Coroner: Ex-deputy shot by Pa. trooper, not self

HOMER CITY, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says a former western Pennsylvania sheriff’s deputy died from shots fired by Pennsylvania State Police and not his own gun follo……

Ohio priest steals about $100K from parishioner

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Romanian Catholic priest already waiting to be sentenced for stealing from a Cleveland church is now being accused of taking thousands of dollars fr……

Ex-caretaker to trial in Pa. stolen whiskey case

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The former live-in caretaker of a Pittsburgh-area mansion will stand trial on charges he drank more than $102,000 worth of old whiskey that he was supposed to be guarding. A district judge on Wednesday…

Iran president highlights ties in final Iraq visit

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran’s outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has landed in Iraq on his second visit as head of government, highlighting the growing ties between the two Shiite-led neighbors. Ahmadinejad was greeted on a red carpet laid out…

Bulgaria: Protesters try to block Parliament

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Demonstrators who have conducted for 35 straight days anti-government protests in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, are now calling for a round-the-clock blockade of the Parliament building. Protesters clogged streets in downtown Sofia on Thursday causing…

Neil Patrick Harris steps in as host for Emmy noms

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris stepped in for “House of Cards” actress Kate Mara to announce the 2013 Emmy nominations Thursday morning. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences said Mara’s plane had a mechanical malfunction…

Jay-Z views album inspiration at English cathedral

LONDON (AP) — Jay-Z has dropped by an English cathedral to see the inspiration for his latest album — an 800-year-old parchment copy of the Magna Carta. The musician visited Salisbury Cathedral in southwest England to see one…

Emmy nominations for actress in a TV drama series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Primetime Emmy nominations for best actress in a television drama series have been announced in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Connie Britton,…

Trayvon Martin’s parents shocked by verdict

MIAMI (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s parents made appearances on network morning shows Thursday, saying they are still shocked that jurors acquitted George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of their 17-year-old son. On NBC’s “Today” show, Sybrina Fulton…

Pirates vs. Zombies: Comic-Con’s latest showdown

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Avast! While the international pop-culture celebration known as Comic-Con has long been the domain of superheros, the biggest showdown at this year’s convention might not even involve spandex. Several pirate-themed properties are sailing to…

Emmy nominations for actor in a TV drama series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Primetime Emmy nominations for best actor in a television drama series have been announced in Los Angeles by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Hugh Bonneville,…

Gun salute, London light show to mark royal birth

LONDON (AP) — The British capital plans to mark the birth of Prince William and his wife Kate’s first child with a 62-gun salute from the Tower of London and a light show along the River Thames. London’s…

US unemployment aid applications drop to 334K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell 24,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 334,000, a sign that steady job gains should continue. The Labor Department says the four-week average, which smooths out…

2 Malaysians charged over photo that riled Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Prosecutors on Thursday charged two Malaysians with sedition and inciting religious enmity after they posted a photograph on Facebook considered an insult to the Muslim holy month of fasting. They face up to…

Indian gov’t forces kill 4 protesters in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Government forces in the Indian portion of Kashmir on Thursday fatally shot four villagers and wounded 25 others who were protesting the alleged desecration of the Muslim holy book by border guards, police said.…

UN: Syria’s war children will grow up illiterate

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s devastating civil war will force a generation of children to grow up illiterate and filled with hate, a U.N. envoy warned Thursday as fighting raged on around the country. Leila Zerrougui, the special representative…

Indonesia questions why cafe has Nazi-themed decor

BANDUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities in central Indonesia will ask a restaurant owner to explain his reasons for opening a Nazi-themed cafe that has sparked controversy among locals and tourists, an official said Thursday. Soldatenkaffee includes a red…
Salem train accident

Driver struck by train ID'd

A man who police say was running late for work tried to get around a train crossing in Salem and was hit Thursday morning.…