Study: Dead stars colliding forged gold on Earth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists say they have fresh evidence that all the gold on Earth was forged from ancient collisions of dead stars. Telescopes recently detected a strange glow in a distant galaxy. Researchers say the glow…

Other jurors distance themselves from Juror B37

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Four of the six jurors from the murder trial of neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman have distanced themselves from statements another juror made in a televised interview. The four jurors issued a brief statement…

Ahead of draft, ultra-Orthodox soldiers under fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli soldier was walking home on a busy Jerusalem street when suddenly a car stopped next to him, and men inside spat upon him and hurled insults, trash and water bottles. When the assailants…

Twinkle’s Kitchen | Blackberry-Lime Sorbet

With blackberries in season, this sorbet recipe is a no-brainer. Add fresh-squeezed lime juice for just the right zing and almond milk creates a healthy alternative to whole milk or cream.

Hacking attack blamed for Network Solutions outage

NEW YORK (AP) — Network Solutions says a hacking attack is causing service disruptions that are affecting its website customers. The company’s Facebook page offers few details, but the company says it’s facing a distributed denial of service…

Twinkle’s Kitchen | Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Need a little wake me up for dessert or a summery twist on your morning coffee? Try this creamy, rich ice cream recipe, made with dark roasted coffee and sweetened condensed milk.

Freelance reporters train in combat zone first aid

NEW YORK (AP) — In an era when news organizations are shutting foreign bureaus to cut costs, more of the dangerous work of reporting from the world’s trouble spots is falling to freelancers, who often must fend for…

‘Dreamers’ who left US miss immigration reform

NOGALES, Mexico (AP) — When U.S. President Barack Obama began stopping the deportations last year of some young immigrants living in the country illegally, Adriana Gil Diaz realized that she had just made the biggest mistake of her…

Smithsonian stuck with poor storage facilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution’s inspector general says the museum complex continues to use substandard storage facilities in suburban Maryland to store important art and science collections. Inspector General Scott Dahl testified before a House committee Wednesday…

Officials: 4 Asiana pilots from crash in hospital

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The four pilots of the Asiana jet that crash-landed in San Francisco are being treated for psychological trauma and injuries caused by the accident, South Korean officials said Wednesday. The Land, Infrastructure and…
Sheriff

Deputy disciplined

A Mahoning County Sheriff sergeant agreed Wednesday to take a three-day unpaid suspension punishment for allowing a superior officer to convince him to un-arrest his friend, Mahoning County Auditor Michael Sciortino, for drunken driving.…

DA: Price dispute sparks SF jewelry store killings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Prosecutors say the suspect charged with the gruesome killing of two San Francisco jewelry store clerks and critical wounding of the shop owner believed he had been overcharged by about $300. Assistant District Attorney…

Journalists brief Security Council for first time

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Four journalists told the U.N.’s most powerful body that world leaders should do more to protect reporters risking their lives to bear witness to conflicts around the globe and ensure their right to work…

Officials seeking stolen art find paint in ashes

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — It may be a case of art to ashes — and scientists are trying to get to the bottom of the mystery. A Romanian museum official said Wednesday that ash from the oven of…

Congo’s army continues slow advance

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s government forces continued their slow advance in a fourth day of fighting against M23 rebels near the eastern Congolese city of Goma. An intelligence officer said front-line units had moved forward 300 meters…

Obama praises approval of consumer office director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday hailed Richard Cordray’s long-awaited confirmation as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, saying his installation gives consumers a stronger footing “for years to come” in dealings with banks and…

Victims to support trial of ex-Chad ruler

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A lawyer says more than 1,000 victims of former Chad dictator Hissene Habre have formally asked to participate in his trial on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and torture. Jacqueline Moudeina, who…

Bruce Springsteen dedicates song to Trayvon Martin

NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen dedicated his protest song “American Skin (41 Shots)” to teenager Trayvon Martin during a concert in Limerick, Ireland. In a video posted online, the 63-year-old singer told the crowd Tuesday: “We’ll send…