodied Boston Marathon bombing suspect during his capture was placed on restricted duty Tuesday. Sgt. Sean Murphy said he leaked the photos of what he…

Third female victim in Ohio slayings identified

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — The third victim of a man charged with killing three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags in northeast Ohio has been identifie……
Shale Drilling

$70M project planned

An energy company is planning to build a $70 million midstream oil storage and rail-loading terminal in Lordstown.…

Rare corpse flower to bloom at UC Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — An Indonesian flower famous for its foul odor is expected to unfurl its putrid blossom within the next week at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The school says its greenhouse will be…
North Jackson standoff

Man caught after standoff

A convicted sex offender running from law enforcement on Tuesday barged into an apartment complex in North Jackson.…

Opponents of OH village’s traffic cameras sue

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit alleging that traffic cameras used to trap speeders in a southwest Ohio village violate the state constitution has been filed after a ju……

Colo. prison chief’s death suspect took medication

DENVER (AP) — An autopsy on the man suspected of killing the Colorado prisons chief and a Denver pizza delivery driver found anti-anxiety medication in his system. The examination report confirms that Evan Ebel died as a result…

Groups: Kenya gov’t crushing dissent, using police

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Civil rights activists accused Kenya’s new government on Tuesday of using the police to crush dissent, following the interrogation of a political aide to Kenya’s foremost opposition leader over an alleged plan to foster…

Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled most of its high-profile lineup, including the upcoming adaptation of Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County” and the WikiLeaks drama “The Fifth Estate.” Bill Condon’s “The Fifth Estate,”…

Officer killed during rescue of hiker NW of Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas police officer who was trying to rescue a stranded hiker on a mountain northwest of the city died after falling from a cliff Monday night. Las Vegas police assistant sheriff Joseph…

Congress threatens Afghanistan over US exit taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers threatened Afghanistan on Tuesday with severe cuts in foreign aid if President Hamid Karzai’s government institutes an exit tax on American military equipment, food supplies and other goods as the United States pulls most…

Review: Conspiracies abound in ‘Hidden Order’

“Hidden Order: A Thriller” (Atria/Emily Bestler Books), by Brad Thor An organization more secretive than the FBI, the CIA or the NSA takes center stage in Brad Thor’s latest adventure featuring former Secret Service agent Scot Harvath. Harvath,…

US state has Defense Dept’s most powerful computer

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says a supercomputer up and running at an Ohio base is the most powerful in the entire Department of Defense. Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base introduced the computer Monday…

Univision cancels talk show hosted by ‘Piolin’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Univision Radio Network’s nationally syndicated Spanish-language program “Piolin por la Manana” has been canceled. Univision spokeswoman Monica Talan confirmed the cancellation in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday. Univision didn’t release the…

APNewsBreak: Homeland Security official probed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company secure an international investor visa for a Chinese executive, The…

Attorneys for fund head Cohen refute SEC charges

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for hedge-fund manager Steven A. Cohen are disputing federal civil charges that he failed to prevent insider trading at SAC Capital Advisors, saying he didn’t read an email at the center of the allegations.…

Iran: US, Israel not invited to inauguration

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Ministry says that the United States and Israel have not been invited to attend the Aug. 4 inauguration of the country’s president-elect. Spokesman Abbas Araghchi told a press conference Tuesday that leaders…