Military court denies Navy appeal in Iraq war case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The military’s highest court has denied a government request to reconsider the overturned murder conviction of a Marine who’s served more than half his 11-year sentence in one of the Iraq war’s biggest war…

No word on 3rd ‘X-Files’ film from series creator

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The truth is out there: Don’t expect a third “X-Files” film. While series creator Chris Carter was suitably impressed by a boisterous and enthusiastic Comic-Con International crowd clamoring for a third big-screen venture, he…
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Pot advocates speak out

As Congressman Bob Hagan introduces a bill promoting the legalization of medicinal marijuana for the state of Ohio, local advocates brought their own views to the table.…

Novel from ‘Hangman’s Daughter’ author due in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the million-selling “The Hangman’s Daughter” books has signed for a new novel. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Thursday that Oliver Potzsch’s “The Castle of Kings” is scheduled for the fall of 2014.…

Metro-North train derails in NY, service suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — A freight train hauling garbage has derailed in New York City. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority says service on Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson line has been suspended. The line runs between Manhattan and Poughkeepsie (poh-KIHP’-see), 80…
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No health risk from ash

Heritage Thermal Services, which owns the incinerator that spewed the ash, said Thursday initial test results show the ash does not pose a health threat.…

Fla. Gov. Scott meets with Fla. Capitol protesters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is telling protesters that he will not ask lawmakers to revamp the state’s self-defense laws. Scott returned to the state Capitol late Thursday and met for nearly an hour with…
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Restaurant to close temporarily

Popular restaurant The Fifth Season will close its doors only to shortly reopen at a new location.…

Detroit’s bankruptcy follows decades of decay

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit, which for years paid its bills with borrowed money, is the largest city in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy protection. Here’s a look at how the city spiraled into financial…

Harrison Ford can’t escape Han Solo, Indiana Jones

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s been decades since Harrison Ford played towering film characters Indiana Jones and Han Solo, but the questions still come — especially at Comic-Con. Ford made his second appearance at the all-things-geek gathering in…

Heat wave continues in the East

UNDATED (AP) — There’s no respite from the heat wave that’s gripping the eastern two thirds of the nation. Heat index values near 100 degrees or greater are being felt from the Midwest to the Northeast. Baltimore, Md.,…

Former Pa. police chief sentenced in gun theft

KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — A former western Pennsylvania police chief has been sentenced to nine to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to the theft and sale of a polic……

Obama weighs canceling Moscow talks with Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering canceling a fall summit between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, a move that would further aggravate the already tense relationship between the two leaders. The…

Jamaica govt, rights group feud over child welfare

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican rights group led a rally Thursday as part of its campaign demanding reforms in the treatment of children in state care, a day after the government painted aspects of the advocacy work…

Japan Airlines Dreamliner safely returns to Boston

BOSTON (AP) — A Japan Airlines flight to Tokyo’s Narita Airport returned to Boston’s Logan Airport on Thursday because of a possible fuel pump issue on the Boeing 787 aircraft. It’s the latest trouble for the new Dreamliner…

Police bypassed trunk where dead Wis. child found

BALSAM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Police on Thursday expressed regret that investigators taking part in an exhaustive all-day search amid blistering heat did not force open the trunk of a car where a missing western Wisconsin toddler was…

A look at the next steps for Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit became the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy, raising a flurry of questions about what happens next. Here’s a look at what’s known about the next steps: WILL THE LIGHTS GO OUT? The…

Friday, July 26

Today is Friday, July 26, the 207th day of 2013. There are 158 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1821 – Turkey and Russia sever relations after Turkey refuses to protect Christian subjects.…

Mexico’s 1st gay mayor elected in rough north

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s first openly gay elected mayor is set to take office in a rough-and-tumble part of Zacatecas state known for cowboy boots, embossed belts and drug gang shootouts. Mayor-elect Benjamin Medrano, who won Fresnillo’s…