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Disgraced cop will get paid

Update The former Youngstown police detective facing felony charges for repeatedly contacting a 14-year-old statutory rape victim asking for sex will receive nearly $23,000 after he was fired.…

EU group: Ethiopia should release jailed reporters

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A European Union parliament delegation on Wednesday called on Ethiopia’s government to release jailed journalists and activists, but in a sign the call may not be heeded the delegation was denied from visiting…

Heathrow airport outlines its plans for expansion

LONDON (AP) — Heathrow unveiled new proposals Wednesday to create a third runway at the London airport — saying that the ideas will allow a vast expansion at Europe’s busiest air hub. The three options put forward on…

Putin says war games show Russia’s military power

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says the Russian military has shown a high degree of combat readiness during their biggest war games in more than two decades. The maneuvers, which began Friday and continue through this week,…

With ‘Conjuring,’ Taylor may finally win name game

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just one glimpse of her face is followed by a flash of familiarity. But, oh, that name just isn’t coming. Together again for the first time: filmgoers, meet veteran character actress Lili Taylor. After…

Gay marriage: Britain, France in surprise contrast

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Wednesday legalized gay marriage after Queen Elizabeth II gave her royal stamp of approval, clearing the way for the first same-sex weddings next summer. Lawmakers cheered as House of Commons Speaker John Bercow…

Penguins, UPMC pick alternate site for complex

CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have decided on an alternate site for a $70 million sports medicine comp……

Pitt student dies while in Spain for internship

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh student has died while studying abroad in Spain, where she was participating in an internship with a technology firm. Pit……

EU says Google not doing enough in antitrust case

PARIS (AP) — The European Union’s competition chief says Google isn’t doing enough to overcome concerns that it’s stifling competition, and ordered the Internet giant to come up with new ideas. The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm,…

Israeli premier phones European leaders after ban

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister has talked with a series of European leaders a day after the announcement of a decision on a European funding ban to Israeli institutions operating in occupied territories. Mark Regev, a spokesman…

Feds: Kennedys’ sea turtle rescue was a violation

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Federal officials say two members of the Kennedy family who thought they were doing a good deed by freeing an entangled sea turtle actually violated federal law. John Bullard of the National Oceanic and…

Pitt trustees vote to raise tuition 3.25 percent

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh board of trustees has voted to raise tuition 3.25 percent for students attending its main campus, and 2 percent for stud……

UN scrambles for nearly $13 billion emergency aid

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.’s top humanitarian official says an unprecedented $12.9 billion in emergency aid will be needed to help 73 million people globally this year— a third of it just for Syria. Valerie Amos says the…

US builders start work on fewer homes in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders started work on fewer homes in June, mostly because apartment construction fell sharply. But applications for permits to build single-family houses rose to the highest level in five years, suggesting the housing recovery…

Year-old survey at issue in Pa. voter ID trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawyers in the trial of a lawsuit over Pennsylvania’s new voter-identification law are clashing over the credibility of a year-old surv……

Erie Planetarium moving to Penn State-Behrend site

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — The Erie County Historical Society plans to donate the Erie Planetarium to nearby Penn State-Behrend, with plans to move the astronomy dome to the camp……

Ohio school cuts jobs for budget gap

CINCINNATI (AP) — Xavier (ZAY’-vuhr) University in Cincinnati has cut 51 jobs as part of a $5 million cost-cutting effort to balance its budget. The Cincinnati……

Bernanke signals flexibility on bond purchases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that the Federal Reserve’s timetable for reducing its bond purchases is not on a “preset course” and the Fed could increase or decrease the amount based on how the economy…

Timberlake, Macklemore lead with 6 MTV VMA nods

NEW YORK (AP) — The man in the suit and tie and the duo who buys clothes at thrift shops are the leaders at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. MTV announced Wednesday that Justin Timberlake and Macklemore…

Senate deal could affect recess appointment case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s deal to avert a showdown over its internal rules and confirm several long-stalled Obama administration nominees could upend a major case at the Supreme Court, one that would test the president’s power to…