Asian Pacific Caucus plans meeting with Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus are planning to raise the issues of immigration and appointments in a meeting with President Barack Obama. California Democrat Mike Honda’s spokesman, Anthony Kusich, says the meeting…

R&B singer shoved after Trayvon Martin dedication

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — R&B singer Lester Chambers is recovering from injuries he suffered after a woman leaped onto the stage and shoved him when he dedicated a song to Trayvon Martin during a concert in the San…

Odds against Blagojevich as he appeals conviction

CHICAGO (AP) — Rod Blagojevich faces long odds with the appeal of his federal corruption conviction, just as did his predecessor as Illinois governor, George Ryan, who repeatedly tried and failed to reverse his conviction on appeal. A…

Former police officer acquitted of murder of wife

BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque police officer has been acquitted of murder in the death of his wife after a trial that contained a series of salacious revelations about his extramarital affairs with co-workers. Jurors returned…

Flash floods, high winds hit Pittsburgh, W. Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fast-moving storm has caused extensive flooding in the Pittsburgh area and western Pennsylvania. Authorities say some roads were closed late Tue……
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Possible police imposter sought

A woman told police a man posing as a police officer pulled her over in the area of Salt Springs Road and Interstate 80 Monday evening.…
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Clinton says future of voting law in jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the future of the Voting Rights Act is in “real jeopardy” following the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a portion of the law, telling a prominent organization of black women…
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Heavy rain damages records

Crews were still busy on Tuesday cleaning up in the basement of the county-owned Stone Building at the corner of North Park Avenue and High Street, which houses various county records. …

Obama: Immigration debate will slip into the fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline. With House Republicans searching for a way forward on the issue, the president said he was hopeful a…

Hedge fund exec testifies in NYC case

NEW YORK (AP) — A former hedge fund executive testified Tuesday at a New York securities fraud trial that the fund purposely bet against investments tied to high-risk mortgages as the housing market teetered on the edge of…

Veteran editor Stevens named AP NNE correspondent

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Rik Stevens, a veteran reporter and editor for The Associated Press in upstate New York, has been named to the news cooperative’s newly created position of administrative correspondent for Northern New England. The appointment…

Militants in Yemen kill man suspected of being gay

ADEN, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security official say militants have shot dead a 20-year-old man suspected of being gay in the latest attack targeting homosexuals in the conservative Muslim country. Security officials say at least 33 people have…
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Witness: It was either pay Bulger or ‘get killed’

BOSTON (AP) — A businessman testifying in the racketeering trial of reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger on Tuesday described terrifying moments in 1982 when, he said, Bulger shoved a machine gun between his legs and threatened to kill…
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Law firms says it’s suing Boeing over Asiana crash

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago law firm says it plans to sue aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. on behalf of 83 people who were on the Asiana Airlines flight that crash-landed in San Francisco. Ribbeck Law Chartered says in…

Coroner: ‘Glee’ actor Monteith died of overdose

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — “Glee” actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia coroner’s office said Tuesday. “There is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a…

Obama nominates Schiffer, Hirozawa to labor board

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two veteran labor lawyers will be President Barack Obama’s new picks to serve on the National Labor Relations Board as part of an agreement to win confirmation for several of his stalled appointees, two Democratic…
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Man charged in rape

UPDATE A Niles man is facing felony charges that allege he raped and beat the mother of their 6-year-old child at her Austintown home.…
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Companies help conserve power

On Monday, our television station was one of about 400 high-demand energy customers that switched over to generator power for several hours to reduce overall demand on the electrical grid. …

Horse slaughter plants hope to open Aug. 5

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney representing newly licensed horse slaughterhouses in New Mexico and Iowa says the plants are set to open Aug. 5. But lawyer Blair Dunn says those plans hinge on an Aug. 2 court…

State TV won’t show Miss Italia; pageant unhappy

ROME (AP) — The organizer of Italy’s Miss Italia beauty pageant is criticizing the state-run television network’s decision not to broadcast this year’s contest, a step that comes as audiences for the show have dwindled and amid pressure…